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Should we abort these puppies?

Discussion in 'Rescue & Adoption' started by Jeanniet88, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Prushanks

    Prushanks Hot Topics Subscriber

    Same here.. i agree... confirm pregnancy, do all the health dna testing (if not done) on the mom and the possible dad and take it from there?

     
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  2. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber



    That's where I'm at. My heart is saying that I would have never had one of the best dogs I ever had (Queen Goober) but what little logic I have says do we really need more dogs to end up in a shelter?
     
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  3. Tropicalbri's

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    I think where my opinion comes from is the care the pups will receive once they find homes should they have debilitating health issues

    Will the potential buyers or adopters know their background and questionable health before getting the pups?

    Will they have the financial means and knowledge to properly care for any health issues the puppies may develop, which their chances of developing are pretty high.

    I worry about their quality of life and if the owners will handle the very emotional times when their pup is limited physically.
    Will they be euthanized because one can't afford their care?

    It's a whole myriad of questions and emotions as I like you, @GennyB would not have had the most wonderful dog, my Gracie.
    I was often told, that had anyone else taken her she most likely would have been PTS because of all her health issues. She gave me 10 great years with lots of pain to herself but my heart still aches for her. I don't want to experience that emotional pain again watching my heart dog suffer and not be able to fix it.

    To think of it in terms of a human baby is a whole other scope.
    My daughter died two days before her third birthday. She had multiply surgeries putting in shunts to drain water from the brain. She had Hydrocephaly, diagnosed at the age of 6mo.
    I would never have aborted her had I known and I had 3 wonderful loving years to love and enjoy her. I would never trade that time with her for anything in this world. She was and still is my entire heart.

    I also agree with @Archer that my dogs are my children and I will give everything I have to care for and protect them no matter what. Some people though for whatever reason, are not able to do that and that is my concern for the pups.
    Sorry for the book but just thought I would share why I feel as I do.
     
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  4. Rits

    Rits Admin Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    For sure! I will just quickly add that I def agree there. I think if you know you have a high chance of passing something on that will majorly affect your child's life, that you shouldn't reproduce, same with dogs. But people still do both without care :/
     
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