We want you to be happy with your new puppy. This is a summary of our health guarantee. Please let us know if you have any questions about the health or care or training of your puppy!
UNCONDITIONAL 7 DAY GUARANTEE
WE GUARANTEE THE PUPPY TO BE HEALTHY AT THE TIME OF SALE. THE PUPPY IS CURRENT ON VACCINATIONS AND HAS BEEN WORMED AND THE HEALTH RECORDS WILL COME WITH HIM. YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE YOUR NEW PUPY TO YOUR VET AFTER GET HIM AND IF THE PUP IS FOUND TO BE UNFIT YOU MUST RETURN THE PUPPY AND ALL PAPERS. THE SELLER WILL ISSUE A FULL REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE. THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT YOU DO NOT FEEL STUCK WITH A PUP THAT HAS A PROBLEM RIGHT FROM THE START.
In order to keep our breeding program as free from health issues as possible we request that you notify us if your dog develops any conditions such as lameness, allergies thyroid, eye or heart problems.
IF WITHIN 7 DAYS THIS PUPPY IS NOT ADJUSTING TO YOUR FAMILY IT MAY BE RETURNED FOR A FULL REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE..
IF AT ANY TIME THE BUYER CANNOT KEEP THIS PUPPY IT IS TO BE RETURNED TO THE SELLER. IT IS NOT TO BE RE-SOLD OR TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER OWNER, RESCUE OR SHELTER. THIS PUPPY HAS BEEN SOLD AS A PET AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR BREEDING PURPOSES.
BUYER GUARANTEES THE PUP FREE FROM HIP DYSPLAYSIA AND IF THE SHIBA DEVELOPS IT BY 2 YEARS OF AGE THE BUYER WILL REFUND THE PURCHASE PRICE. THE RESULTS MUST BE VERIFIED BY OFA.
THE BUYER GUARANTEES THE PUP FREE FROM ALL HEREDITARY EYE PROBLEMS FOR 2 YEARS. IF THE SHIBA DEVELOPS A CONDITION THAT IS VERIFIED BY A VETERINARY OPTHAMOLOGIST A REFUND WILL BE GIVEN.
THE BUYER GUARANTEES THE SHIBA TO HAVE GOOD PATELLAS. IF THE PUPPY DEVELOPS PATELLAR LUXATION DUE TO A CONGENITAL ABNORMALITY BY TWO YEARS OF AGE, A REFUND WILL BE GIVEN. THE FINDINGS MUST BE VERIFIED BY A SPECIALIST.
BUYER WILL KEEP THE PUPPY UP TO DATE ON ALL VACCINATIONS AND WORMING.
BUYER WILL KEEP THE PUPPY ON A PREMIUM DIET, PROVIDE A CLEAN LIVING ENVIRONMENT AND ROUTINE VET CARE FOR THE PUPPY. THE BUYER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAINING, SOCIALIZATION AND KEEPING THE PUPPY SAFE AND FREE FROM ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES.
PUPPY IS TO BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED WHEN IT IS 6 TO 10 MONTHS OLD. IF THE PUP HAS A SPAY.NEUTER BEFORE 6 MONTHS OF AGE, ALL GUARANTEES ARE VOID.
TEMPERAMENT GUARANTEETHE BUYER WILL TAKE THE PUPPY THROUGH 2 PUPPY SOCIALIZATION OR OBEDIENCE COURSES BEFORE IT IS 6 MONTHS OLD. IF THE PUPPY IS THOUGHT TO HAVE AN UNSTABLE OR UNCONTROLLABLE TEMPERAMENT AFTER COMPLETING THESE CLASSES IT WILL BE RETURNED TO THE SELLER FOR A REFUND.
The latest on early spay/neuter.
This is a recent study about the effects of spaying and neutering. Golden's are a large breed and mature more slowly then Shibas. So doing a spay/neuter on your Shiba at 6-10 months of age should be perfectly OK. Your pet should be spayed or neutered to prevent unwanted litters and behaviorial issues as well as any reproductive cancers or infections. But this study shows why it is so important not to have it done at an early age.
*Golden retriever study suggests neutering affects dog health*
February 13, 2013
Neutering, and the age at which a dog is neutered, may affect the
animal’s risk for developing certain cancers and joint diseases,
according to a new study of golden retrievers by a team of researchers
at the University of California, Davis.
The study, which examined the health records of 759 golden retrievers,
found a surprising doubling of hip dysplasia among male dogs neutered
before one year of age. This and other results will be published today
(Feb. 13) in the online scientific journal PLOS ONE
“The study results indicate that dog owners and service-dog trainers
should carefully consider when to have their male or female dogs
neutered,” said lead investigator Benjamin Hart, a distinguished
professor emeritus in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
“It is important to remember, however, that because different dog breeds
have different vulnerabilities to various diseases, the effects of early
and late neutering also may vary from breed to breed,” he said.
While results of the new study are revealing, Hart said the relationship
between neutering and disease-risk remains a complex issue. For example,
the increased incidence of joint diseases among early-neutered dogs is
likely a combination of the effect of neutering on the young dog’s
growth plates as well a s the increase in weight on the joints that is
commonly seen in neutered dogs.
Dog owners in the United States are overwhelmingly choosing to neuter
their dogs, in large part to prevent pet overpopulation or avoid
unwanted behaviors. In the U.S., surgical neutering — known as spaying
in females — is usually done when the dog is less than one year old.
In Europe, however, neutering is generally avoided by owners and
trainers and not promoted by animal health authorities, Hart said.
During the past decade, some studies have indicated that neutering can
have several adverse health effects for certain dog breeds. Those
studies examined individual diseases using data drawn from one breed or
pooled from several breeds.
Against that backdrop, Hart and colleagues launched their study, using a
single hospital database. The study was designed to examine the effects
of neutering on the risks of several diseases in the same breed,
distinguishing between males and females and between early or late
neutering and non-neutering.
The researchers chose to focus on the golden retriever because it is one
of the most popular breeds in the U.S. and Europe and is vulnerable to
various cancers and joint disorders. The breed also is favored for work
as a service dog.
The research team reviewed the records of female and male golden
retrievers, ranging in age from 1 to 8 years, that had been examined at
UC Davis’ William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for
two joint disorders and three cancers: hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate
ligament tear, lymphosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma and mast cell tumor. The
dogs were classified as intact (not neutered), neutered early (before 12
months age), or neutered late (at or after 12 months age).
Joint disorders and cancers are of particular interest because neutering
removes the male dog’s testes and the female’s ovaries, interrupting
production of certain hormones that play key roles in important body
processes such as closure of bone growth plates, and regulation of the
estrous cycle in female dogs.
The study revealed that, for all five diseases analyzed, the disease
rates were significantly higher in both males and females that were
neutered either early or late compared with intact (non-neutered) dogs.
Specifically, early neutering was associated with an increase in the
occurrence of hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament tear and
lymphosarcoma in males and of cranial cruciate ligament tear in females.
Late neutering was associated with the subsequent occurrence of mast
cell tumors and hemangiosarcoma in females.
In most areas, the findings of this study were consistent with earlier
studies, suggesting similar increases in disease risks. The new study,
however, was the first to specifically report an increased risk of late
neutering for mast cell tumors and hemangiosarcoma.
Furthermore, the new study showed a surprising 100 percent increase, or
doubling, of the incidence of hip dysplasia among early-neutered males.
Earlier studies had reported a 17 percent increase among all neutered
dogs compared to all non-neutered dogs, indicating the importance of the
new study in making gender and age-of-neutering comparisons.
Other researchers on this UC Davis study were: Gretel Torres de la Riva,
Thomas Farver and Lynette Hart, School of Veterinary Medicine; Anita
Oberbauer, Department of Animal Science; Locksley Messam, Department of
Public Health Sciences; and Neil Willits, Department of Statistics.
*About UC Davis*
For more than 100 years, UC Davis has engaged in teaching, research and
public service that matter to California and transform the world.
Located close to the state capital, UC Davis has more than 33,000
students, more than 2,500 faculty and more than 21,000 staff, an annual
research budget of nearly $750 million, a comprehensive health system
and 13 specialized research centers. The university offers
interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors
in four colleges — Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological
Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six
professional schools — Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary
Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.