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Ejay
7th February 2009, 10:08 AM
Well, some of you will reember the problems we have had since having Bailey, and her on and off coughing and trips to the vets!

Well unfortunately about 3 weeks ago the cough returned and Bailey became very poorly quite quickly, she was put on antibiotics and panacur (in case of lung worm) but unfortunately this did not clear the cough. She has since had chest and throat X-Rays which show a arge amount of bronchial inflamation in her chest.

She has been prescribed steroids (prednisolone) which she taks morning and night. She has been on this for week and it doesn;t aappear to have helped :( Yesterday we were back at the vets due to eye and nose mucus on top of all of this and she is now also on antibiotics.

I have a very lathargic little puppy and have been advised by my vet that we may have to make a decision about her future if the medication does not help:cry*ing:to say i am gutted is an understatement. The poor little thing will be 10 months old on tuesday and has had at least 8 of those months of having to go back and forth to the vets. Its just heartbreaking.

I am still trying to get the breeder to reimburse my vet fees, however she is ignorin my letters! this is such a stressful time, i just wanted to let you all know what was hapening with my little baby girl.

rosiesmum
7th February 2009, 11:20 AM
Emily, I'm so sorry that little Bailey is poorly again. Sending you loads of :hug::hug::hug:.

I hope that Bailey gets better soon :flwr:

How have you been sending your correspondence to the breeder? If it was by normal post, she could say she never received it, but if you send it by Special Delivery, at least it can be tracked online and you know when she has received it.

Don't give up chasing the breeder for reimbursement - have you thought of going to see a solicitor? Maybe a letter from a solicitor might shock her enough to reimburse you.

Tanyab
7th February 2009, 11:56 AM
I'm so sorry, i really hope the vets are able to help Bailey get better x
and I agree with rosiesmum don't give up with the breeder and send the letters signed for so you have proof they received them, good luck

x

Louise1823
7th February 2009, 02:59 PM
Im so sorry to hear that Bailey is so unwell, it must be heartbreaking to see her so young and so ill.
Hopefully the little fighter in her will be able to overcome whatever it is that is causing her to be so sick and she will be able to be the happy little healthy puppy like she deserves.
Give her a big kiss from me :lotsaluv:

Dublin
7th February 2009, 03:26 PM
So sorry to hear about poor Baileys troubles, I realy hope she can fight this.

Can you take the breeder to the small claims court? I would definatly get a solicitors letter.

brotymo
7th February 2009, 03:28 PM
I am so sorry to hear about Bailey. Have you consulted with any specialists about her that might have more experience and a fresh perspective?

ice-cavi
7th February 2009, 03:55 PM
Í´m so sorry to read this about your little Bailey :hug::hug::hug:
I hope she´ll have the strenght to fight this :xfngr:


It really P***** me off though that the breeder has no interest in this matter...:bang: and that he/she takes no action......Why bother with breeding if you no longer care about the pups once they leave the "nest"?

jld
7th February 2009, 04:04 PM
Oh, what heartbreaking news. No one should have to go through all this. My heart breaks for you and Bailey. Judy

shippers
7th February 2009, 04:24 PM
Oh I hope Bailey gets through this soon. I would probably get another opinion from another vet and ask to be referred to a specialist. Best of luck and :xfngr: for a speedy recovery

Ejay
7th February 2009, 04:46 PM
Thanks everyone, we have had second and thir opinions, but unfortunately i am unable to finance the specialist. When i bought Bailey i immediately bought insurance, but she became ill immediately and so as it was in the 14 day 'settling in period' i am covered for nothing! As a guestimation, i have probably spent over £1000 in the last 7 months on vet bills etc (nearly £300 of that in the last 3 weeks!!). Luckily my vet will let me pay it off slowly which is very nice of them.

My vet has also put Bailey's case together in report form and has faxed this to Bristol RVC who have agreed to look at Bailey's case in paper form for no fee - we should hear back from these later in the week, but no vet has ever been optimistic about Bailey's long-term health.

My initial plan was to go to Small Claims, but was told by animal welfare dept in local council who i complained to that when they had been out they had discussed Bailey's health with the breeder and she has said she wasn;t aware of a sick puppy - luckily i kept all the emailss i sent hr and recieved in June/July when the trobles started! She said to animal welfare that she would 'put things right' (whatever this means), and the animal welfare man told me quite abruptly that i now couldn;t take her to court as she had "made an offer". Well i wrote to her asking her to clarify her 'offer' and to explain what exactly she would do to "put it right", i also stated i wanted full reimbersement for vet bills to date. I sent recorded delivery and emailed and have heard nothing, so yesterday i wrote a second letter - stating that should i not hear from her in the next 7 days i will be contacting trading standards and listing in Small Claims Court. I have no idea if she will reply, but it will look bad in court on her if she doesn;t bother.

Has anyone been through small claims? would be greatful to hear how straight forward things are.

*Pauline*
7th February 2009, 05:13 PM
You can take her to the small claims court as she did not honor her offer. Do you have any proof from the animal welfare officers that she made an offer to make things right? From what I can grasp, she never put any offer in writing. You go for it. It won't cost you much. Print your emails off for safe keeping too.

My dad has been through small claims a few times, always successfully. I think, though I am not sure, it might cost you 10% of your claim. So if you claim £1000 you pay £100 BUT that is only spaculation and it might only be that you pay that if you lose.

This web site will help I think:

http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabout/claims/index.htm

I should do the same but it's not worth the stress for me and my bills are much lower, mostly covered by insurance.

*Pauline*
7th February 2009, 05:36 PM
This one is a little better, the other link only seems to tell you what forms you need.

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/your_rights/legal_system/small_claims.htm#Before_applying_to_the_court

harleyfarley
7th February 2009, 05:45 PM
not much i can say other than to do your best for bailey, if you have a copy of the email saying she will pay, then send her copys of the bills and the email giving her 30 days to pay if after that time its obvious she is not going to pay and take her to court. I really hope bailey makes it, keep me up to date on the progress, love from harley, di

freesia
7th February 2009, 05:51 PM
Awww, I am sorry for you and Bailey, were there any other puppies and do you know if they have any problems?
The lady is obviously skirting the issue for one reason or another, sounds like she has had plenty of time to sort it out. Hope you get sorted.

Ejay
7th February 2009, 05:55 PM
This one is a little better, the other link only seems to tell you what forms you need.

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/your_rights/legal_system/small_claims.htm#Before_applying_to_the_court


Thanks Pauline, gonna spend my afternoon having a look through these websites! I am determined to show this woman that there are consequences to breeding and she must be prepared for them. The only way with this woman appears to be by hitting her pocket!

She has a litter of Cavs advertised at the moment, i just hope with all my heart none of that litter are as poorly as Bailey!

Daisy's Mom
7th February 2009, 06:08 PM
Ejay, I'm so, so sorry to hear about Bailey and everything you and he have gone through. It's just so unfair for so much to happen to one little guy.

:xfngr: I really hope he pulls through everything and fights off all the infection! Good luck to you!

jasperpaw
7th February 2009, 06:10 PM
So sorry to read about little Bailey and what bad luck with the insurance, its so upsetting when breeders seem to be out for the just the money and not the welfare of the dogs.

harleyfarley
7th February 2009, 06:28 PM
Thanks Pauline, gonna spend my afternoon having a look through these websites! I am determined to show this woman that there are consequences to breeding and she must be prepared for them. The only way with this woman appears to be by hitting her pocket!

She has a litter of Cavs advertised at the moment, i just hope with all my heart none of that litter are as poorly as Bailey!

hmm id be tempted to warn other purchases, i cant believe this sort of thing isnt regulated, di

Ejay
7th February 2009, 06:48 PM
hmm id be tempted to warn other purchases, i cant believe this sort of thing isnt regulated, di

well it is supposed to be under their breeding licence, however the animal welfare officer was far too quick to defend the breeder stating that no action would be taken a they have no proof of them breeding sick pups, i offered him all the proof he wanted from me, but categorically told me that this was a problem between and he breeder. What are the point of having laws and regulations if the people who are supposed to implement them don;t take welfare issues on board.

As for other littermates, when Bailey was diagnosed with coccidiosis after leaving the breeder, i was told by the vet to ask the breeder to contact other litter mates and also have er animals checked. She emailed me back stating she was 'at a stump as to where Bailey has got this from' as none of the dogs in her kennels are sick. I daresay she never contacted the littermates' owners!

leesanlucie
8th February 2009, 06:08 PM
Emily, so sorry that ur Bailey is poorly.
I am keeping everything crossed for a speedy recovery.Keep us all updated.
:flwr:

pippa
8th February 2009, 06:40 PM
So sorry to hear about little Bailey. I hope she can fight this and get well again.

Shelli
10th February 2009, 03:53 PM
Sorry to hear Bailey is poorly again. I hope she has the strength to fight this :xfngr:
You have been through so much with her. I really hope you get a good outcome with this breeder.

Clairelou
11th February 2009, 01:51 PM
Very sorry to hear Bailey is poorly, my heart goes out to you having to fight this battle and nursing Bailey, good luck :flwr:

Sandrac
11th February 2009, 03:41 PM
Sending Bailey lots of get well wishes and hugs:hug::hug::hug:

Ejay
13th February 2009, 04:21 PM
Thanks for all your kind messages, i thought i would give you an updte on the little lady...

I was woken up this morning by Lily who was barking (unusual ) so i came down to find Bailey bringing up bright yellow bile. This was the third pile of it! We were due back at the vets this morning, so we got there for opening time.

Lowri (our vet) was quite concerned about Bailey, this is the worst she has seen her. On listening to her lungs Lowri said there is now fluid on them and is baffled how she is getting worse whilst on steroids and antibiotics!

Due to Bailey being sick, we have had to reduce the steroids and she is now on half the dosage. She has also been prescribed meds to try and reduce the fluid, and a mixture to line her tummy which i need to syringe into her. She is also on chicken and rice to help her tummy settle. It;s not looking great for the little one at the moment, i am terrified that she may not be with us for much longer :(

With regards to the problem with her breeder... I got a text message yesterday from Bailey's breeder asking me to get my vet to write a letter stating that Bailey was healthy before her second injection?!?! Well i spoke with Lowri who said she will write a letter, however explaining Bailey's issues to date and explaining that bailey ws finally injected at 20 weeks old after much expense and hard work trying to stabilise her on antibiotics! I have contacted consumer advice, and eed to write 1 last letter including the vets letter and giving the breeder 10 days to pay under the Sales of Goods Act 1979 s14. If i don't recieve full payment within 10 days then consumer advice will pass the case to trading standards to deal with before going to small claims.

harleyfarley
13th February 2009, 04:28 PM
I really hope bailey can pull through this, not had the best start in life, the breeder obviously wants you to give her some proof that its not her responsability where as it is (even partially) and its sad thats they are not more concerned for bailey, finger crossed :xfngr: keep going dont let it get it down, di

nicola
13th February 2009, 08:00 PM
Thats awful about little Bailey!! Hope the breeder gets what he/she deserves and more importantly that Bailey will recover fully :flwr:

diddy
13th February 2009, 09:35 PM
Poor little Bailey, she's had a tough time of it so far hasn't she. Its really lovely that Lilly is also watching out for her alongside you:).

:xfngr: Bailey holds on in there, and that she will soon be feeling a whole lot better.