I am new here. I posted on the other health site a couple of days ago that our new puppy, 12 weeks old today, has a curve in her spine.
The vet is optimistic, hoping it is orthopedic. We will have Xrays this week.
When I called the breeder 2 days ago she was non-committal. However we emailed yesterday asking for partial financial reimbursement to pay for tests and treatment. She emailed back and said she would like us to bring Ruby Mae back. She will give us a littermate or a refund. She is sad and wants to know what is wrong with the pup so she doesn't breed the line if she shouldn't. She feels that we should avoid future heartbreak now by giving her back. She told us to think of what's best for our daughter (age 9) and the dog.
We are already very much in love with Ruby Mae and don't want to give her back. Obviously we need to wait until work-up but suppose it is the worst? I don't believe, nor do I want my daughter to think, that pets are disposable. Am I being naive about the pain involved?
Thanks for opinions.
Jo with Ruby Mae