Cedar Wallace Labs - Mike Wallace Of Fowlerville — False advertising of labrador puppies
We purchased a puppy in 2013 and we were assured before making the 3 hour trip that his labs were all AKC registered and had papers. Mike told us that he made sure that his labs had no history of hip dysplasia as he bred his labs as police dogs. We met the sire and dam, both had good personalities and soft coats, we chose the chocolate puppy he had recommended. He assured us that the puppy had been wormed and vaccinated and that he'd send the paperwork but couldn't do it then as he had to leave. We drove home only to find out that our puppy had a very bad urinary tract infection and worms. I reached out to Mike for registration paperwork several times with absolutely no response.
Within the first year we noticed that he had a strange gate and seemed to walk with his front legs almost stiff. Our vet suggested we watch and wait but was concerned about dysplasia. We've had him on glucosomine and have now switched over to a raw diet as he now has advanced osteo-arthiritis in both front legs and 1 back leg. He is only 3 years old and we just took him to MSU Veterinary Hospital for Elbow Dysplasia surgery. The Dr. there said that it is too advanced already and he will need to have an elbow replacement within the next 2 years. We are so very sad that this man is running a puppy mill breeding labs that have this painful degenerative disease! Avoid supporting Mike and his puppy mill and stop this painful disease from being spread through this sweet breed!