ePuppyPro.com / Sick puppy from epuppypro imported from russia
PLEASE HELP... BEFORE I TELL MY STORY... if anybody else has purchased a puppy from epuppypro or lobopuppies and the puppy was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection/pneumonia and your puppy got better, please email me and let me know what antibiotic your vet prescribed. My puppy has been on an antibiotic for three weeks and isn't much better. I need HELP!!
Here is what happed to me... On July 4, 2008 I purchased a puppy from Danielle O'Neal of epuppypro. The puppy had several lessons on it's skin but Ms. O'Neal assured me it was nothing to worry about and that she had medicated the puppy for the skin problems. I paid $2, 300.00 for the puppy and signed Ms. O'Neal's puppy agreement forms and left with the puppy. The puppy had a slight cough which we noticed on the way home. Since I purchased the puppy on a holiday, our vet was closed. I planned to make an appointment on Monday, July 7, 2008. When I called my vet to schedule an appointment, they were booked until Thursday, June 10. I made an appointment for that afternoon.
In the meantime, the puppy was developing a more pronounced cough and the skin problems were getting worse. By Tuesday evening, the puppy was coughing and wheezing badly, with very labored breathing. She developed a very nasty runny nose late into the evening. Her skin was a mess. I called my vet as soon as they opened on Wednesday, July 10 A.M. I took my puppy in as an emergency. My puppy was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection, a staph skin infection, an ear infection and ear mites. All due to her immune system being compromised because of the stress she has been under due to the things she has had to endure in her short little life. She also has a case of ACTIVE Spirochetes -- a type of rare intestinal bacteria that is usually suspended but not active if at all present. She was negative for parasites and worms... thank goodness! My vet says that we are not out of the woods yet, however. He told me that due to her living conditions and being transported probably in close quarters with many other dogs and puppies that she could come down with parvo within the next week or so, as well as kennel cough. We have to wait and see what happens because if a puppy is exposed to these diseases the incubation periods range anywhere from a few days up to a few weeks depending what they have been exposed to. The worst that could happen is that she could have been exposed to distemper which is very nasty and there is basically no cure. The doctor put her on an antibiotic (Simplicef) and an immune system booster (Forti-Flora). I had already been feeding her Danactive each day since I got her which my vet said is excellent. The vet could not give her any puppy immunizations due to her compromised immune system. My vet warned me that puppy mill puppies -- especially bulldogs are usually genetic nightmares and that we could face some genetic issues in the future.
Epuppypro advertises that their puppies come with FULL registration, however, I did not receive any documentation for my completion to register my puppy. I have bred a few litters of puppies and I know that when the litter is born, you register the litter and the AKC, UKC etc. sends the breeder a registration form for each puppy to be given to the new owner so they can fill out the forms to register their new puppy. I received nothing at all to register my puppy.
I have since learned that epuppypro / Mr. and Ms. O’Neal have been named the Defendants in a class action suit in Travis County, TX. They are accused of running a puppy mill: selling more than 50 sickly bulldogs for $1, 500 to $2, 500 apiece, and falsely claiming to have bred and raised them.
The defendants have sold in excess of 50 bulldogs with serious and/or fatal medical issues for between $1, 500 to $2, 500 or more, the complaint states. Plaintiffs claim the O'Neals misrepresent their business by falsely claiming that "We breed English Bulldogs & French Bulldogs. We know that we are the #1 Place for Top Quality Bulldog Puppies you can find, with excellent health... We consider all the puppies we have part of our family & we love and care for them." But in fact, the Plaintiffs say, "Defendants do not breed English or French bulldogs.
*** The defendants admit, instead, that they are a bulldog 'broker' and run 'an Internet-based marketing company for English and French bulldogs that distributes bulldogs.***
The defendant’s bulldogs purportedly bred in Texas are, in fact, shipped en masse by 'heads' and 'boxes' from Russia and signed for at Houston airport by defendants.
The City of North Richland Hills Humane Division has been inundated with enough consumer complaints regarding the poor health of defendants' bulldogs that said Humane Division launched an investigation into defendants' activities... Defendants do not furnish purchasers with 'Full Registration, ' or any registration whatsoever, for its bulldog puppies. Hence it is impossible to ascertain whether in fact these puppies are 'Champion Sired' or possess 'Champion Bloodlines.' Plaintiffs demand punitive damages.
I have filed a complaint with the Fort Worth, TX Better Business Bureau, Texas Attorney General and /link removed/
These heartless women must be STOPPED! They are putting these defenseless puppies through hell! I don't know how they sleep at night!