Eva Poropat, Inc. / Defective Puppy
October 18, 2014, purchased two female dachshund puppies, born Aug 20, 2014 from above seller/breeder. One pup is doing well, the other has been found to have biological, systemic problems involving the liver and kidneys. Determining specific diagnosis will require expensive testing with no guarantee of resolution. Dr. Rebecca B. Fratello, our veterinarian, provided us with lab reports and an explanatory letter. She cites extremely high phosphorous levels, and non-conclusive results of the resting and post-prandial bile acids test, attempting to substantiate or deny existence of a suspected portosystemic shunt. She also refers to her consultation with Dr Cook at the UF Small Animal Hospital in Gainesville, who maintained there is something wrong metabolically with the dog, but the exact nature of the abnormality remains to be seen. A scan of Dr Fratello's letter is included in this complaint.