Happy Chis / Paula Orrego — Sick puppies and lied age and weight
Warning to all Chihuahua lovers that considering buy from Paula Orrego, Happy Chis, www.chihuahuateacup.net She is an excellent marketing person, she present well her puppies looks adorable and playful. No doubt your heart wants her puppies after viewed the Youtube video clips she has. But here is the facts:
1. ) We specific asked her to take pictures of puppy on the weight scale and email to us, she calibrated the scale so the weight shows 1 lbs less than actual weight. When we received the puppy just 4 days later we weighted her on scale she is 1.1lbs MORE than we were told. ( On her email she told us 'the puppy will be full grown between 2.5~3.0lbs, or a little less, now weighted 1.7lbs at 19weeks' when we received her just 4 days after the email, she weighted 2.8lbs )
2. ) She said she never let puppy travel more than 6 hours alone and with no connection flight. The fact she booked the flight schedule that is convenience to her with connection flight and she made booking error on connection flight to the following day, the puppy spent over 24 hours in the pet carrier and waiting in cargo terminal for connection flight. She gave us incorrect flight schedule when we called from airport she didn't answer the call. She could have arranged directly flight to assure the puppy safety.
3) With all the unpleasant experience we had so far, we decided to take her to vet to check her actual age and health. Yes More surprises, based on her teeth development the puppy age is younger than we were told, which mean she will grow to a larger size Chihuahua and her immune system is not established to travel. Not sure if all the vaccine were actually done or just marked done on the paper. Either way it would be too soon for all 5 doses vaccines for her actual younger age.
4.) Demodetic Mange ( mites), There were sign of hair loss so the vet scraped her skin to test Mange, under the microscope she has positive demodetic manage which caused by her low immune system and genetic heritage. Now our puppy loss her hair and scratches her skin, she is still under medical treatment and it's very expensive and requires months to recover. At mean while Paula still breeding the unhealthy chihuahuas.
5.) After fecal (stool)examination, she has Giardia parasite which can transmit to human, vet said she got this from other puppies that Paula has. She didn't de-worm all puppies to keep them in healthy conditions which place you and your puppy in health concerns.
We are here to let all Chihuahua lovers know our experience and facts about Paula Orrego. They are adorable puppies but don't place yourself as us. Paula is continues selling unhealthy chihuahua and with Demedetic mange disease she shouldn't be breeding them, it cause more unhealthy puppies.