Comments on John Grogan’s Puppy Treated for Hip Dysplasia

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Laurel   Saint James, NY

5/4/2009 7:01:31 AM

In reponse to the "responsible bredder" knowing a pup might have dysplasia, I take exception. I'm not a bredder, but have had several labs in my life. I have OFA certs form all the parents of my pups and yes I have had a dog who had dysplasia. OFA certification can help with the odds, but is NOT a guarantee. Purebreed dogs always have defects that run in every bred, and chances of having problems. If you want to increase your chances of genetic problems, get and "American Mix" also called a mutt.

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Josh   Cave Creek, AZ

2/22/2009 9:06:44 PM

Our dog is 8 months and was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia in both hips. There are surgery options available and I wonder why Grogan didn't take that route ...

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Lexi   Pittsburgh, PA

1/31/2009 2:52:08 PM

A responsible breeder would know PRIOR to the breeding if her pups were aimed for dysplastic hips. Proper OFA screening, not just of the parents but several generations prior, would eliminate this. Also, a responsible breeder would not just choose to take the puppy back but to assist in whatever healthcare costs are associated with their poor screening. If she lived in PA, that puppy would be covered under the PA Puppy Lemon Law which assists breeders and buyers both. I hope whomever purchased these pups for the movie knew what they were doing when dealing with this breeder!

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Brenda   Burlington, IA

1/7/2009 10:33:13 PM

Thats sad to hear I thought only adult dogs had that. Its nice to know he's being taken care of.

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Someone   Somewhere In, GA

1/7/2009 4:26:42 PM

Awww, at least they are doing the best they can for Woodson.


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Mary   Battle Creek, MI

1/7/2009 12:24:40 PM

That's so sad:(

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Donna   Limington, ME

1/7/2009 9:05:44 AM

Most dogs are put on this earth just to love us. But is very sad that this pup has this problem. Surgery may just help!

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Gryffin   Bedford, NH

1/7/2009 8:40:05 AM

That' so sad that that happened

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