Nearly a year ago I purchased a Dachshund puppy from Petland. His paperwork clearly stated that he had no skin condition when we bought him, but he had very visible scaling on his ears that resulted in him loosing pieces of his ears. Even the Petland employee complained that people wouldn’t buy him because of it.
Now, the puppy being 1yr, we have learned he has alopecia and probably has had it all his life. The skin scaling was from negligence from the Petland vets on staff (as two baths removed all harmful scaling).
I just want to know if we can bring this to the local business owner with any legal justification? Technically, we were told we were being sold a perfectly healthy puppy with no skin issues of any kind. Personally, I don’t care and specifically bought this dog because he was neglected but I want this Petland to take responsibility for their carelessness.
There are numerous complaints made on this website regarding Petland selling puppies with health issues. You should consult with an attorney experienced in animal law in your state. You may have claims to recover for the bet bills as well as issues with the sale. It is heartwarming to know you love your puppy regardless of his less than perfect coiffure! I
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