PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 15, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- A new article released by the Better Business Bureau explains that new legislation in Texas requires certain dog and cat breeders to go through state inspections and obtain a license to continue work in their industry. However, the Better Business Bureau continues to advise consumers to conduct a detailed investigation into breeders and dog and cat brokers before buying a pet to reduce chances of purchasing a sick animal. Laughlin Kennels
, a professional dog breeding organization, supports the consumer watchdog group's advice.
The article explains that since January 1, 2012, the Better Business Bureau has received nearly 300 complaints against dog breeders nationwide. The complaints discuss everything from health issues to problems with paperwork about purebred puppies. The piece outlines that many grievances involve consumers who have bought animals that turned out to be extremely sick, with some eventually dying. Many people who filed complaints about breeders later spoke of red flags they identified after purchasing an animal.
Through the article, The Better Business Bureau delivers advice to potential buyers searching for a healthy, well-adjusted pet. The article suggests asking for the animal's medical records. Obtaining a written account of all medical care the animal has received (this includes antibiotics and vaccinations) will help future veterinarians treat the animal and get a better understanding of its medical history.
The Better Business Bureau also suggests avoiding online breeders, noting that buying online is often a risky move. Purchasing from an online breeder prevents a consumer from achieving understanding of how the dog was raised as well as how it was treated.
In reaction to the article, Laughlin Kennels, a dog breeding organization based in Oxford, Massachusetts, agrees with the synopsis of The Better Business Bureau. The company specializes in breeding healthy animals who receive the best in care. The organization is intimately aware of the dangers of buying a dog online, explaining that presently there is no requirement for online sellers to obtain licenses, nor are there laws that specifically protect consumers. The group explains, "A consumer who has a puppy shipped in is running the risk both of not getting the pet they were expecting, but also being saddled with major veterinary expenses and no chance to return the ill pup to the seller."
However, there are things a pet parent can do to get the healthiest animal possible. The team at Laughlin Kennels state, "A new puppy owner can protect themselves by getting their puppy from a state licensed, regulated, and inspected facility such as Laughlin Kennels. Our business is regularly inspected for compliance with regulations regarding the health and safety of the animals and consumer protection. Concerns over the facilities, the health guarantees, the veterinary records, etc., are all covered by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture regulations. At the same time, if a puppy at Laughlin Kennels was not bred here, the breeder is USDA licensed. The USDA inspects licensed breeders for adequate facilities, nutrition, sanitation, veterinary care, and record keeping."
is a professional dog breeding company that was founded in 1992. The group focuses on transparent business practices, guaranteeing that all animals it breeds are healthy and well cared for. The staff at Laughlin Kennels work closely with families to make sure that each puppy is matched with a perfect adoptive home based on that animal's personality. The professionals at Laughlin Kennels are committed to finding families a great four-legged friend, instead of simply pushing a puppy onto a potential buyer. The group knows just how important animals are to families.
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