Your puppy comes with...
Your new Lab puppy joins you at 8 weeks with the following: a Vet. check-up, his/her first puppy vaccine, and he/she will be started on a Heart worm preventative.
Companion puppies are sold on AKC Limited registrations, and Spay/Neuter contracts. Full registrations are reserved for Lab Breeders.
We provide new owners with a Bill of Sale, his/her vaccination and de-worming record, a copy of his/her 8 week of age puppy exam, a copy of the litters (online) AKC Registration application, copies of his/her sire and dam's certifications, and lastly a pamphlet of information to help you and your new puppy through the transition period.
We further offer you continued support either by phone or email to help guide you through any puppy
NEW PUPPY EXAM...
We require a new puppy exam within 72 hours of adoption. The new puppy exam is to be performed by a Vet. of your choice. It's important for the health and well being of your puppy that you establish a Dr. / patient relationship. Your Vet can answer any questions you may have as well as confirm that your new puppy is healthy, playful , and alert.
We require that you provide us with a copy of your new puppy's exam. The copy may be faxed to 805-233-6460, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. or sent by USPS to Seifert Labradors, P.O. Box 3092, Atascadero, CA 93423.
Our New Puppy Guarantee as well as our Genetic Health Guarantee will be "NULL and VOID" if the 72 hour new puppy exam is forfeited.
GENETIC HEALTH GUARANTEE...
Our genetic health guarantee covers hips, elbows, heart, and eyes for up to 1 year from your puppy's date of whelp - regardless of his/her adoption date.
If your Vet. suspects genetic health diseases follow the protocol below.
1) Notify us immediately if you suspect health issues.
2) The puppy must be examined by your Vet , a prognosis including test results: x-rays, blood work, ultrasound, Color Doppler, and any other test results must be submitted to us, our Vet or Specialists for evaluation.
3) You must submit the puppy's x-rays to OFA - Orthopedic Foundation For Animals, for Hip and Elbow dysplasia evaluation. OFA is the governing agency for final hip and/or elbow dysplasia diagnosis.
3) Your puppy must see a Veterinary Ophthalmologist for eye diseases. CERF and Optigen are the governing agencies for a final diagnosis of eye related diseases. Cataract development can be influenced by poor diets and/or old age. ~Cataracts are not included in our eye guarantees~
4) Heart illness must be evaluated by a Cardiac Veterinarian. Tests must include Color Doppler/Ultrasound to determine the origin of the disease. All test results must be submitted to OFA - Orthopedic Foundation For Animals for diagnosis.
Providing all parties (listed above) concur on the diagnosis; Seifert Labradors will offer you:
1) a replacement puppy with an equal pedigree providing the ill dog is spayed/neutered. You must submit your dogs Spay/Neuter certificate, and original AKC registration to Seifert Labradors within 30 days of the original diagnosis. Only valid from 8 weeks to 1 year of age.
2) a full refund with the return of the ill dog. Including his/her current vaccination record, and original AKC registration to Seifert Labradors within 30 days of the original diagnosis. Only valid from 8 weeks to 1 year of age.
3) a partial refund of 1/2 your adoption fee if you opt to keep the dog. You must submit the dogs Spay/Neuter certificate, current vaccination record, and original AKC pedigree to Seifert Labradors within 30 days of the original diagnosis. Only valid from 8 weeks to 1 year of age.
At times it may be in the best health interest to euthunise your puppy/dog. If this is the case and you opt for surgery as a last ditch effort to prolong his/her life, you, being the owner of record are 100% financially responsible for his/her surgery, aftercare, and medication costs. We understand how difficult it can be to make this decision and are here to support your Vet's recommendations, and well as to morally support you in this difficult time.
~ Recommendations ~
Lifestyle choices can have positive and negative influences on your puppy's growth and development during his/her puppy years; a Vet can provide you with health information from raising a healthy puppy to optimal health as an elder Lab into his/her senior years