Maddie's Story

HERE IS A HEALTH ISSUE WE HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH IN ONE OF OUR ADULTS. THIS IS WHY GENETIC TESTING IS SO IMPORTANT...

Meet our wonderful Maddie . We adopted Maddie when she was 4 months old from a shih tzu breeder. When we adopted her we LOVED her color (RED ) which was hard to find. We paid a pretty big adoption fee for Maddie she has multiple champions in her pedigree. We were very excited when she joined our family and breeding program.

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR MADDIE DO YOU THINK SHE IS HEALTHY?? DOSE SHE LOOK HEALTHY????

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IF YOU SAID YES SHE IS HEALTHY YOU ARE WRONG!!!!

Maddie was old enough to join our breeding program, so it was time to be get her ready. We thought she was 100% HEALTHY... She had completed AND PASSED her OFA testing. Now it was time for her to do her bile acid test to make sure her liver was ok. Since most regular vets office's don't do the bile acid test, and our regular vets dose NOT do them. I took her to the Bradford Park Veterinary Hospital to do her Bile acid test. Every one that saw her fell in LOVE with her. They all complemented us on her color and loving personality.

On 11-03-08 we received her bile acid results and a letter from Dr. Wittu/Bradford Park veterinary. In this letter it stated Maddie bile acids were abnormal. Which means her liver was not working correctly. The only way to tell is by the bile acid test. Maddie will now have to be on medicine for the rest of her life and it will most likely be a short one.

THIS IS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE YOU BREEDER IS DOING THE TESTING THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO DO...

JUST THINK IF WE WOULD OF BRED OUR POOR MADDIE, WHAT ISSUES WOULD HER BABIES HAVE HAD??

WHAT HEARTACHE WOULD THE PUPPY PARENTS HAD TO GO THRU JUST BECAUSE WE DID NOT CARE ENOUGH ABOUT OUR BABIES OR ADULTS TO DO THE TESTING THAT SHOULD BE DONE.

NO BREEDER CAN TELL BY LOOKING AT THEIR DOG IS THEY ARE 100% HEALTHY..

EVEN IF A DOG HAS AKC CHAMPION LINES DOSE NOT MAKE IT HEALTHY MADDIE HAS SEVERAL CHAMPION'S .

MADDIE IS EVEN AKC GRAND CHAMPION SIRED ON BOTH MOM AND DAD SIDES.. WHICH MEANS BOTH HER GRANDPARENTS ARE AKC CHAMPIONS...

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