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    Like many others here I am hurt and sorry for you and Theo and at the same time pissed at the irresponsible breeder in this instance

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    I'm so sorry for your loss and what you have gone through.
    Can I ask what kind of stones Theo had?
    My older bully has had stones surgically removed and is affected by HUU gene that causes urate stones. Luckily he is doing great and has been stone/crystal free since the surgery.

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    I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Did you have a signed contract?

    Seek legal advise.

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    I am so sorry that this happened to you

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    so very sorry for your loss... Theo knew you loved him and he will always be with you
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    I'm sorry you had to go through that. I'm glad Theo had a very loving family.

    This site taught me what outstanding breeders should do for their pups and their families.

    May the lesson in your experience enlighten those who are looking for a bully.
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    I'm sorry, but I have to get back to this and wonder if I understand correctly this sentence... "Come to find out he had a congenitive defect and his body did not produce the enzymes needed to break down the urate acid that produce bladder stones." If your bully had the same defect as mine has your vet is to blame more than the breeder. Most Dalmatians have this defected gene and live long lifes. It can be managed with the right kind of food and monitoring/regulating of urine pH. I'm truly sorry that this has happened to you and the breeder should have those dogs tested for HUU/Hyperuricosuria. Both of the bullys are at least carriers of that gene, cause otherwise you don't get an affected puppy.

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    What a heartbreaking time to go through. I am so very sorry for your loss of Theo. He was so so cute. The breeder should have at least taken some responsibility if only to recognize they have an issue in their bloodline. You did the right thing by letting Theo go to forever be young and now healthy to play with all the others over at Rainbow Bridge. Big to you and your family.
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    Theo was on a special diet and was being monitored. I think from your post you stated your surgery worked...Theo's unfortunately didn't. I also think you missed the point of the breeder denying there was an issue in their bloodline. Trust me when I tell you I would have gone broke to keep that boy here but not at the expensive of him being in constant pain......thanks Theo's mom who misses him very much

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    Hi,
    I know how sad it must have been to make that decision. The hardest part about any life is to know when is the right time to make that decision. As guardians of our animals, we owe it to them to make every decision that we can to the best that we can.
    HUU is still relatively new. There are tests that can detect it now and for a low cost. It will take many many years for even a fraction of breeders to start to test their breeding stock.

    I wonder about the first surgery that you had? Was it 10K just for the first surgery to remove the stones? Bulldogs along with several other breeds are highly likely to get stones and crystals. There are several different types. Did you find out what type they were when the first surgery was done?

    That breeder was wrong to imply that you did it because you didnt have or want to pay that much money. Obviously you did. However, not the hate mail will start, at what point is the decision made for the quality of life for the dog? Would a life time of pain be worth any money? And how much money is enough to be able to afford to keep paying?

    I know we all love our dogs. And we would try and do as much as we could to help them, save them, keep them alive.

    Consider the breeder as making a honest decision about which puppies to cull. Cattle, sheep and livestock breeders have to make decisions all the time. If they spent the money to save the puppy.....then what? Who would want a defective dog? Look at how many dog in any breed rescue that are waiting to be place in a new home. I work with 2 rescue programs that have dogs for up to 6 months to try and find a home.

    I am very sad to hear about your loss. I have had puppies die in my hands. I have lost many dogs over the years. It is never easy. I cry even when I read about other people dogs.

    Good day~
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm just horrified that the person even considers themselves breeders. They should be allowed to get away with it. Maybe after some of your grief wears off you can take some kind of action to get them to see that they are totally wrong in their handling of this situation. ((HUGS)) My heart breaks for you and your loss.

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