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Health

At Majestic Moyens and Bernadorable Bernedoodles, color is always second to health. The word “vanity” is not in a dog’s vocabulary. Color is simply the icing on the cake – nice to have, but it is the inside that matters!

Health Guarantee: Though I try to avoid taking young, vulnerable puppies to the vet because of the illnesses they can be exposed to, I can provide a veterinary health certificate upon request. Your puppy will go home with their first vaccination and a clear/negative fecal sample. I guarantee that your puppy will be free of the following genetic diseases for the entirety of his or her life:

  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • GM2 Gangliosidosis (Poodle Type)
  • Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures
  • Osteochondrodysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration
  • Von Willebrand Disease I

All parents are hip tested and veterinarian approved for breeding. Your puppy will be fed an exceptional diet and be on track for a long, healthy life. Please note that the way you raise your puppy can have a large effect on the quality of their hips. See article on “Early Spay and Neuter” for more information. While your puppy is developing and growing, please avoid too much strenuous activity such as jumping from large heights, jumping over obstacles, running for extensive periods of time, etc. I guarantee lifetime support for your puppy, whether it be training, health, nutrition, anything! Please remember that I brought your puppy into the world – I watched him or her take their first breath, their first steps, and their first bite of solid food. I will always find time to talk to you about your puppy- I loved him first.

Vaccinations​: Your puppy will have one vaccination and have been wormed when you take him home.  Continue to worm your puppy monthly until 6 months.  You can take a fecal sample to your vet to be sure.  Puppies pick up worms easily.  How you choose to vaccinate your puppy when you get him home is up to you.  I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Dr. Marty Goldstein’s book “The Nature of Animal Healing with your puppy”.  Please read the sections on vaccinations and feeding so that you can make an informed decision on how you feel comfortable proceeding.  Please know that you can have a blood titer done for antibodies before you vaccinate to see if it is even necessary. Here is a link to a great article on vaccination.

Spaying & Neutering: I advise puppy parents to wait at least 12 months, preferably 18 months to spay or neuter. I believe it is in the best interest of your puppy’s health.  I am in no way a proponent of unplanned pregnancies; I am a huge proponent of giving your dog the longest, healthiest life possible.  There are a multitude of articles online regarding this subject.  Below are a few.  I ask that you read them so you can make the best decision for your new family member.

FoodHere is a great article from Whole Dog Journal about choosing the best food.  And here is a sample homemade dog food recipe.

Flea & Tick Prevention: Here’s a great article, worth the read.