This contract is to ensure that the new owners understand the daily challenges of Siberian Husky ownership. Everyone should read up on the Siberian husky and learn everything they can before committing to buying a Siberian Husky. The new owners should understand that the Siberian Husky is not for everyone.
Siberian Huskies shed their coats twice a year or more depending on the climate. They must be brushed daily and more than once when shedding their undercoats. Siberians are very clean and do not require a lot of bathing. Make sure they always have flea and tick protection such as Frontline to protect agains fleas, ticks and mosquitoes since these pests can pass tapeworms and heartworms on to your new puppy.
Siberians need lots of room to exercise and play. Siberians also tend to get bored easily and if left alone in a house unattended they have the potential of destroying your home. If you like your landscaping then a Siberian Husky may not be the choice of breed for you, since they like to dig holes. They take a lot of patience and require training.
Siberians should be fed a premium quality food free of ground yellow corn and by products since these ingredients can make your husky's stomach sensitive. Premium dry food is also good for their teeth and coat quality. Good examples of good food are Science Diet, Nutro Naturals, Eukanuba, Diamond Naturals and their are organic foods that are on the market. You may have to experiment with food till you get the right food for your new husky.
If your husky is outside exercising never leave them without fresh drinking water and shade. Always ensure your pet's water is cold. Hot summer days can leave your husky dehydrated and can lead to death. Never take the Siberian husky walking without a leash, if they see the chance to run, they will!
The health of the Siberian husky overall is generally really good. They are prone to genetic defects as other breeds such as hip and eye problems. It is very important for breeders to screen for eye and hip problems in this breed especially for eye problems. Siberians are prone to juvenile cataracts. Siberians can have cataracts and you may not even know it, since you cannot see cataracts just by looking at them a lot of times. Siberian's can also have cataracts and not be completely blind from them. They can also have a cataract due to older age, which is not necessarily hereditary. There is also PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) but this condition is not as common, but can happen. I know testing is not 100% guarantee but it does put them in a higher percentage of not having these eye problems.
Siberian huskies and all breeds of dogs are like children and subject to get worms, coccidia, giardia and other infections and must be treated promptly with veterinarian care. Your new husky should be vaccinated at 6wks, 9wks, 12wks and 15wks against Parvo and be kept on a strict deworming schedule.They should also be started on a heartworm preventative to protect against heartworms. It is the new owners responsibility to keep vaccinations and dewormings current. You should also have your new husky vet checked regularly. All new owners will be given a vaccination and deworming schedule before leaving. All puppies from Sweetgum Kennels will have had their first shots before leaving and kept on a very strict deworming schedule. All puppies are pre-treated for Coccidia for precautionary measures and vet checked before leaving our premises.
Any puppy the new owner can no longer see after for any reason should be returned to Sweetgum Kennels with no money back to ensure they do not end up in shelters or rescue organizations. New owners should contact Sweetgum Kennels with any address changes or phone number changes. There is no reason that any puppy that leaves this kennel should end up in any shelter or rescue organization!
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Please bring your husky back if you can no longer care for him/her. There is no reason your husky should end up in any shelters!