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Should I concern? Puppy crowded in the womb
Hi, everyone! I am new here and got some questions with the puppy. Any advise will be appreciated. Thank you in advance!
I was looking for a puppy, and have contacted several breeders on the referral list of the local club. After doing the research on the pedigrees and chatting with the breeders, I finally picked a breeder who seems to be very nice and the parents have passed all the health tests. So I joined the waiting list. The breeder said there would be 8 puppies, and I am on the 5th.
Later, unfortunately, I was informed that the dam had some complications with her delivery and 3 puppies were lost, leaving 5 puppies available. Since I was 5th on the list, the breeder asked me if I am ok with being not able to choose from multiple puppies. I replied saying as long as he/she is healthy, I am ok with the last puppy. The breeder confirmed that they were all doing well, and I paid the deposit.
Now the puppies are 3 weeks' old, and the breeder sent me a few updated pictures today. In the pictures, I noticed one puppy is wearing something like a bandage with one of her front legs. I asked the breeder about that, and she replied saying this puppy was crowded in the womb, so her tendon in that leg is needing to stretch. The vet has had the breeder massaging it and a few days ago they splinted it. The breeder also said although the puppy is not available at this time, she is doing well.
I am getting my first dog, and new to all of these. To be honest, I am a little concerned about that puppy, but I don't want to question the breeder too much to let her feel I don't trust her or something. So I decided to come here and ask for your advice. Should I concern about this situation? Does a delivery with complications affect the born puppies? And is the tendon issue just temporary without any long-term effects? Thanks you!