Health Gurantee for Hereditary Conditions:
At Katons Labradors, our dogs our screened for heriditary health issues such as hip displasia, EIC, and PRA.
Hip/Elbow Dysplasia and Eye Disorders
1. Hip/Elbow Dysplasia:
There are many factors can contribute to hip dysplasia so we require that the dog be between 24-26 months of age at the
time the hips are x-rayed for hip displasia. All x-rays must be submitted to the Orthopedic
Foundation for Animals (OFA) for final determination. For our records, we require a copy
of all veterinary records of the dog, together with a copy of the diagnosis, x-rays and OFA
report, no later than 14 days after diagnosis. Results are obtained approimately 3 weeks from the OFA after submittal of the x-rays.
2. Eye Guarantee: If your dog is less than 26 months of age, has been examined by a
certified veterinary ophthalmologist and the diagnosis is determined to be Progressive
Retinal Atrophy/Degeneration (PRA or PRD), we require a copy of all veterinary records of
the dog, together with a copy of the ophthalmologist report, no later than 14-days after
diagnosis. Our dogs are screened for PRA via a DNA test to determine the health of their eyes.
We ask that you inform us as early as possible as to the possibility of disease.
With regard to a positive diagnosis in your dog, we require the following:
The dog must be registered and in the possession of the original owner (this health guarantee
is non-transferable) and;
All health records of the dog including x-rays and reports must be submitted to us within 14
days of diagnosis.
In the event your dog is diagnosed as genetically defective, we require the following:
• Proof of spaying or neutering performed by a certified veterinarian. I don't believe in returning ownership as by the time the dog reaches two years old, I realize they are already part of the family.
Although we sincerely expect that your dog will remain healthy and disease free, we offer the following
replacement policy for hip/elbow dysplasia and PRA/PRD only, as described above:
You may select a new puppy from our first available litter as a guaranteed replacement.
NO dog will be guaranteed that has been used for breeding and is still with the original owner.