Report: #701649

Complaint Review: Tammy & Jay Chancey Kennels

  • Submitted: Wed, March 02, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, March 03, 2011
  • Reported By: Dezzi — Cartersville Georgia United States of America
  • Tammy & Jay Chancey Kennels

    Douglas, Georgia
    United States of America

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I recently had a Chihuahua baby girl pass last year on May 10th 2010. I was very upset and was worried bc I also had my baby girls brother. He was very depressed and wasn't himself so I researched long and hard before I purchased a baby. I have never went through a breeder before. I rescued my babies from a Chihuahua rescue group. Bc my baby that passed had died unexpected by something that was not noticeable to the eye. So, I wanted to get papers and know where my baby is coming from and that she was coming from a healthy background. I found on google and contacted Tammy. She called me back within the hour and I told her which baby I had my eye on and that I would meet her the following weekend to purchase the puppy. I did so, and also ended up buying the LAST one left of the litter as well. So, I took home two babies. I noticed one of them was starting to scratch a lot. Then, redness and loosing of fur and small scabs! I was furious and worried. I contacted Tammy via email and phone. She would not call me back but, replied to my emails. I asked her if she has ever had anything like this happen with her puppies or any animals. She replied with no and that she was very sorry! I then took my baby to the vet where they told me she had the MANGE!!! From parasites passed through the mother that then leads to mange. I took her to another vet in town and they told me the SAME thing. It is passed through parasites through the MOTHER. If the pups are not treated well, it can eventually turn to mange. Just like pups are born with worms, they're also born with parasites. If taken care of correctly the worms/parasites will vanish in due time. SO, I then contacted Tammy again via email and told her that my baby had the mange! She said AGAIN none of her animals have ever had this. She then told me that 'HER VET' said I could buy meds at my nearest feed store and she would be cured. That her vet also told her that the parasites were not passed through the mother. Funny bc I had 2 vets tell me that the kind of mange my baby had, WAS PASSED VIA MOTHER. (which I doubt with all the animals she breeds she takes ALL of these babies to the vet. I'm sure she uses stuff from feed stores.) I originally came to this website for another rip off I had heard and stumbled across A LOT of reports on Tammy and Jay Chancey! I have now read TWO reports of owners who have purchased puppies through this kennel who also contacted THE MANGE! Previously before I got my baby. So, when I asked her If anyone else has made reports or that she had problems with this she told me no? She straight LIED TO ME!! I had to pay $60 for a dip that finally cured my baby. (Thankfully the mange that my baby had was 85% curable) I had to dip her 7 times! That's $420 JUST ON THE DIP! Not including the office check ups. It has been 7 months since she was cured and we've yet to see anymore mange. Thank goodness! I would just like to let everyone know that what you read about this kennel on ripoff, is 110% TRUE!!! Tammy and Jay Chancey have other puppy websites as well. PLEASE beware of this breeder! I love my babies but I WILL NEVER BUY FROM A BREEDER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!
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#1 Consumer Comment

Now "Dezzi" appears to be the confused one.

AUTHOR: BrianAPaone - (United States of America)

In order:

* I most certainly read your missive and responses, and can assure you that I am well aware of how Demodex canis is transferred from one dog to another. (Your missive reads as if it is something that is passed at birth; it is not. D. canis is transferred via prolonged contact between one dog and another, meaning it's most commonly transferred during nursing. Ask somebody if you don't believe, and be big enough to come back and admit you're wrong if you do.)

* I'm not concerned with the age of the pup; it's a small breed anyway and dipping typically isn't recommended for demodectic mange. There's only one dip I know of that anyone would even consider using for it, and it's not recommended at all for toy dogs or puppies - especially toy-breed puppies. That's why I asked what the name of the treatment used was, and I'm still waiting for an answer. Hopefully, you'll mix that into your next reply amid all the tries at snark.

* Without the names of the vets that told you dipping was necessary, or the name of the dip used, it's hard to believe fraud occurred. You've offered very little in the way of details, and in the United States burden of proof of a crime falls upon the accuser.

And this is going to be tough to say, since I absolutely despise the pet breeding industry, but... it's starting to sound like the puppy miller is better at taking care of pets than you are, if you're going to freak out about a very common condition and toss a toy-breed puppy into MULTIPLE dippings.

Reply however you like, "Dezzi", but unless it's got more details and confirmable information then I just don't believe your side of the story in this particular instance, regardless of what may have happened with anyone else. Just because you BELIEVE you were wronged doesn't mean you WERE wronged.

The difference is proof.
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AUTHOR: Dezzi - (United States of America)

If you read correctly you would see that I posted: "From parasites passed through the mother that then leads to mange. I took her to another vet in town and they told me the SAME thing. It is

passed through parasites through the MOTHER." I'm very aware HOW it is passed. I'm also aware of the dosage for the ivermectin, thus WHY I did not buy it and do it myself. The pup wasn't 8weeks when dipped she was 5 months old. I got the pup when she was 3-1/2 months. Like I've said over and over again. I'm reporting a fraud of a kennel. Whom I keep reading about a lot on this site. I'm warning people that this breeder obviously is in it for the money and not taking time to make sure her animals are well taken care of.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Now I'm even more confused.

AUTHOR: BrianAPaone - (United States of America)

THREE vets told you that you needed to dip a Chihuahua puppy because it had demodesis so bad that it was a "severe threat" to the dog's life?

* What are the names of these vets?

* Which vet ultimately performed the treatment?

* What was the name of the "dip" they used, and what was the name of the medication administered? (This should be found on your receipt.)

I understand that you're mad, "Dezzi", but a lot of stuff in this particular instance isn't adding up. That's why I'm asking the questions - to clarify the information and get the whole picture. Feel free to answer them if you like, but absent any further information I just can't believe this as presented. No offense; it just is what it is.
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#4 Author of original report


AUTHOR: Dezzi - (United States of America)

They dipped the pup 4 times. 7 times I had to take her to the vet. $420 was costs of the dip and other fee's. Excuse me. I made a typo error as to being mad when I wrote this. I talked to 3 different vets that told me dipping the pup and giving her a very small oral dose of medicine they provided would be cured. The pup is now cured & that's all that matters. She'll never have to worry about that mess anymore. It wasn't a soaking dip. I sat with her and waiting till it dried. Luckily the mange the pup had wasn't the contagious kind. Thank goodness. I would never go through with something if it was a severe threat to my baby if different vets didn't suggest it. Thank you for your comments but, the main concern here is a puppy kennel selling sick babies. I keep reading many reports of this kennel.
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#5 Consumer Comment

I'm confused by a couple of things:

AUTHOR: BrianAPaone - (United States of America)

1) From the report you post, it looks like your dog had demodectic mange. It's contagious only during suckling from mother to pup and is caused by Demodex canis, a parasitic mite.

Demodex canis isn't something pups are "born with"; they generally only catch it from their mother during suckling and usually shake it themselves. Chihuahuas are one of the breeds that are suspected to be more susceptible to demodicosis (the type of mange caused by this parasite - the other kind is called sarcoptic mange), so this isn't a shocker to hear.

2) Who the HELL is your vet, so I know to avoid them?! I do not know a SINGLE responsible veterinarian that would recommend dipping a puppy - ESPECIALLY a toy-breed pup! The previous poster was right; that stuff can do a fair amount of damage. Recommended treatment is usually nothing more than medicated rinses/shampoos, or ivermectin treatments properly administered by a vet.

3) Which reminds me - if the business owner did in fact tell you to go buy the "stuff" she uses from the feed store, she's probably telling you to get ivermectin. DO NOT EVER TRY TO ADMINISTER IVERMECTIN BY YOURSELF. Especially to a toy breed. (Farmers reading this: This missive obviously doesn't apply to you, since most of you are smart enough to know how to use the chemical.)

But what I AM happy to see is that you've apparently learned your lesson about buying from a breeder. That much is welcome news, and I hope your next rescue is a little less stressful.

But for the love of all that's holy, get yourself a better vet. I'd really like to know the names of the two vets that you say advised dipping your toy pup for an easily-treatable ailment.
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#6 Consumer Comment

What kind of dip. Most dips are so toxic and the pups liver could be damaged

AUTHOR: Toni - (United States of America)

A very dilute dose of Ivermectin given once a week for a couple weeks would have been far safer but only if measured exactly right by a Veterinarian.I can't believe the puppy survived 7 dips. I would be very concerned over the condition of your puppy's liver. I have head of puppies dying from just one dip for mange. I would never dip a puppy. There are far safer ways to handle this annoying but not life threatening condition.
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