Originally Posted by APBTN00b
Health testing doesn't prevent health problems. Momma and Daddy could check out fine and he entire litter end up with xyz problems.
I wouldn't hold health testing so high. There are plenty responsible breeders who dont health test.
Health testing can prevent issues, there are several genetic issues in various breeds that are 100% avoidable by testing. Others you are just stacking the odds in your favor, but why bother going through a breeder if they aren't doing their best to ensure they aren't passing along issues?
Most contracts that cover health guarantees aren't going to pay your huge vet bills if you do end up with a sickly dog and generally you have to return that dog and take another from the same breeder which is a pretty shitty solution imo.