Then I am sorry to say that your mom is one of the worst informed and misguided vets i have ever seen.
These articles DO NOT PROVE that purebreed dogs are not as healthy as mutts.
All these articles prove is that dogs have health issues, as do humans, cows, sheep, pigs, and any animal with DNA. So i suppose now, that humas should stop having kids because we will pass on our heart disease, hip issues, bad eyse, skin issues allergies........
or maybe we should stop eating lamb because breeding them has bred out their ability to naturally produce thiamin???
The difference of purebreed dogs health issues is that they are traceable and are able to be contorlled or fixed. MANY institutions are working on canine genetics and cures for disease. How many places are working on mutt health issues???
For example: Ataxia is a nuerological disease which has been present in many breeds (and mixed breeds), through research there is now a genetic test that can be done to determine if a dog is clear, carrier or affected. Now there is no need to produce a dog who is affected ever again.
Cross breed dogs ARE JUST AS LIKELY to have a health issue as any purebreed because there is no perfect animal of any species. Surely your mom would have learned this in school just as i did. All animals have some issues and cross breeds are no different. Because they come from the same genetic backgrounds and have the same genetic possibilites (ie a dog is always a dog and can never be a CAT), then all dogs are likely to have health issues.
And also, if ALL vets chose mutts, then why are there so many vets who breed purebreeds???
You are over generalizing and spreading lies.
I do agree with adopting animals. All dogs should go to loving homes. But that doesnt mean that purebreeds are less than mutts. People have a choice and that choice is individual.
So stop spouting hate and lies. I made this post as an informational thng. Not for you to hijack it with your stupidity and lies.
And please have your mom forward me her info so i can make sure i never use such an illinfomred and highly biased vet.
The vets i use love dogs no matter if they are mutts or pure breed. Too bad you cant do the same.
And here if you say all dogs have issues, here are the results of some of my dogs, heart disease free by a cardiologist who did an echocardiogram, and ataxia clear from genetic testing...