You are correct, it is very cruel. Tell your mother that poodle is not "just a dog" it is a life. You don't say if your mom can afford treatment or not but the first step is to take him to the vet for an examination. If she still refuses to do so, tell her it is a form of animal abuse, just like not feeding the dog. If you can, I suggeset that you take the dog to the vet. I recently lost my standard & am looking for another. I will be more than happy to take her dog off her hands. PS - Does the dog sleep in the house or outside?
Answered by Anonymous - 10/22/2011 1:11:15 PM