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Veterinarian examination
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 35-D
§ 753-a. Veterinarian examination. 1. Within five business days of
receipt, but prior to the sale of any dog or cat, the pet dealer shall
have a duly licensed veterinarian conduct an examination and tests
appropriate to the breed and age to determine if the animal has any
medical conditions apparent at the time of the examination that
adversely affect the health of the animal. For animals eighteen months
of age or older, such examination shall include a diagnosis of any
congenital conditions that adversely affect the health of the animal.
Any animal diagnosed with a contagious disease shall be treated and
caged separately from healthy animals in accordance with section four
hundred one of the agriculture and markets law.

2. All animals shall be vaccinated as required by state or local law.
Veterinary care appropriate to the species shall be provided without
undue delay when necessary. Each animal shall be observed each day by
the pet dealer or by a person working under the pet dealer's

3. No pet dealer shall knowingly sell any animal that has a diagnosed
congenital condition or contagious disease that adversely affects the
health of the animal without first informing the consumer, in writing,
of such condition.