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Pet shop owners say before buying a new puppy or kitten you should ask to see the breeder or store's USDA certification.

"They have to have a particular size crate for whatever size dog. You can only have so many in each crate. The food and water is given in a particular way to make sure that it is not getting dirty or anything like that. Vaccinations are kept up to date, and then the amount of dogs that they have for the facility is also regulated," says Kim Leingang, Animal Kingdom.

Certified breeders also have to keep track of their animals' blood lines.

"If there is a congenial problem with a particular dog and it is USDA licensed, then there is a hard copy of that. And then the vet will go back and say you should not be using those because you're having continual problems," says Leingang.

The government makes at least three surprise inspections a year to certified breeders and dealers.

"Every day, every puppy kennel gets cleaned out and sanitized completely. That includes changing the bedding, the newspaper. Then we use a special cleaner to completely sanitize every kennel just in case," says Tonie Jay, Animal Kingdom.

Pet store employees say that can turn into an all day job, but it's what's best for the animals.

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