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Coton Connection, Issue #090 - Are you making this mistake with your Coton?
March 24, 2020
|Welcome Coton Lovers:
So, what's new? I know it's been several months since I put out a newsletter, but what a difference a few months can make. I hope you are all safe and taking care of yourselves and your Cotons. I'm extra grateful for my sweet dog and cat in these days of quarantine. Such a blessing!
We know dogs can help our emotional well-being, but there have been studies that indicate they can also help improve our immune systems. So we have even more to be grateful for with these amazing pets.
Are you making this mistake?I wanted to share Luc's recent health scare with you so you can prevent the same thing from happening to your dogs. And this simple change can have a big impact on your dog's health and well-being...
A few weeks ago, Luc started limping. I thought he sprained his leg or stepped on something. But the vet told me that his leg pain was due to neck and back issues. He told me to immediately start using a harness instead of a leash to prevent anymore damage to Luc's neck.
I felt terrible thinking that I could have prevented Luc's pain. I used a harness for years when he was younger and more active, but as he got older and wasn't running out ahead of me anymore, I went back to the leash. Big mistake! I didn't realize how much I pulled on his collar. Even though Luc walks much slower these days, there are times I've had to pull on the leash - either to prevent him from getting too close to another dog we don't know, or more likely, to stop him from eating something on the ground (which he does often).
The good news is that with some medication, acupuncture, rest, and the new harness, Luc is doing much better. There's nothing's worse than seeing him in pain.
I know many of you already use a harness, but if not, please consider making this easy change. I've got a drawer full, but I'm currently using a Voyager step-in harness because it's very easy to put on and it doesn't slip off. My vet recommended the Buddy Belt, but they're pricey. Just choose a harness that doesn't go around the neck.
In these times of physical distancing, it's important to reach out and connect with others. Share your Coton photos or just say hello on our Facebook page.
Be grateful. Be kind. Be safe.
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Don't be shy - reach and contact someone. You know we all love to talk about our dogs, so others will be glad you took the first step to reach out. You can set up play dates or just discuss your favorite "Coton-friendly" local businesses such as vets, groomers, pet sitters, and stores.
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