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Coton Connection, Issue #074 - What you need to know as your Coton gets older
October 17, 2017
Welcome Coton Lovers:

When is your Coton considered a senior citizen?

Luc turned 12 years old on October 5. My heart breaks a little as I see the signs of aging. He's slowing down, can't move as fast, and he sleeps A LOT! But, he's still my little clown who is pure love and mischief. There isn't anything I wouldn't do for him, and that means making sure that he's as happy and healthy as possible in his senior years.

Is your dog a senior? Most experts say that small dogs like the Coton are considered seniors when they reach 7 years old. If your dog is 7 or older, or approaching this milestone, what can you do to ensure the highest quality of life possible for him or her? Learn the basics of caring for your older dog here.

Celebrations and Shoutouts

Happy Birthday Wishes:

Happy Birthday to all our Coton friends who celebrate birthdays in October.


Name Gender Home Town Birth date
Lily Female River Edge, NJ 10/1/14
Champ "Baby Boy" Male Alexandria, VA 10/2
Schnapps Albuquerque, NM 10/3
Jeffurson Male Winchester, IN 10/3/14
Luc Male Stuart, FL 10/5/05
Tessa Female Marshall, MI 10/11/10
Jillie Bean Female Plymouth, NE 10/12/12
Fifi Female San Juan, PR 10/13
Merlin Male Chappaqua, NY 10/14/10
Angel Female Holland, IA 10/15/11
Sasha Female Palmyra, PA 10/16/11
Pierre Male Los Angeles, CA 10/17/13
Jolie Female DeRidder, LA 10/24/08
Jack Male Northwood, OH 10/25/13
Keaton Male 10/26/10
Keeva Female Montesano, WA 10/26/11
Riley Male Wake Forest, NC 10/27/10
Bentley Male Miamisburg, OH 10/27/13
Cousteau Male Midlothian, TX 10/31/05

Want your Coton to get special birthday attention? It's easy; just join our Birthday Club.

    Belated Birthday Wishes
  • Dusty celebrated her birthday on 9/7. She can do 7 daily tricks for her favorite treat.

  • Nala was 5 on August 7th. She gets extra treats on her birthday.

  • Walter turned 2 on August 12. He loves meat, other dogs, walks, socks, driving, running in circles at high speeds in that order.

    Special shout out to Jeffurson. Luc enjoyed the photos you sent us :)

    Please let me know if you'd like your Coton event or meetup group to be shared in our next newsletter.

    Coton Meetup Reminder

    Find other Coton families near you!

    Wow, over 250 of you have signed up. Has anyone made any connections? Tell us about it on our Facebook page or on the Coton de Tulear Care web site.

    You can find the Meetup Page here. The password is cotondog

    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.

    Add your dog to the list here.

    NOTE: You only need to sign up once

    Coton Connection

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    Do you have a video you'd like to share? You can submit videos here. Or just take a break and just enjoy videos that others have submitted.

    Coton Questions

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    Disclosure: I sometimes receive commissions on products or services I recommend. I always do my best to recommend products that I've either used myself or that align with’s content, purpose and values.

    Gale and Luc

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