Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel, just Coco to those who love her, is a 6-year old Mini Schnauzer.  Her mom, Regina, was grieving the loss of her Dad who had passed away 4 months prior when she met Coco and knew that she was going to be the angel to heal her sadness.  They bonded quickly and so far have had six loving years together.  Regina never knew it was possible to love an animal so unconditionally until she met Coco.

The day Coco woke up sick and urinating blood Regina knew instantly that something was seriously wrong.  Immediately she took her to a veterinarian where she was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection.  Coco was put on antibiotics, but after 30 days she was still very sick.  After multiple visits to the vet it was discovered that she had stones in her bladder that would require surgery.  If not treated urinary tract blockages can be fatal. At the time Regina didn’t have the funds to help Coco.  When Regina saw BirchBark’s public service announcement on TV she knew it might be her answer to saving her beloved dog.  Working with BirchBark and Associate Member Hospital, Aptos-Creekside, Coco was able to get the surgery she needed.

Coco is recovering well at home and will soon return to being a happy, loving, rambunctious, wild spirited dog.  Regina’s family and friends are anxious for some Coco kisses and the neighbors are looking forward to seeing the two taking their daily walk.

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