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COURTESY LISTINGPlease contact Abigail directly if interested in Cooper or have any questionsabigailannehedgecock@gmail.comI recently adopted a White Lab named Cooper and he is delightful. He is 2 years and 3 months old and full of cuddles to give. He likes to be around people that he knows and trusts--he'll loyally follow them around, lay at their feet, lick their toes, and play tag. Cooper enjoys car rides, music, peanut butter, his crate, laying in front of a fan for naps, and being able to run freely for short periods of time. Cooper has an abusive history and is weary of strangers and other dogs. He may take a while to warm up to strangers, but after he bonds with his humans--he's inseperable. He is an incredibly smart dog. He is house trained and knows the commands place, sit, stay, and lay down.Cooper has severe anxiety, a damaged windpipe, stenotic nares (narrow nostrils), and a fairly common condition, bililous vomiting syndrome (BVS). His anxiety usually causes him to be weary of strangers/dogs, to pace, and to have night terrors. Due to his damaged windpipe and stenotic nares, Cooper breathes a bit more labored than others, can't exercise for long periods of times, and doesn't like to have things tight around his neck. In regards to his BVS, Cooper must eat 4x/day in order to keep his stomach bile from bothering him. He has not thrown up in a while, but if not treated, he will throw up 1-3x/week.Some things I have used to mitigate the above conditions include: crating him, giving him anti-anxiety treats and medications as needed, limiting exercise to 5 minute intervals, preventing him from overheating, hydrating him, giving him a twice daily digestive enzyme, using a wifi feeder for his 4 regularly scheduled meals a day, and giving him an occasional over the counter anti-acid medication. I have a seizure disorder that requires me to sleep more than what Cooper's feeding and toileting schedule demands. Since adopting Cooper, I've had an increase in seizures and have been generally unwell. I also work 12 hour shifts 3x a week and realize that this is not conducive to Cooper's anxiety or eating needs. Cooper truly is an excellent dog. He is kind, smart, goofy, and gentle, but I am afraid that I am neglecting him. He will take a while to warm up to someone new, but once he does... he's delightful. When adopted, he has an automatic wifi feeder, water fountain, toys, bed, crate, tick and flea medication, food, and anxiety medication that can come with him. Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for considering adopting this sweet boyAbigailabigailannehedgecock@gmail.comRehoming fee and vet reference required.


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