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Coco *Diabetic* D180042

Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed (short coat) / Female / Adult

Details about Coco *Diabetic* D180042

  • ID D180042
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • White with Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Coco *Diabetic* D180042

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Obedience Training: Needs Training

Name: Coco
Age: 6 years
Gender: Female
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier mix
Weight: 13 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes, but protective of food
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Indifferent to kids
House Trained: Yes on a schedule
Crate Trained: Barks
Energy level: Moderate
History: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee: $300

 

From the Foster:

Since she’s been in rescue, Coco has been on quite a journey.  She’s gone blind and regained her sight through double cataract and lens replacement surgery (thanks SHH!). Her surgery was in June and she is fully recovered and seeing very well! With basic preventative care, she should have good eyesight for the rest of her life.  Her blood sugar levels are still normalizing, but are looking good.  We’ve been successful in crate training and house training her; occasional accidents happen as the result of sugar spikes, but should decrease as we get her better regulated. 

Keeping her daily routine is important but very manageable: meals and insulin shots 12 hours apart every day.  We’ve included a video to show how easy it is to give her shots.  She’s so used to them, she even reminds us when it’s time!

As you can see, she is absolutely adorable.  While the decision to adopt a diabetic dog shouldn’t be taken lightly, she is a wonderful dog who is intelligent, affectionate and full of personality. She gets along with everyone, but would also do fine as an only dog (if she’s the princess in the house!).