Dry cough is getting worse, and is sometimes scary… Cooper is getting to where she cannot stop coughing.

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About the Campaign

Monday (August 21), after coming home from the vet, Cooper started hyperventilating, and had to be rushed to the ER. After several rounds of oxygen and diuretics, she has improved by 25%, but she's still in the ICU receiving oxygen, and the hospital won’t continue to the next steps of care unless they receive payment. So even the smallest amount will help. See ER bill below.

Cooper has a dry cough,

it is getting worse, and is sometimes scary

Cooper’s owner (Hyunjin) got her as a pup of about 5 months, and now Cooper is 15 years-old, but still a very active and happy dog! Friends had adopted two dogs, one being Cooper, and had decided two was too many, so Hyunjin took Cooper.

Cooper has been a very good girl all these years, and had no major heart problems. A few years ago the doctor detected a slight heart murmur, but that’s been about it. Until early July. Cooper started coughing, a dry little cough. It would come and go, but in the last weeks has gotten much worse (you can play the video above to see).

Hyunjin is a writer in Los Angeles, and is out of work due to the writer’s strike. Also, she was hit and run by a car while walking some years ago, and severely injured. Her recovery took a long time and cost all her savings. All that time Cooper was her constant companion, and other than when she was in the hospital, Cooper has slept in the bed with her all these 15 years.

Cooper on strike!

Cooper has not had a full check up in two years, though she did get updated shots in January of this year. The vet Cooper regularly goes to has a full senior check up package, including x-rays, that is $950… but we are working to get Cooper to a specialist we know because of the cough.

She is a very happy and active dog, and Cooper may have an easily correctable condition! All donations are held by Free Animal Doctor and will only be paid to the veterinarian when she is treated. Let’s help Cooper stop this cough before it gets even worse, thank you!

ER bill (click to enlarge):



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  • Sue Lamb

    Where is the box to fill in your zip code?

    August 8, 2023 at 10:12 pm Reply

    • Cooper’s mom

      After putting in your card number, additional fields will appear (expiration date, CCV, zip).
      Hope this helps.
      Thank you

      August 17, 2023 at 3:46 am Reply

  • Angelique Webre

    I have a senior with heart murmur and it breaks my heart. Cooper I’m praying for you,sweety!

    August 9, 2023 at 11:41 am Reply

    • Cooper’s mom

      Thank you very much for reading about Cooper, and thank you very much for the mind words

      August 17, 2023 at 3:48 am Reply

      • Cooper’s mom

        *kind words

        August 18, 2023 at 10:55 am Reply

  • Yennie

    Cooper is the sweetest. Hope everything ends up okay.

    August 21, 2023 at 10:24 am Reply

    • Cooper’s Mom

      Thank you so much 💗

      September 6, 2023 at 1:59 pm Reply

  • Laura Anjoorian

    Er Hospitals are horrible, always about the money. My Bella just went through the same thing and we found out she has congestive heart failure so sad for people and the animals they love praying for this little dog.

    August 23, 2023 at 11:40 am Reply

  • Michele Em

    Best wishes, Cooper and Hyunjin.

    August 28, 2023 at 5:57 pm Reply

    • Cooper’s Mom

      Thank you 💗

      September 6, 2023 at 1:58 pm Reply

  • Senta/Katie/Sadie Scarborough/Thomason

    We love you, Cooper!

    September 7, 2023 at 2:04 pm Reply