Category Archives: Matters of the Heart

Children And Dogs

Children and Dogs

Children and Dogs At WiggleLess, we love walks on the beach, weekend BBQs and playing outdoors. Although my own girls have left the nest, I still notice little ones everywhere. Once school lets out, the kids hit the beaches and towns in our surrounding area wearing flip-flops and ready for Summer Fun! Along with families, comes DOGS. Big ones, little ones, and some in between. Of course, I am highly tuned-in …read the full article.

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WIGGLELESS DOG BACK BRACE AND IVDD

schnauzer/terrier back brace

WIGGLELESS DOG BACK BRACE AND IVDD Rocket Hitchcock is a 7-year-old Schnauzer/Terrier mix. His hobbies include going for investigative strolls in the neighborhood, playing long games of low-intensity chase with members of his toy collection and convincing us (his two dads) that he has not had enough bacon treats and that we should really do something to remedy the situation.  During the first few years of his life, we noticed …read the full article.

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Dogs And Summer Heat

Dogs and summer heat

Dogs And Summer Heat Summer Safety Tips The joys of Summer have officially arrived and it is time to get outdoors and breathe! Your furry friends are just as excited as you are to frolic in the meadows, run down the beaches, and play with their mates. But before you open the hatches and let them run free, here are a few friendly summer tips to keep in mind: Seasonal …read the full article.

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The Wolf Among Us — Part II

Hybrid wolf

The Wolf Among Us: PART II How Bigby Got His Lucky Break One night, as I was ticking through the shared Google Document we had made to keep track of our potential pulls, sadly deleting rows formerly reserved by dogs who had now been adopted or euthanized since last check, I heard my phone vibrate. I looked up to see my co-worker’s name briefly flash across the screen. I unlocked …read the full article.

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My Puppy Club

Dog tips and advice

My Puppy Club, by Susan Day We all dream of retiring to the country, right? The fresh air, the solitude and the bounties that come from living closer to nature. In 2014, Susan and her family did just that. She left behind a big dog training facility in the city and moved three hours’ drive away. Well, it didn’t take long for word to get around that Susan could train …read the full article.

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Is Your Dog Bored?

Is Your Dog Bored

IS YOUR DOG BORED? The hustle and bustle of the holidays has come and gone, but even though your daily life seems to be returning back to normal, there may have been one element that fell victim to the holiday madness: your dog. With holiday parties, shopping, traveling and the like—not to mention colder, wetter weather that keeps you indoors more—cutting time out for your pooch was/is probably one of the …read the full article.

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Dogs With Cabin Fever

Dogs with cabin fever

Dogs With Cabin Fever Just because the dog days of summer are long gone doesn’t mean you can check out of exercise with your dog. While winter may limit outdoor time with your pooch, daily exercise and stimulation is still extremely important for your dog! Here are a couple of things you can do to help combat dogs with cabin fever this winter. —Play hide and seek. 
Working out a dog’s …read the full article.

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Caring For Your Senior Dog

Caring for your senior dog

Senior Dog Care Seasons of Change I love the changing of the seasons and even though we live in the very temperate state of CA, there is a certain smell and taste in the senses when fall arrives. Pumpkins pop out on porches and ghoulish delights hang from the oak trees. A full harvest array greets customers browsing shops from Santa Barbara to LA. It is a time of packing away …read the full article.

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Natural Remedies for Dogs

Natural Remedies for Dogs

Natural Remedies for Dogs I am a sucker for quick tips that minimize my weekly grind and a firm believer in the four-hour work week (if at all possible), which hasn’t been lately, I’m afraid. Whether it is shaving an hour off my daily household chores or finding a back-road leading me through a maze of LA traffic. Being a mom with a mile long to-do list can be daunting …read the full article.

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Canine Cancer

canine cancer

May is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month Cancer. Even today, it’s a word that sparks fear in the hearts and minds of most who hear it. I went through it myself and my precious pup June did too. Only she didn’t make it. Everyone knows at least one person in some way affected by this terrible disease. However, few people think of cancer in conjunction to their cat or canine. …read the full article.

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