Henry's IVDD Story

Henry needed a dog cone alternative when he had stitches in his tail — As well as a dog back brace when he was diagnosed with IVDD.

My mom works hard to help as many dogs as possible!

My husband and daughters brought home a little ball of fur while I was going through treatment for breast cancer in 2001. Our golden retriever, Cowboy, was slowing down in years and we thought a puppy would be good energy in our home. We had never had a small dog before! Henry was such a tiny bean next to Cowboy, who he soon fell in love with—constantly pulling on Cowboy’s tail, nipping his ears and paws. Cowboy, our big red dog, remained steadfastly noble. He was patient and kind and eventually, I think he came to truly love Henry.

When Cowboy eventually died of a blood disease Henry missed him so much—and that’s when June joined our family. Henry, like many dachshunds, (one in every five), was diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) Canine Intervertebral Disc Disease when he was four years old after showing signs and symptoms of back pain. I nursed him back to health several times with veterinary care (medication and crate rest) and so much love. But Henry needed more. He needed Back stability. Firm support. Stress relief. He needed a back brace.

It wasn’t until Henry started wearing his WiggleLess® brace for that he no longer went to the vet for back problems.

Henry also used his WiggleLess® as a dog cone alternative when he had a lump removed from his tail and he needed to leave the surgical area alone. Instead of wearing an awkward cone around his head Henry wore a WiggleLess®. He was comfortable while healing. WiggleLess® works great as a dog cone alternative for affected/injured areas on the hind end of a dog. The brace has built-in boning to curtail twisting and sharp turns to the tail. 

My sweet, sweet Henry passed away in August 2012 from cancer. He was a gentle, sweet soul and will be forever loved and missed by our family. He and June are my WiggleLess® ANGELS and a constant source of inspiration!

In Loving Memory of June and Henry

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I love you forever June and Henry!