As you probably know, Chuy has a compressed disc that started a couple of years ago and periodically flares up with no warning or reason. A few weeks ago when it happened again I immediately started researching more ways to help him in between flare ups including building him a dog ramp for the bed. I stumbled across the website for the WiggleLess Back Brace and was immediately intrigued by what I found. I totally connected to the story about June and Henry and their journey with IVDD or Intervertebral Disk Disease.June and Henry were Lisa’s (the founder and creator) Dachshunds and the inspiration behind WiggleLess! Lisa and I started chatting about our similar stories and she offered to send Chuy a WiggleLess Back Brace so that we could try it out and share our review with you.

WiggleLess Back Brace Review by IrresistiblePets.com

When the back brace arrived it had personalized instructions on how to use it that were extremely helpful. Their website also has lots of helpful information on how to use the brace.

Chuy wears an extra small and it fits him quite well. He seemed to be in between the extra small and the small at first but now he’s fitting into the extra small perfectly. If your dog is in between sizes they do have a Velcro extender.

WiggleLess Back Brace Review

The quality of the brace is fantastic and I like the way it looks on Chuy. The Velcro is really strong so it doesn’t budge once you put it on. When I take the brace off of Chuy, I have to be careful not  to pull the Velcro apart quickly or I feel like it will jerk his back. I hope that makes sense because it’s hard to articulate that! At the same time it’s comfortable enough for Chuy to walk, run, and do his business. Aesthetically speaking, it does push some of his “neck fat” up because of the snugness but I can live with that if it means it’s helping his back!

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We’ve been using the brace in lieu of his harness when going on walks. There’s an O-ring so you can easily attach a leash. We’ve even noticed that Chuy doesn’t pull as much on the leash as he does with his regular harness. He has been way more focused on our walks and not trying to stop and pee on every single tree!

The brace noticeably keeps his back straight and aligned. When wearing it in the house I’ve noticed that Chuy can’t rough house the way he can without the brace. Chuy likes to run around and make sharp, crazy turns when he’s playing. With the brace on it forces him to go slower and literally Wiggle Less!! We try to keep it on him for a few hours a day when he’s not napping or resting.

WiggleLess Back Brace with Chuy Chihuahua

All in all, we are really satisfied with what the WiggleLess Back Brace is doing for Chuy! If your dog has IVDD, I highly recommend looking into purchasing one. If you want more information, please check out the links below:

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I have a confession to make. As much as I know dental health is important, I don’t do a good job of brushing Chuy’s teeth. Mostly because Chuy turns into a demon anytime I try to put my finger in his mouth! I have been working with him over the past few months to get more comfortable with a tooth brush and it’s slowly but steadily working! Chuy desperately needs a new dental health routine because his breath is quite funky and dental health is important to a pet’s overall health.  Oh and let’s face it, clean breath is critical when taking selfies and smooching your pooch!

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Chuy’s bad breath concerns me because bad breath is often one of the first signs of oral disease. I was blown away to learn that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of periodontal disease by age three.Yikes! Chuy did have a dental cleaning by his vet a few years ago but I know we need to get him into a daily routine for long lasting results because left untreated, oral disease can seep into the blood stream and cause serious health risks.

Say Hello to Tropiclean!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered with Tropiclean, who is passionate about creating natural, healthy products. I’m really excited to start testing our their products because there’s no brushing required! I know Chuy will be happy about that too!

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TropiClean is an easy non-invasive solution to in home dental care through 3 Simple Steps –water additive, Gel, and Dental Treats. Chuy and I will be busy testing out these products so that we can share our experiences with you:

Stay tuned to our blog over the next few months to learn more about how Tropiclean can help improve your pet’s dental health in between dental cleanings . . . and there will be a chance to win some of their products!  Be sure to check out the Tropiclean website and say hello on Facebook and Twitter!

Talk to Us!

I’m curious to know what type of dental routine you have. Leave Chuy and I a comment down below and let us know!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by TropiClean and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about TropiClean Dental Products, but Irresistible Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. TropiClean is not responsible for the content of this article.

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