Recommended Grooming Do’s and Don’ts

The following are some recommended grooming Do’s and Don’ts DO: Bring your pet in on a regular basis for grooming Have our pet’s nails trimmed at least every 6 weeks Communicate your wishes clearly to your groomer to avoid misunderstandings Inform your groomer of any medical conditions your pet may have Make sure your pet […]

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Therapy Dogs & Kids

Recent studies have found that dogs can be helpful in assisting children in learning how to read. The reason behind this is simple, dogs are good listeners, who don’t react negatively if kids stumble over words or have difficulty reading. The presence of a calm dog can help a child who is having difficulty or […]

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Amazing Facts About Therapy Dogs and Stress Levels

By: Matthew Johnson of Waggz & Whiskerz It is always hard to pull yourself away from a really cute puppy let alone a group of tiny puppies and kittens; all our hearts immediately melt at the sight of these cute little creatures. Did you know studies have showed that pets eliminate feelings of stress and […]

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A Refreshing Look at Therapy Dog Use

By Matthew Johnson of Waggz & Whiskerz As I have explained with previous blogs, the use of Therapy Dogs in modern times is basically endless. We all know that terminally ill patients, children patients, people in physiotherapy, people confined to wheelchairs, and homebound patients have long been shown to have a positive response to being […]

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The Power Of Therapy Dogs: The Power of Persistence

By Matthew Johnson of Waggz & Whiskerz Mimi & Simon Hoffman who are long standing clients of Waggz & Whiskerz are just like every other pet owner, they love their dog more than anything. When 9-year-old Zoey was diagnosed with cancer, The Hoffman’s were willing and able to do more than most to save her […]

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The Power of Therapy Pets: The Cat’s Meow

By Matthew Johnson of Waggz & Whiskerz April 15 2011 Recently I explained that Animal Assisted Therapy is the use of special animals that help treat people with many different ailments. Doctors, nurses and psychologists decide how animals can be used to help people. They also choose what animal is best for which patient. Volunteers […]

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The Power of Therapy Dogs & A Cry for Help

By Matthew Johnson of Waggz & Whiskerz As everyone knows my struggles health wise have prompted me to catalog my improvements and the journey that Woofie, Benji (Service & Therapy dogs) and myself have opted to take. I come across others with the same bond almost on a daily basis. Some people rejoice in the […]

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The True Meaning of The Service Dog Vest

By: Matthew Johnson of Waggz & Whiskerz The thing about service dogs: you probably don’t have one. Want to drive me nuts? Ask me, “Where can I get one of those cool vests so I can take my dog everywhere?” This question is almost always asked by someone without a disability and followed with the […]

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See Matthew’s Story on the Pet Network

Our friend Matthew from Waggz & Whiskerz shares his inspirational story on the Pet Network.

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