dog cancer

How to Fight Canine Cancer

  Canine cancer affects one out of every three dogs.  Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. The good news is that there are things you can do to help prevent your dog from becoming one out of every three dogs who will acquire cancer. The C word. Disguise it, whisper it, or even give it a code word: The bottom line is this is every pet parent’s worst nightmare (or at least … [Read More...]

dog cancer

How to Fight Canine Cancer

  Canine cancer affects one out of every three dogs.  Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. The good news is that there are things you can do to help prevent your dog from becoming one out of every three dogs who will acquire cancer. The C word. Disguise it, whisper it, or even give it a code word: The bottom line is this is every pet parent’s worst nightmare (or at least … [Read More...]

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My Dog Hates the Vet

Working in the human medical field for a number of years behind the scenes, I became familiar with a phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome.” Also known as white coat hypertension, this is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit elevated blood pressure in a clinical setting. So basically you go to the doctor’s for an appointment—perhaps a routine physical—but you get unknowingly anxious and … [Read More...]

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Fun Winter Activities for Dogs #AlpoDogBiscuit

Dogs get cabin fever and can get depressed in the winter months, very similar to the way people do. With a little ingenuity, a bit of creativity, and some treats, winter activities for dogs means keeping the pounds off and minds stimulated despite the inability to engage outdoors. Remember the Alpo brand growing up? Alpo recently launched  a new line of treats called Wholesome Biscuits that are … [Read More...]

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8 Insider Info Facts About Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Since 1877, the world's most famous and prestigious dog show continues to add to its legacy. For the fifth year in a row, Fidose of Reality takes to the "garden green" at Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City, New York, for the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The iconic show took place February 16 and 17, with benched judging taking place at the "Piers" during the day and … [Read More...]

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Scary Reality of Dogs Without Dental Care #DogDentalHealth

Remember those commercials that ran a few years back, or more, that showed what cigarette smoking could do to a person? Here’s one that stuck with me: Anti Smoking from Hungry Man UK on Vimeo. Now imagine what not taking care of your dog’s teeth can do to your dog’s overall health. It’s … [Read More...]

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My Dog Hates the Vet

Working in the human medical field for a number of years behind the scenes, I became familiar with a phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome.” Also known as white coat hypertension, this is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit elevated blood pressure in a clinical setting. So basically you go … [Read More...]

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Scary Reality of Dogs Without Dental Care #DogDentalHealth

Remember those commercials that ran a few years back, or more, that showed what cigarette smoking could do to a person? Here’s one that stuck with me: Anti Smoking from Hungry Man UK on Vimeo. Now imagine what not taking care of your … [Read More...]

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My Dog Hates the Vet

Working in the human medical field for a number of years behind the scenes, I became familiar with a phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome.” Also known as white coat hypertension, this is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit elevated blood … [Read More...]

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Wigglebutt Warriors Announces 2015 Dog Fundraising Plans

Wigglebutt Warriors is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. Wigglebutt Warriors crusades to save dogs lives, and we do this through a variety of ways. To date, we’ve hosted two pet-welcoming red carpet, media covered and attended, fundraisers to … [Read More...]

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Seven Dog Winter Dangers And How to Prevent Them

Winter myths and lies are blowing across the landscape these days. Not everything you read online is true, on this we can agree. But there are some winter myths that make their way into mainstream. Myths have no place when it comes to a dog’s well … [Read More...]

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How to Keep a Senior Dog Feeling Young

Age it just a number. Of all the lessons dogs have taught me throughout my life, the greatest is that living in the moment is what life is all about. If you are one of the fortunate folks to share life with a senior dog: and there is no number … [Read More...]

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Can Dogs Fall in Love With Other Dogs

Can dogs really fall in love with other dogs? I trademarked the phrase, "my heart beats dog," so of course, these are thoughts that run through my mind in the wee hours of the morning. I mean, I know my dog loves me, and I know there are throngs and … [Read More...]

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Dog Love Photo Contest With Custom Prizes

Love is in the air: It's February and that means the month of Valentine's Day, dental health, caring for your dog with extra love and hugs, and the Fidose of Reality dog love photo contest. We want to see your best photos of the love you share … [Read More...]

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Six Football Injuries That Dogs Can Get

With Super Bowl fever in the air, one of the worst things that can happen to a football player who is headed for the big game is to be sidelined due to injury. Football is one of the most popular sports played by athletes of all ages, and it leads … [Read More...]

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Five Ways to Score a Canine Touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday

Commercials, buffalo wings, halftime show, penalties and instant replay: These are a few of the elements people across the country will embrace on Super Bowl, Sunday, February 1st. Whether or not you like professional football (and I do), there is a … [Read More...]

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Anatomy of a Dog with Irritable Bowel Disease: Final Chapter

These are the final pages of the diary of this dog mom who stood in a state of shock, disbelief, and numbing silence as my Cocker Spaniel of nearly 15 years was ushered out of her body. This is the final blog post in this 5-part series about … [Read More...]

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Anatomy of a Dog With Irritable Bowel Disease: Part 4 of 5

Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) took my dog from me way too soon. In writing this 5-part series about this dreaded disease, which sounds nasty, can be, and has the potential to be fatal, I am learning, trying to understand, but find myself mourning the … [Read More...]

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Anatomy of a Dog With Irritable Bowel Disease: Part 3 of 5

True health begins with a varied diet of fresh, whole foods; avoiding redundant vaccinations and persistent pesticides; promoting repair with natural therapies that help restore normal function. In researching this blog series on dogs dealing with … [Read More...]

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Anatomy of a Dog With Irritable Bowel Disease: Part Two of Five

Irritable Bowel Disease is manageable, but can be complicated to treat, sometimes leads to secondary gastrointestinal issues, and there are dogs who lose their lives to IBD-related issues. I am a dog mom who lost her one-week-shy of 15 years old … [Read More...]

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Anatomy of a Dog With Irritable Bowel Disease: Part One of Five

On October 11, 2008, time stopped. My spouse and I stood by as the veterinarian stopped my dog’s heartbeat, thus breaking our hearts in the process.  To the best of my abilities, skills as a journalist, background in the dog world, and with all the … [Read More...]

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Stop Putting Clothes On Dogs

I am the woman whose dog has been fitted for custom couture, fancy clothing, and whose dog wears one-of-a-kind creations to events while I wear “off the rack.” My dog walks the runway. I rent it. It is on this 14th day of January, that … [Read More...]

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How to Find a Good Veterinarian

“My dog’s eye is bleeding, how could this have happened?” It was the mid 90’s and those are words I said aloud in a busy waiting room. “Look, no one can stay here to watch these dogs all night,” the voice of authority commanded. “You want to … [Read More...]

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10 Touches To Save a Dog’s Life

Dogs make our lives better: They are ready at a moment’s notice to be mood enhancers, help people recover better after a heart attack, and just sitting and petting a dog can make both parties involved feel better. Touching a dog, in fact, can save a … [Read More...]

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Dog Spinal Disease Often Misdiagnosed

Susan Malinao knew her dog was special from the moment she entered her life. Found with her littermates and mother roaming the streets of California, the now nearly 15-year-old dog found a permanent spot in the home and heart of Malinao. If this … [Read More...]

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Call the Vet or Believe Dog Health Info Online?

“I will not believe everything I read online, and I will call my dog’s veterinarian if there are any immediate health concerns or issues that arise with my dog’s health.” The above is the one resolution we ask all Fidose of Reality readers, … [Read More...]

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Top 15 Dog Lover Moments of 2014

Soaring, wagging, celebrating, overcoming, tossing out the old and embracing the new: These are all elements of our journey over the past nearly 365 days. Through it all, one thing is for certain and our registered trademark says it best: My heart … [Read More...]