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Easy Ways to Stop Dog Fighting Giveaway #GetTough

Michael Vick. To dog lovers, the name immediately sends chills up the spine.  The 2007 indictment of Michael Vick led to historic changes in the animal welfare field and the nation's perception of dog fighting. According to the ASPCA, Michael Vick was fully involved in a six-year pattern of illegal activity that included dogs being savagely electrocuted, drowned, and beaten to death. We promise … [Read More...]

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The Everything Guide to Dog ACL Injuries

I say this is the everything guide to dog ACL injuries because what you are about to read, see, and links included represent years of actual experience with this issue x2 and a variety of treatment modalities with eventual surgeries. I know all too well about canine knee injuries: In the past two years, my dog has ruptured both ACLs (anterior cruciate ligaments) in his legs. After trying … [Read More...]

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Inside Scoop with Dog Trainer to the Stars

Steve Brooks is a world-renowned celebrity dog trainer, canine behavioral expert, and a talented cook who makes human meals that can be safely shared with your dog! Long-time readers of Fidose of Reality know that yours truly burns water, so Steve is definitely a guy I wanted to meet. During the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club festivities, I sat down with Steve Brooks at the famous Hotel … [Read More...]

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What Do Wine and Dogs Have in Common

What do wine and dogs have in common? Well, does curling up with your dog, a good book, and a glass of your favorite beverage sound appealing? What if that glass was custom painted with your dog’s likeness, like this: I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to dogs, and especially my dog. Fidose of Reality is a health and wellness dog blog, and that means sharing products to for overall … [Read More...]

get tough

Easy Ways to Stop Dog Fighting Giveaway #GetTough

Michael Vick. To dog lovers, the name immediately sends chills up the spine.  The 2007 indictment of Michael Vick led to historic changes in the animal welfare field and the nation's perception of dog fighting. According to the ASPCA, Michael Vick was fully involved in a six-year pattern of illegal activity that included dogs being savagely electrocuted, drowned, and beaten to death. We promise … [Read More...]

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Five Secrets To Sneak a Dog Into a Hotel

Looking for some secret ways to sneak a dog into a hotel that is otherwise not pet friendly? Secret number one: Don’t do it. In my 25 years of traveling with a dog — and I have not taken a vacation or road trip without a dog in as many years — “sneaking” a dog into a hotel that is not pet … [Read More...]

acl injury

The Everything Guide to Dog ACL Injuries

I say this is the everything guide to dog ACL injuries because what you are about to read, see, and links included represent years of actual experience with this issue x2 and a variety of treatment modalities with eventual surgeries. I know all too well about canine knee injuries: In the past two … [Read More...]

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Five Secrets To Sneak a Dog Into a Hotel

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The Everything Guide to Dog ACL Injuries

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New Pose a Pet App Saves Lives and Gives Money Away

How many times did you see your dog doing something cute, try to snap a photo really quick, but it ends up looking like this? How cool would it be to have an app on your phone that uses the same sounds professional pet photographers use to … [Read More...]

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8 Secrets Before Buying Dog Food from the Veterinarian

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Dog World is Breeding Ground for Catfish

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Wigglebutt Warriors Presents Wigglebutts Uncorked

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Why LGBT Dog Parents Need That Piece of Paper

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My Afternoon with Oogy

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What Do Wine and Dogs Have in Common

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Dog Easter Basket of Bling Contest

It's time for the Fidose of Reality Dog Easter Basket of Bling Contest 2015!!! Every good dog deserves a basket of nom noms for Easter, and this year, our platinum sponsor is SMARTCOOKEE Company. The grand prize winner will receive a good "tote" … [Read More...]

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Inside Scoop with Dog Trainer to the Stars

Steve Brooks is a world-renowned celebrity dog trainer, canine behavioral expert, and a talented cook who makes human meals that can be safely shared with your dog! Long-time readers of Fidose of Reality know that yours truly burns water, so Steve … [Read More...]

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Pain to Train: The Reality of Choke and Pinch Dog Collars

Today I choked my co-worker into doing what I wanted him to do. Last week, I saw a lady on the bus pinch another lady because she would not stop talking. Both of the above scenarios sound disturbing because they are. Yet, every day in this … [Read More...]

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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 … [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

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Wigglebutt Warriors Announces 2015 Dog Fundraising Plans

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Seven Dog Winter Dangers And How to Prevent Them

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How to Keep a Senior Dog Feeling Young

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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

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