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Meet Fidose of Reality and Win Prizes

Fidose of Reality is going from sea to shining sea for a third dog-friendly trek across America. We’ve been traveling with a dog by our side for every single road trip, vacation, and mostly every conference destination for well over 20 years.  This year, we’re making pit stops, visiting a variety of hotels, embarking on a pet-friendly conference, and doing touristy things that allow dogs. We … [Read More...]

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The Truth About Brushing a Dog’s Teeth

Do you keep your dog's teeth clean? Is it a real pain in the butt to do so? I mean, it takes time, a smaller toothbrush, special toothpaste, getting the dog used to it, and then what if the dog puts up a fuss or fight? I mean, why bother: It's work, right? The truth about brushing a dog's teeth is that is it easy peasy. Imagine now, your dog on death's doorstep, and if you had taken the time to … [Read More...]

Gay women

Ramifications of a Coming Out as a Gay Dog Mom

I am a gay married woman who just so happens to love dogs more than the air I breathe. So I made a career out of that love. I've been with my wife for over 20 years. There are ramifications that occurred after coming out as a gay dog mom. Three things happened after coming out here, on this blog: A) 95 percent of my readers were extremely supportive. B) A small percentage said nothing … [Read More...]

two cute dogs

Meet Fidose of Reality and Win Prizes

Fidose of Reality is going from sea to shining sea for a third dog-friendly trek across America. We’ve been traveling with a dog by our side for every single road trip, vacation, and mostly every conference destination for well over 20 years.  This year, we’re making pit stops, visiting a variety of hotels, embarking on a pet-friendly conference, and doing touristy things that allow dogs. We … [Read More...]

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Five Products Dog Groomers Hide From Clients

Are a dog mom or a dog dad who takes their pooch to the groomer on a semi-regular occasion? Or perhaps you need to get his or her nails trimmed. At the very least, Fluffy needs a bath from time to time, right? Did you know there are probably at least five product that dog groomers hide from us? Well, at the very least, most dog groomers aren’t sharing this insider info on certain products. I am … [Read More...]

Wigglebutt Warriors

Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof Sponsors

On September 20, 2014, Wigglebutt Warriors, the fundraising branch of Fidose of Reality, is hosting Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof, a red-carpet, glamorous, pet-friendly event, with all proceeds raised going to OBG Cocker Rescue.  Not only is the big glam evening going to be an affair to long remember, but on Sunday, September 21st, the weekend continues with a pet-friendly winery … [Read More...]

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Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof April Announcements

Go big: That's the Wigglebutt Warriors mantra. For those unfamiliar, Wigglebutt Warriors is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. Every year, we host a huge fundraising gala to benefit OBG Cocker Rescue, and you and your dog (or cat or ferret) or invited! Well, we have a few announcements to … [Read More...]

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two cute dogs

Meet Fidose of Reality and Win Prizes

Fidose of Reality is going from sea to shining sea for a third dog-friendly trek across America. We’ve been traveling with a dog by our side for every single road trip, vacation, and mostly every conference destination for well over 20 years.  This … [Read More...]

toweldog

Five Products Dog Groomers Hide From Clients

Are a dog mom or a dog dad who takes their pooch to the groomer on a semi-regular occasion? Or perhaps you need to get his or her nails trimmed. At the very least, Fluffy needs a bath from time to time, right? Did you know there are probably at least … [Read More...]

jeanne taylor photography

Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof April Announcements

Go big: That's the Wigglebutt Warriors mantra. For those unfamiliar, Wigglebutt Warriors is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. Every year, we host a huge fundraising gala to benefit OBG Cocker Rescue, and you and your dog (or cat or ferret) or … [Read More...]

cockers

Yams Trump Dog Jerky

My dog is a fusspot when it comes to treats and he absolutely refuses to eat vegetables. Time and again, I read stories of dog moms and dads who give their dogs green beans or raw carrots as a snack. Meanwhile, my anti-vegite dog turns his cute … [Read More...]

Gay women

Ramifications of a Coming Out as a Gay Dog Mom

I am a gay married woman who just so happens to love dogs more than the air I breathe. So I made a career out of that love. I've been with my wife for over 20 years. There are ramifications that occurred after coming out as a gay dog mom. Three … [Read More...]

cocker spaniel

The Truth About Brushing a Dog’s Teeth

Do you keep your dog's teeth clean? Is it a real pain in the butt to do so? I mean, it takes time, a smaller toothbrush, special toothpaste, getting the dog used to it, and then what if the dog puts up a fuss or fight? I mean, why bother: It's work, … [Read More...]

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Dog Euthanasia and Veterinary Responsibilties

What responsibility does a veterinarian have to the client of a pet who is about to undergo euthanasia? This is a piece I have struggled to write for a number of months, as over five years have passed since having to make that decision for my last … [Read More...]

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10 Spring Fling Easter Activities For Dogs

In many social circles, I am considered to be the lady who takes her dog just about everywhere with her, and this is a fact of which I am very proud. My spouse, in fact, shares that lifestyle choice and we relish it. Engaging in dog-friendly holiday … [Read More...]

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Eight Things I Learned About Social Media From My Dog

The social media landscape is an ever-changing, forever growing, and "how the heck can I keep up with it" medium to which we are attracted every day. If "we" learned anything in these several years of pet blogging, it's that there are at least eight … [Read More...]

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Heartworms kill a great number of dogs. In fact, the American Heartworm Society reports that more than one million dogs currently have heartworm disease. They also report that heartworm is a serious canine and feline health concern that threatens … [Read More...]

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The Dangers of Sleeping With Dogs

Is it dangerous for dogs to sleep with us? Every now and again this debate rears its canine head, and we've seen it floating around our blogosphere travels lately. So let's open up the great dog sleeping with human debate, shall we? The danger of … [Read More...]

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Sleeping Dogs Photo Contest Winners

  Wow, Fidose of Reality fans have dogs who love to recline, unwind, go tummy up, sleep solo, and snooze with a buddy: The bottom line is your dogs love to do naptime in the funniest and most unique poses and positions. Sleeping dogs … [Read More...]

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Slim Doggy Launches Dog Food Database

What dog food should I feed my dog and is it safe, nutritional, affordable, and good for my dog in the long run? No doubt, one of the most hotly contested and widely written about topics in the dog world deals with their diet, the food dogs eat, and … [Read More...]

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How to Become a Successful Pet Blogger

Have you ever wonder just what it takes to be a pet blogger? Did you know that pet blogging can be a lucrative career move with a feasible income, whether for supplemental money or as a part-time option and even as a full-time career. If you have … [Read More...]

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Confessions of a Dog Product Addict

I’m coming out: To be a dog lover means dog products stop me in my tracks. Are you a dog product junkie? Admitting my addiction here, loud and clear, and I am coming clean and coming out: I am Carol and I am a dog product lover and dog product … [Read More...]