dog health

Could Your Dog Have Panniculitis?

In an ongoing effort to share real news from real dog parents in order to help Fidose of Reality readers, today we proudly present a true story of a life-threatening illness that plagued Thurmie, the Dachshund of Devri King of Kansas. Here, in her own words and pictures, Devri shares the tale of Thurmie's panniculitis diagnosis. In early April of this year, I noticed a large lump on my dog’s … [Read More...]

dog health

Could Your Dog Have Panniculitis?

In an ongoing effort to share real news from real dog parents in order to help Fidose of Reality readers, today we proudly present a true story of a life-threatening illness that plagued Thurmie, the Dachshund of Devri King of Kansas. Here, in her own words and pictures, Devri shares the tale of Thurmie's panniculitis diagnosis. In early April of this year, I noticed a large lump on my dog’s … [Read More...]

dog age

The Age Old Old Age Dog Dilemma

“Your dog is so cute, how old is she?” How many of you can relate to hearing that phrase uttered within seconds of meeting someone new? Perhaps you are the person doing the uttering? We don’t ask fellow human beings how old they are within moments of meeting them, so what then, exactly is the fascination with a dog’s age? The Reality The age-old adage that one year of a dog’s life is … [Read More...]

hotel andaluz

Pet Friendly Hotel Andaluz Is A Plus

Hotel Andaluz is an Albuquerque pet-friendly hotel which welcomes dogs of all sizes. They had us at welcomes dogs of all sizes.* While touring with the 2014 Fidose Across America dog-friendly tour of the United States, one of our stops was Albuquerque, New Mexico. We chose this town because we are fans of the popular television show, Breaking Bad, and the show was filmed right in Albuquerque … [Read More...]

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Miracle Multi-Use Product for Dogs

Every now and then a pet product comes along that stops us in our tracks. When something is functional, affordable, adorable, and makes us say, "Why didn't we think of that," this is something we want to share with Fidose of Reality dog lovers of the highest order. We've discovered a miracle product for dogs. Our Puppy Relations Manager, Dexter, has undergone two leg surgeries in the past year. … [Read More...]

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Why I Write About Dogs

I write the blogs that make the whole world read. I've been tagged by a fellow fab blogger, Amy Shojai, to tell you why I write about dogs and more. I uttered that line aloud at a BlogPaws staff retreat earlier this year and that phrase says it all. I’ve been asked to participate in a “Why I Write” blog hop. My heart beats dog®. At the very core of who I am, it is dog that is my passion. I … [Read More...]

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Miracle Multi-Use Product for Dogs

Every now and then a pet product comes along that stops us in our tracks. When something is functional, affordable, adorable, and makes us say, "Why didn't we think of that," this is something we want to share with Fidose of Reality dog lovers of the highest order. We've discovered a miracle product … [Read More...]

cocker rescue

Cat Mom Needs Dog Help for #NationalDogDay

Can each of you give $5 today because you love dogs and want to help a pooch in need? Pet lovers are all connected in some way, shape, or form on #NationalDogDay: No matter what pet you love or what you call that pet, we're connected. When cat mom/cat blogger, Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair.com … [Read More...]

Dog Products You Must See

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Miracle Multi-Use Product for Dogs

Every now and then a pet product comes along that stops us in our tracks. When something is functional, affordable, adorable, and makes us say, "Why didn't we think of that," this is something we want to share with Fidose of Reality dog lovers of the … [Read More...]

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Five Secret Dog Products Uncovered

Some of the best products for dogs and dog parents are little gems hidden amongst the bigger brands. For this reason, I love attending trade shows and conferences like the one I recently attended in Portland, Oregon.  I absolutely love discovering … [Read More...]

pawpower

Veterinarian Dishes Paw Power and Giveaway

When Dr. Laurie Coger sought the addition of a vitamin-mineral supplement to feed her dogs, the veterinarian and breeder who feeds a raw diet to her dogs, came up short handed. “I have used various products in the past that I have loved -- and … [Read More...]

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Safer Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

If you Google "safe ways to protect dogs from fleas and ticks," you'll be astounded at the number of results received. Try it: The possibilities and so-called solutions are endless. It's been a while since we've written about what we use for dog flea … [Read More...]

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Sleeping Dog Pajama Party Photo Contest

It's time for the first ever Fidose of Reality Sleeping Dog Pajama Party Photo Contest! Is there anything cuter than a dog who wears pajamas? And it there anything more precious than a sleeping dog? Maybe you've always wanted your dog to wear pajamas … [Read More...]

american made

Five Swoon Worthy Made in America Dog Products

Made in America has a particularly extra emotion-inducing element to it these days. Buying products made in the United States means jobs are stimulated, we reinvest our money into the American dollar, and perhaps more companies would want to bring … [Read More...]

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What Dog Parents Really Need When a Dog Dies

The passing of a beloved dog is one of the most harrowing and upsetting losses a dog parent will ever experience: This I know from first-hand knowledge.  There are things dog parents really need when a dog dies: Compassion, love, and someone to truly … [Read More...]

cocker spaniel

Lifesaver Product for Dog Hot Spots and Stink

My dog had surgery in June and razor burn resulted. If a dog in your life has ever been down the surgery road, you know that veterinary staff shaves their fur to getting the dog as naked as possible. I know this is essential so a clean surgical … [Read More...]

somapet dog

How An Older Dog Got Her Mojo Back With #SomaPet

I want my dog to live as long as I do. I want my dog never to lose his mojo and zest for life. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve uttered those words to myself. As much as I wanted my precious Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, to age with me into my … [Read More...]

smartcookee

SMARTCOOKEE Dog Treats Make Chia Seed Sexy

The barrage of dog treats available on today's store shelves can be overwhelming. So when we found out about a treat called "SMARTCOOKEE" for dogs, curiosity got the best of us. Can you imagine, then, a dog treat that contains chia seed and feature … [Read More...]

resqwalk

New App Saves Pets Lives Through Walking

While walking your dog, do you ever think about the many homeless animals who are looking for their forever families? My mind tends to wander when I am walking my dog, and I know many reading this are nodding in agreement. It would be so cool if … [Read More...]

cute dog

Free Lost Pet App and Pet Safety Kit

The fourth of July and the long weekend after it is the time of year when most pets go missing due to bolting from fear of loud noises. In response to this, the the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has launched its … [Read More...]

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Are Car Restraints for Dogs A Big Lie?

“My dog sits still most of the time and does not need a car restraint when traveling.” “My dog would never allow me to restrain him in the car.” “I don’t go on long trips, so I don’t need to buckle my dog up when traveling.” Do any of the … [Read More...]

doggy baggage

The One Dog Travel Tote You Must Have

I am a dog mom who takes her dog nearly everywhere she goes, unless it’s a business trip for the two-legged variety. One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, “what do you use to carry all your dog’s essentials?” There is one dog travel … [Read More...]

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Win Doggy Baggage Dog Travel Totes

Could you use a gorgeous and sturdy tote to carry your dog's items? Check out the Doggy Baggage product review we wrote and then read on.... CONTEST CLOSED Unlike other pet travel bags in today’s market, Doggy Baggage is not a pet carrier nor … [Read More...]

puppy food

The Reality of Finding Quality Puppy Food #PureEssentials

  Finding a quality puppy food is one of the most asked questions by Fidose of Reality readers. “One of our friends adopted a shelter puppy recently. Since you are coming to Virginia this weekend, can you help her select a puppy food? … [Read More...]

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Dirty and Clean Dogs Photo Contest

CONTEST IS CLOSED AND HERE IS THE WINNER (THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED): View all entries here:  PHOTOS FOR DIRTY AND CLEAN DOGS Diego Parson as submitted by Norma Gabriella Parson   Warmer days means dirtier dogs, at least in our … [Read More...]

dog book

Why Talking to Your Dog Rocks

I talk to my dog. Raise a hand if you also talk to your dog. I used to only talk to my dog when no one else was around. After all, people might think I am a little bit “off kilter” if I get caught talking to a dog, right? Well, in the year 2013 I … [Read More...]

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Personalized Pet Products You Haven’t Seen

Readers of this blog will know I am a dog product junkie: Self-admitted, card-carrying member of the "Yes, that has Cocker on it, I gotta have" it club. I am she who has seen it all, oogled it all, purchased a great deal of it. Then two personalized … [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 … [Read More...]