Meeting famed author Lisa Erspamer at BlogPaws Conference

A Letter to My Dog Book Delivers and Giveaway

I love summertime for so many things, and catching up on good books is one of my favorite summer pastimes. If you love dogs and reading, then A Letter to My Dog book is your "must read" material of the season. If you are a cat lover, not to fret: A Letter to My Cat is designed for feline aficionados. Here's the scoop and how you can win a copy of this precious book for dog lovers (and cat lovers, … [Read More...]

summer safety

Seven Summer Safety Tips Dogs Wish You Knew and Giveaway

The fourth of July is a time of fun, enjoyment, celebration, and unfortunately, fireworks. If you are a dog parent whose dog is unaffected by the bombs bursting in air, rejoice! Millions of dogs are petrified of loud sounds and the fourth of July only adds to their misery. Here are seven summer safety tips to keep in mind and share this time of year (and all summer long): Ka-Boom Loud noises … [Read More...]

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Nine Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

Think your dog won't bite? Think again. The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year.  Half of those numbers belong to kids. Staggering, isn't it? It’s summer time, more dogs are outside, and more people are interacting with dogs as it’s the social time of year.  This week is National Dog Bite Awareness Week, and the effort is backed by the … [Read More...]

Meeting famed author Lisa Erspamer at BlogPaws Conference

A Letter to My Dog Book Delivers and Giveaway

I love summertime for so many things, and catching up on good books is one of my favorite summer pastimes. If you love dogs and reading, then A Letter to My Dog book is your "must read" material of the season. If you are a cat lover, not to fret: A Letter to My Cat is designed for feline aficionados. Here's the scoop and how you can win a copy of this precious book for dog lovers (and cat lovers, … [Read More...]

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Pure Love Films Reveals Movie Launch

Diversity is the word of the day....or perhaps it is equality. Today, and always Fidose of Reality celebrates marriage equality and what happens when love wins. Well, we discovered another winner in the diversity landscape, and here's something not to miss this weekend.  Pure love is on tap. The official videographer of Wigglebutts Uncorked has a passion project airing this weekend on … [Read More...]

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Seven Summer Safety Tips Dogs Wish You Knew and Giveaway

The fourth of July is a time of fun, enjoyment, celebration, and unfortunately, fireworks. If you are a dog parent whose dog is unaffected by the bombs bursting in air, rejoice! Millions of dogs are petrified of loud sounds and the fourth of July only adds to their misery. Here are seven summer … [Read More...]

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Safe Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

It’s time for the 2015 edition of safe ways to prevent fleas and ticks from attacking and/or attaching their nasty selves to your dog. We’ve come a long way since flea collars and chemical-based spot on treatments that can actually do more harm than good for dogs. It’s 2015 and we do better … [Read More...]

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summer safety

Seven Summer Safety Tips Dogs Wish You Knew and Giveaway

The fourth of July is a time of fun, enjoyment, celebration, and unfortunately, fireworks. If you are a dog parent whose dog is unaffected by the bombs bursting in air, rejoice! Millions of dogs are petrified of loud sounds and the fourth of July … [Read More...]

safe flea and tick prevention

Safe Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

It’s time for the 2015 edition of safe ways to prevent fleas and ticks from attacking and/or attaching their nasty selves to your dog. We’ve come a long way since flea collars and chemical-based spot on treatments that can actually do more harm … [Read More...]

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Dog is Good Patriotic Apparel and Giveaway

Dog is Good.® I know this because I am a dog lover of the highest order, and if you are reading this, you are and can relate. Dogs rock, right? The folks at the Dog is Good company feel the same way, so they offer an entire collection of goodies for … [Read More...]

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10 Summer Household Items That Can Kill Dogs

Summer has officially arrived. The dog days, the heat, the sun, the pool, the fun, and of course, the living is free and easy. Well, for millions of dogs summertime is anything but free and easy. In fact, there are dangers lurking that you might not … [Read More...]

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Max the Movie Comes to Big Screen

Max the dog is coming to town and he wants to meet you. Dog lovers of the highest order, your summertime blockbuster is here.  Opening nationwide on June 26th, Warner Brothers presents "Max," a true story about a military working dog who served on … [Read More...]

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Pride Month Giveaway and Celebration

I am a: Woman Wife Dog Mom Writer/Blogger Taxpayer I have pride. Across this great nation throughout June (and in many parts of the country all summer long), a celebration of pride for those who identify as L, G, B, or T is taking … [Read More...]

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Help Dexter the Dog Win #TheDogWedding Contest

My dog was married in a fundraiser, and now my dog needs your help in getting funding for homeless dogs and more. The new motion picture, The Dog Wedding, is currently seeking dogs in their best dog wedding photo. Well, my pooch donned a custom tux … [Read More...]

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Super Sized Pet Blogger Summer Giveaway

The dog days of summer are upon us, so we're giving away some cool products (and a major gift card) for haute dogs and their pet parents. Fidose of Reality has teamed up with about two dozen other pet bloggers to bring you the 2015 Super Sized Pet … [Read More...]

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New Product Helps Senior Dogs (and More)

Every now and then a unique dog product comes along that I absolutely must share with Fidose of Reality readers. Dr. Buzby's ToeGrips for dogs is that product. Designed for slipping/weak senior dogs, they are also helpful for disabled and … [Read More...]

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Stop Telling Me My Dog is Not a Child #hatersgonnahate

I planned on sitting down and writing a blog post about a fabulous new dog product to hit the marketplace. That’s for another day. Today I am all defending dogs and what we loving pet parents call them. You know how there is a straw that tends to … [Read More...]

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Ten Fun Dog Products You Need to Own

One of the coolest parts of being a pet blogger and dog writer is that I discover new products and get to share them with dog lovers of the highest order: YOU! At the BlogPaws Conference in Nashville recently, over 500 pet brands, bloggers, and … [Read More...]

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Willy Wonka of Dog World Invites Us Inside

Remember that scene in Willy Wonka when all the kids waited outside the gate and Willy Wonka allowed them inside the magic castle of sweetness? We got invited inside the home of Willy Wonka of the dog world! The Franklin, Tennessee based Mars … [Read More...]

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New Puppy Resource Launches To Aid Pet Parents #MyPuppyhood

Puppyhood is a very exciting time for a dog parent: The time goes by so fast, and that first year of a dog’s life is so much fun—but also can be a very scary time. When I lost my beloved Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, in 2008, I vowed to myself, … [Read More...]

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Limited Ingredient Dog Food for Dogs with Sensitivities Debuts

One of the most popular questions we are asked at Fidose of Reality is what sort of food to feed a dog. Remember the great dog food scare a few years ago? Dog parents became more diligent about what they feed their precious canine family members as a … [Read More...]

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Pets Who Wear Clothes Under Attack

Pets who wear clothes often get attacked: Verbally or from behind a keyboard. Enough is enough. Fellow pet parent, cat lover, veterinary technician, and friend, Teri T, was recently flogged on social media. She dared to put a dress on her cat and … [Read More...]

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Help Fire Safety Dog Win $25K With a Click

If you are a dog lover and a keep kids safe lover, then Fidose of Reality needs your help with just a CLICK and a SHARE on Facebook.   A fire safety dog needs us to help win 25 grand to help save more lives. And it's easy! I would like to … [Read More...]

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Creep Alert: I Adore Dogs Dot Com is Ripping People Off

One of the creepiest things that can happen to a blogger/writer is seeing someone take their information and put it on their own website without permission. I Adore Dogs is a site that is doing this to many writers/bloggers. Whomever the party is … [Read More...]

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Annual Pet Blogger Conference Making Nashville Mark

The world’s most unique social media conference is about to descend on Nashville, Tennessee, for a three-day excitement filled, pet-welcoming, celebrity infused event. BlogPaws welcomes 500 of the pet industry’s top influencers and key bloggers from … [Read More...]

dog bite prevention

Nine Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

Think your dog won't bite? Think again. The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year.  Half of those numbers belong to kids. Staggering, isn't it? It’s summer time, more dogs are outside, and … [Read More...]

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Carry A Veterinarian In Your Purse #VetonDemand

I am a firm believer that there is no substitute for a veterinarian putting his or her hands on your dog when it deals with health matters. Finding a good veterinarian with whom you can foster a relationship for you and your dog is worth its … [Read More...]