dog dracula

Dog Halloween Photo Contest

It's October 1st and time for witches and goblins, dressing up the dogs, and celebrating Halloween! Time for the fourth annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest! Entering is easy, prizes are fab, and all dogs are welcomed: past and present. Two entries per person are allowed: This means two pictures per person. Deadline to submit entries is 10/27/14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Email your … [Read More...]

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Health Condition Threatens Dog Vision

A drooping jowl, eye issues, and trouble eating: These were the first signs that something was wrong with Leo, the the Coller couple's 9-year-old parti-colored Sable Cocker Spaniel. A health issue was brewing and it progressed to blindness.  The health condition threatened their dog's vision. “Leo first showed the onset of the condition in February of this year,” Tom Coller of Morenci, Michigan … [Read More...]

dog dracula

Dog Halloween Photo Contest

It's October 1st and time for witches and goblins, dressing up the dogs, and celebrating Halloween! Time for the fourth annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest! Entering is easy, prizes are fab, and all dogs are welcomed: past and present. Two entries per person are allowed: This means two pictures per person. Deadline to submit entries is 10/27/14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Email your … [Read More...]

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Five Dog Friendly Eastern U.S. Fall Getaways

It’s the time of year when the falling leaves form a quilt blankets across nation’s landscape. Before the temperature plummets and snow falls, consider taking a dog friendly trip or two with your best furry friend. The eastern part of the United States has many day, weekend, and week-long fall getaways for pet parents who travel with a dog. Here then are five Fidose fall fido-friendly … [Read More...]

harper_hound

Dog-Inspired Jewelry That Ups the Bark

It’s time for Fidose Friday Finds! We love bling at Fidose of Reality. There’s only one thing we love more than bling and that’s affordable bling that looks high end, turns heads, and is, of course, dog-inspired. Beth Weimerskirch and Kelly Powers take dog-inspired bling to a whole new level. As founders of Harper & Hound, Beth and Kelly jokingly mused they should have coordinating collars: … [Read More...]

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Royal Fever Goes to the Dogs

Royal fever has gone to the dogs! Her Majesty is famous for the love she has for her two favorite corgis Holly and Willow. She is often pictured with them and  likes to take care of them herself. They usually accompany the Queen to her various residencies and are, on rare occasion, left to the cares of Her Majesty’s staff. The Queen has been very passionate about her Corgis since she was a child. … [Read More...]

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small cocker

Health Condition Threatens Dog Vision

A drooping jowl, eye issues, and trouble eating: These were the first signs that something was wrong with Leo, the the Coller couple's 9-year-old parti-colored Sable Cocker Spaniel. A health issue was brewing and it progressed to blindness.  The health condition threatened their dog's … [Read More...]

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Wiggy Award Winners Named at Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof

Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof is a success! The Wigglebutt Warriors is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality.  Our 2014 gala took place September 20th through 21st in northern Virginia.  The aptly dubbed “Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof” event featured close to 120 people and their pets pawty-ing the night … [Read More...]

Dog Products You Must See

harper_hound

Dog-Inspired Jewelry That Ups the Bark

It’s time for Fidose Friday Finds! We love bling at Fidose of Reality. There’s only one thing we love more than bling and that’s affordable bling that looks high end, turns heads, and is, of course, dog-inspired. Beth Weimerskirch and Kelly Powers … [Read More...]

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Dog Anxiety Relief and Giveaway

I make no secret that my dog fears thunder, lightning, and fireworks. I am not proud of this fact and despite all of our best attempts, nothing has been able to keep Dexter from shaking and exhibiting signs of distress when loud sounds erupt from the … [Read More...]

Cuddle Clone

Why Dog Cloning Should Be Allowed

I was never a fan nor a proponent of dog cloning. There is something too invasive, too heartbreaking, and much too upsetting to attempt to produce a clone of my beloved dog. I changed my mind and after reading why, you'll be on my side, … [Read More...]

k9kelp

Win a Back to School K9Kelp Shopping Spree

It's back to school time and it's time to make your dog the "teacher's pet." Fidose of Reality has teamed up with our fur-ends at K9 Kelp to bring you a Back-to-School Shopping Spree giveaway times three! Three lucky Fidose of Reality readers will … [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 … [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...]

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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...]

pawstotalk

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...]

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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...]

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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...]