abe and fido

Abe Lincoln’s Love of Dogs Book Review and Giveaway

I am not much of a Presidential history buff, but I am very interested in the role dogs played in the lives of important people throughout history. It was with great joy, then, that I was made aware of a new book by Matthew Algeo, Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals. Indeed Abe Lincoln had a passion for pets. Since "Fido" is part of our blog namesake, this book, its pages rich in history … [Read More...]

flea hacks

8 Hacks to Prevent Dog Fleas and Ticks

Nasty creepy crawly critters can ruin a vacation, cause sleepless nights, and turn your home into a pest-be-gone war zone: it’s the time of year pet parents dread the most: Flea and tick season . Thankfully, Fidose of Reality has 8 hacks to prevent dog fleas and ticks: Shake It Off Food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE): I carry this stuff around in my dog’s “bag of stuff” on day trips and more. … [Read More...]

dog listens

The Post for Anyone Who Talks to Their Dog

Dogs are our confidants. With purpose and sometimes without intent, we tell our dogs things that would almost never be uttered to another human being (at least not to their faces). We also tell them mundane things -- anything and everything, actually. So why do we do it? Do we believe our dogs "get" what we say? Do you talk to your dog? For me, it’s a little of both. I’m willing to confess to … [Read More...]

abe and fido

Abe Lincoln’s Love of Dogs Book Review and Giveaway

I am not much of a Presidential history buff, but I am very interested in the role dogs played in the lives of important people throughout history. It was with great joy, then, that I was made aware of a new book by Matthew Algeo, Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals. Indeed Abe Lincoln had a passion for pets. Since "Fido" is part of our blog namesake, this book, its pages rich in history … [Read More...]

library week

Why Libraries Should Long Be Utilized

The town library saved me from my childhood. There were three things that stole my heart growing up and a few that broke it into pieces. The saving graces of my youth included: Libraries Roller skating Dogs A love affair with the three began in my formidable years and two out of the three are still main staples in my life. Roller skating is the occasional friend but not a bestie as it … [Read More...]

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library week

Why Libraries Should Long Be Utilized

The town library saved me from my childhood. There were three things that stole my heart growing up and a few that broke it into pieces. The saving graces of my youth included: Libraries Roller skating Dogs A love affair with the three began in my formidable years and two out of the three … [Read More...]

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Dog Mom Love Photo Contest

Dog moms: This is your moment to shine!!! We want to see photos of the love between you and your dog in honor of the Fidose of Reality Mother’s Day “Dog Love” Photo Contest for 2015! Entering is easy, prizes are plentiful, and all dogs are welcomed: past and present. What Are the Prizes? … [Read More...]

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library week

Why Libraries Should Long Be Utilized

The town library saved me from my childhood. There were three things that stole my heart growing up and a few that broke it into pieces. The saving graces of my youth included: Libraries Roller skating Dogs A love affair with the three … [Read More...]

dog love photo contest

Dog Mom Love Photo Contest

Dog moms: This is your moment to shine!!! We want to see photos of the love between you and your dog in honor of the Fidose of Reality Mother’s Day “Dog Love” Photo Contest for 2015! Entering is easy, prizes are plentiful, and all dogs are … [Read More...]

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8 Hacks to Prevent Dog Fleas and Ticks

Nasty creepy crawly critters can ruin a vacation, cause sleepless nights, and turn your home into a pest-be-gone war zone: it’s the time of year pet parents dread the most: Flea and tick season . Thankfully, Fidose of Reality has 8 hacks to prevent … [Read More...]

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Feel Good News Thanks to Halo Pets and PetSmart Canada

Weekends are a time for “Mommy and Me” with my dog and my spouse. We take Dexter to his favorite retail store, PetSmart, where we mingle with other dogs, get our retail therapy fix, and we leave with supplies and toys along with a few goodies for … [Read More...]

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Dog Lovers of the Highest Order Merchandise and Tour

If you love dogs, supporting dogs in need, and wearing and showing off your love of dogs, then you'll want to join Fidose of Reality as we take our love affair with dogs to the next level: Dog lover merchandise at our very first expo!!! We are … [Read More...]

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Easy Way to Gain Blog Traffic and Help Dogs

How would you like to gain blog or business traffic simply by helping dogs in need? Well, some people know how to rock n' roll in the name of dog rescue. Sam Ratcliffe, the self-proclaimed and very notorious Queen of Rock n' Roll, is poised to make a … [Read More...]

dog listens

The Post for Anyone Who Talks to Their Dog

Dogs are our confidants. With purpose and sometimes without intent, we tell our dogs things that would almost never be uttered to another human being (at least not to their faces). We also tell them mundane things -- anything and everything, … [Read More...]

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Dangers of Buying Online Dog Medications

Fake prescriptions and ordering medicines for your dog online: Should you or shouldn’t you? According to the 2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 68 percent of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 82.5 million homes. In 2013, $55.72 … [Read More...]

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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 … [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 — … [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 … [Read More...]

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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

Can you really trust a veterinarian when it comes to providing your dog with food? The dilemma crossed my path many years ago when a friend’s dog was diagnosed with irritable bowel disease. The dog, an active and energetic then 6-year-old mixed breed … [Read More...]

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Dog World is Breeding Ground for Catfish

The dog world is a breeding ground for catfish. According to UrbanDictionary.com, catfishing is, “The phenomenon of internet predators that fabricate online identities and entire social circles to trick people into emotional/romantic … [Read More...]

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Wigglebutt Warriors Presents Wigglebutts Uncorked

We’re baaaaaaaaaaack! The Wigglebutt Warriors® return for a command performance and an attempt to up the “bark” with a brand new gala filled with fun, dogs, celebrating, and most of all fundraising for dogs in need!!!!! And YOU are invited. In … [Read More...]

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Why LGBT Dog Parents Need That Piece of Paper

"Does it really matter if you are married? I mean everybody knows you are together and you love each other, so who cares about a piece of paper?" These are the words said directly to my face recently by someone who shall remain nameless. I don't … [Read More...]

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My Afternoon with Oogy

According to his dog dad, Larry Levin, Oogy was a dog only his family could love. I found this so very much not to be true, as adult after child, toddler followed by senior citizen, lined up to pat Oogy, meet his dog dad, catch a photo, and … [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 … [Read More...]

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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...]