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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 take her cat to work, the latter which didn’t touch a nerve to “Leslie.” Someone, somewhere has an opinion on what makes their belief system the … [Read More...]

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The Best Dog Food to Feed a Dog

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is "What do you feed your dog?"  I cannot cook and if you follow my blog, you know that the Food Network wanted me to be on their television show, Worst Cooks in America. I turned it down because I didn't want to leave my dog (and spouse BOL) for such a long period of time.  The best dog food to feed a dog is the one that works best for you. … [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...]

best dog food

The Best Dog Food to Feed a Dog

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is "What do you feed your dog?"  I cannot cook and if you follow my blog, you know that the Food Network wanted me to be on their television show, Worst Cooks in America. I turned it down because I didn't want to leave my dog (and spouse BOL) for such a long period of time.  The best dog food to feed a dog is the one that works best for you. … [Read More...]

pet fashion

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 take her cat to work, the latter which didn’t touch a nerve to “Leslie.” Someone, somewhere has an opinion on what makes their belief system the … [Read More...]

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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 introduce you to my canine fur-end, Molly the Fire Safety … [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 behind this operation is refusing to take the content … [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

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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...]

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Nine Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

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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...]

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How Don Draper is Like a Dog

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My Dog Deserves Better Than This #InspiredByCrafted

I cannot cook to save myself. I want my family, dog included, to dine on a meal that looks palatable, tastes great, and inspires them to ask for more—you know, flipping the bowl upside down and silently demanding seconds. I am not that girl. I … [Read More...]

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How to Make Your Dog an Internet Rock Star

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Product for Dogs Who Hate Their Teeth Brushed

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Wigglebutt Warriors Announces 2016 Dog Rescue Benefactor

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How to Stop Puppy Mills

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Childless by Choice and Equality Under Dog

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The Reality of a Dog With IMHA

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Managing a Dog with IVDD

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Creative Dog Games with Kibble #InspiredByCrafted

I am the world's worst cook. Seriously, I am one of the worst cooks in the world, and long-time readers of this blog know all too well about my culinary misgivings. I am so bad that the folks at The Food Network wanted me to appear as a contestant on … [Read More...]

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The Truth About Dog Genetic Testing

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Abe Lincoln’s Love of Dogs Book Review and Giveaway

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Why Libraries Should Long Be Utilized

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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 … [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...]