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How to Manage a Dog After ACL Surgery

Within a period of one year, my dog had two surgeries: Both surgeries due to complete tears of the ACL, a major ligament of the rear leg. Our ACL injury journey is well documented on this blog, but this is our first “what’s life like” a year or more out from the ACL surgery blog post. If your dog has ever injured his or her anterior cruciate ligament or has experienced a … [Read more...]

Miracle Dog Needs Prosthetic Limbs: Dog Lovers Unite!

We know a miracle dog! Baby Joey was found in the south with both of his rear paws chopped off. The details are sketchy on what happened and who committed this horrific act, but this post is not about showing you graphic images nor graphic details. Baby Joey is all about hope, and now he needs our help to help him get prosthetic limbs. Our friends at NYC Second Chance Rescue … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Keep Dogs Active in Winter #PinnacleHealthyPets

Dogs get cabin fever and can get the blues in the winter months, very much like people can. Contrary to popular belief that colder weather means less activity for dogs (and people), using a a little ingenuity, a bit of creativity, and some treats, winter activities for dogs means keeping the pounds off and minds stimulated. Here are 8 ways to keep dogs active in … [Read more...]

Which Dog Food is Best for My Dog #PinnacleHealthyPets

One of the questions I am asked over and over in my career is “which food is best for my dog?” Simply stated, the one that is best for your dog is the one that works for your dog. If walking down the dog food aisle of a pet supply store dizzies you, take heart that you are not alone. Since this blog is called FiDOSE of Reality, we cut to the chase and go behind the shiny dog … [Read more...]

The Miracle of Dog Mountain and Dog Chapel

In the heart of Vermont, dogs are welcome to explore the green, lush land of Dog Mountain and its accompanying attractions that are Dog Chapel and the Stephen Huneck Art Gallery. There are miracles on this property: I recently witnessed not one, not two, but three miracles on Dog Mountain. If you are a dog lover, add this destination to your must visit bucket list for both … [Read more...]

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 too well about canine knee injuries: In the past two years, my dog has ruptured both ACLs (anterior cruciate ligaments) in his legs. … [Read more...]

Some Dogs are More Prone to ACL Tears Than Others

Is there a genetic and/or familial connection for dogs who tear their ACL? According to veterinary medical research, there are some dogs, breeds, and even a familial component existing with regards to tearing their anterior cruciate ligament.  Indeed, some dogs are more prone to ACL tears than others. I know first hand because: A) My dog has torn his ACL in both legs within … [Read more...]

Missing Dog Miracle and Three Cockers Plead

Imagine being away from home, on a family vacation with your pooch, and suddenly every pet parents’ worst nightmare happens: Your dog goes missing. What would you do? What would happen if you couldn’t find your dog despite all your best efforts? Do you return home? Do you stay? What would you do? Can a missing dog miracle possibly happen? If you are someone whose pet has … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Dog ACL Surgery The Second Time Around

Snap. Crackle. Pop. The familiar sound I like hearing in my cereal bowl but not emitting from my dog’s leg. If you follow Fidose of Reality, you might recall that our PR (Puppy Relations) Manager, Dexter, tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in 2013. We tried everything from the conservative management perspective including rest, ice, heat, cold laser therapy, customized … [Read more...]