Two Books for Dog Lovers of the Highest Order (and Giveaway)

M.K. Clinton has a sense of humor, a love of dogs, and a wit with a talent for prose that make her two books, Showstoppers and The Returns, must haves on your dog-themed reading list. If you are anything like me, you love to read books about dogs but dread that moment when the dog dies.  Dog lovers rejoice, it is not so in these books. You need not read both of these books, … [Read more...]

Easter Basket Dog Lovers Contest

A tisket, a tasket, a dog lovers basket: Spring is in the air and we've got a quick, fun, and easy contest for dog lovers of the highest order.  This go round, there are two good bags up for grabs, each containing the items listed below and a $10 Amazon gift card!!! When does it start and end? The contest starts now. The contest ends on 03/23/16 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Fidose of … [Read more...]

My Old Dog Book Review and Giveaway

My Old Dog: These are three words that dog moms and dog dads dream of saying about their own dogs. How often have we been told that 40 is the new 20 or that 60 is the new 40? With all of the advances in nutrition, supplementation, veterinary medicine and, of course, the human-canine bond—10 certainly has become the new 5 in the canine world. If we play our cards right, however, … [Read more...]

Dog Love Photo Contest Winners 2016

You really love your dogs. With close to 150 entries in the Fidose of Reality Dog Love Photo Contest, you’ve touched our hearts and made us “ooh” and “ahh” over the beautiful affection you share with your canine family members. Our panel of judges had a tough time choosing just six winners in the Dog Love Photo Contest, but alas here are the six that just melted their … [Read more...]

Dog Lovers Book Delivers a Heartwarming Tale and Contest

Dog lovers, your time has come. I am a sucker for a tale well told that involves drama, a dog, and the promise that the dog won't die in the end. If you are like me and like dog-friendly fiction without the fear of a tearjerker end, then prepare to fall in love with the latest title from writer, Jackie Bouchard, House Trained. Fidose of Reality is a health and wellness blog … [Read more...]

What To Use for Itchy Dog Skin

Itchy dog skin is no fun, Elyse Horvath was tired. Her Cocker Spaniel’s paw pads were worn down, rough, and cracked, and the dog ended up licking her feet over and over. Despite looking high and low for products to help soothe her dog’s paw issues, anything Horvath found was full of chemicals and could easily be absorbed into the dog’s bloodstream. A lightbulb moment … [Read more...]

Dog Love Photo Contest

Love is in the air....February is the month of love and cupids, hearts and Valentines: And Fidose of Reality wants to see your photos. It's easy, it's fun, and we've got prizes and a gift card to give away to several lucky winners! Here's how to enter:   What kind of photos can be submitted? You may submit up to two (2) photos maximum per person. Photos must be … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Your Dog Needs Mental Stimulation (and Contest)

Do you remember the days of playing board games...long before video games came along? Your dog needs mental stimulation, too. As a child of the 70's and a teenager of the 80's, board games were a staple in our household.  I know my parents used to tell us to "stop fighting" and go play Monopoly, Trouble, CandyLand, or Battleship. Imagine if your dog could have the same fun on … [Read more...]

Dex the Halls Dog Holiday Photo Contest Winners 2015

The Fifth Annual Fidose of Reality Dex the Halls Holiday Dog Photo Contest with over $700 in prizes has come to a close. This is the first year we had a special cat-egory, literally: In the spirit of the giving season, felines had their own special category. From dogs playing with toys to puppies on Santa's lap, one thing's for sure: Dogs are family and we include them in all … [Read more...]

What to Give Santa’s Favorite Dog for the Holidays #MakingDogsSmile

I know what I am giving Santa's Favorite Dog for the holidays. Made in America has a particularly extra emotion-inducing element to it these days. Readers of Fidose of Reality are familiar with our “if I can’t eat it or use it, neither can my dog” mantra. Here’s a clever stocking stuffer or an entire dog treat stocking full of gift ideas for your favorite pooch and his or her … [Read more...]