How To Determine if Your Dog Has Tummy Troubles #WeBelieveinNB

Dogs will sometimes hide their stomach pain due to their instinctive survival nature. There are many ways dogs react or don’t when it comes to tummy troubles, but Fidose of Reality is here to get inside a dog’s mind and turn the spotlight on this topic. Here are some ways to determine if your dog has tummy troubles and a crash course in being a dog parent detective to help them … [Read more...]

Help If Your Dog Won’t Eat His Dog Food #WeBelieveinNB

One of the most frustrating and concerning things a dog parent can experience is that moment when their dog simply refuses his dog food. I’ve been down this road, and my previous Cocker Spaniel was by far the most finicky dog I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my life. Getting my dog to eat a high quality food which allowed for healthy digestion while pleasing her palate is … [Read more...]

How to Determine the Quality of Dog Food #WeBelieveinNB

Dog food shopping is a very personal decision; after all, aisle upon aisle in pet supply stores are stocked full of kibble, cans, and everything in between for today's modern dog parent. We enter into very few relationships with dog food brands here at Fidose of Reality unless we feel confident in sharing that food with our readers. When folks at Natural Balance® asked if we … [Read more...]

Healthy Desserts People Can Share With Dogs

When it comes to cooking, Carol Can't Cook. I want to make healthy desserts to share with my dog, but some things are just not meant to be. For those who have been following this blog for any length of time, you know that I am somewhat of a distracted cook. I was even considering being on the television show,  Worst Cooks in America. When the folks at Yonanas connected with … [Read more...]

One Calorie Einstein Pets Summer Swag Bag Giveaway

Einstein Pets has quite the flavorful ring to it, and rightfully so. Einstein Pets has a line of oh-so-healthy and good-for-your dog treats that have set the bar and “bark” so high, we want Fidose of Reality readers to know about them. Welcome to the One Calorie Einstein Pets Summer Swag Bag Giveaway with three prize packs up for grabs. Perhaps you’ve read us boasting their … [Read more...]

Baby Joey is the #BestDogEver with Merrick Classic

a Some dogs simply deserve the title of #BestDogEver. We all have a dog that could wear that label, but Baby Joey deserves the title more than anything. Baby Joey was found as a puppy with nearly both of his rear paws chopped off: By an unspeakable monster. Instead of focusing on his nightmare past, Fidose of Reality is taking the lead from this pistol of a pooch: Forge … [Read more...]

Which Food Should I Feed My Dog #NaturalBalance

As a long-time dog writer and blogger, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “Which food should I feed my dog?” My answer has evolved with time because as a pet parent and educator, I know better, so I do better, and I impart this information on to you, dedicated dog moms and dog dads. The best food to feed your dog is the one that works for him or her. … [Read more...]

Canine Holiday Tale of Less is More With #NaturalBalance

When we give, we receive so much in return. I imagine if my dog could actually talk, he really would be the type of pooch to say something like that. He is a loving, giving, non-confrontational type of dog and the inspiration for this canine holiday tale. Cozy up with your favorite warm beverage, kick back and relax, and read through the story of Less is More.   'Twas … [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...]

How to Make a Dog Treat Holiday Jar Under $5 #NaturalBalance

When it comes to crafts, fortunately I am a bit more skilled than I am in the cooking department, which long-time readers know is far from being my forte. When I arrive at the homes of dog-loving friends throughout the holiday season, I like to take something along as a gift for the canine family members. After all, anyone can bring a bouquet of flowers or a bottle of wine: The … [Read more...]