Safe Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks 2017 Edition

We hate fleas and ticks but we hate the toxic chemicals to eliminate fleas and ticks even more. Fidose of Reality is all about sharing safe ways to prevent fleas and ticks. Fidose of Reality is all Here’s our reality: A topical chemical flea and tick preventative treatment burned the hair off my dog (it never grew back) and caused what I believe to be the beginning of her … [Read more...]

How to Test Your Dog for Genetic Diseases

Science has come a long way, and that includes cutting edge insights into the health conditions that might affect our beloved dogs. Imagine if you could test your dog for genetic diseases whether that dog is from a rescue, a shelter, a foster, or a breeder. Imagine that during that genetic screening that you could determine your dog's ancestry, as in what breeds comprise your … [Read more...]

How to Groom Your Dog At Home

I’ve always wanted to learn to groom my dog from home but I never knew where to learn.  Have you ever considered how to groom your dog at home? After months of Internet research and talking to colleagues in the pet industry, the options came down to attending a school in person, watching and reading things online related to dog grooming, and/or partaking in a qualified home … [Read more...]

How to Groom Your Dog at Home #SwifferFanatic

It’s a new year and a great time to commit to keeping your dog and your home clean and fresh. Perhaps you are like me and want to learn how to groom your dog at home. Maybe you want to learn the basics to keep your dog looking and smelling good and have a clean home all at the same time. It is totally doable. I challenged myself these past few months to learn basic … [Read more...]

10 Dog Lover Products To Make Life Easier

Are you a dog lover? Recently, we had the pleasure of attending a pet-welcoming conference geared at pet bloggers and social media influencers. The conference is BlogPaws and the location varies from year to year, much like a game of tennis ball with your pooch. This year, it was located in sunny and oh-so-gorgeous Chandler, Arizona, located near Phoenix. I, along with 500 … [Read more...]

Comprehensive List of Resources to Find Lost Dogs

A lost dog is a dog parent's worst nightmare. Well, that and a health crisis. Over the past 10 years or so, my spouse and I have helped reunited at least a dozen lost dogs with their frantic families. What we find in each reunion is that there was a grave mistake made in the blink of an eye. That mistake might have been: The dog was left outside alone; The dog was … [Read more...]

Modern Fido Family Photo Contest

We've gone to the dogs as a nation, and Fidose of Reality is here to celebrate today's Modern Fido with our first ever Modern Fido Family Photo Contest. Sixty-five percent of U.S. households, or about 79.7 million families, own a pet, according to the 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). This is up from 56 percent of … [Read more...]

Get Outdoors With Your Dog Fun and Giveaway

It's dog fun time! Pitch a pup tent, get the outdoor toys ready, and head for greener pastures:  Say goodbye to cabin fever and get outside with your dog. Oh and don’t fret if it’s raining when you and Fido have outdoor plans. Fidose of Reality discovered a treasure trove of doggie goodness from one of our Wigglebutts Uncorked fundraising sponsors. Read on, get the scoop, and … [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...]

How to Care for a Dog’s Winter Skin and Coat #BayerExpertCare

Question: What is your dog’s biggest organ? Answer: His skin. Surprised? The same hold true for humans. Since dry, flaky skin is a common complaint of people during the winter months, it also makes sense to care for a dog’s skin, too. Indeed it is very important to know how to care for a dog's winter skin and coat. During a recent trip to PetSmart® , we discovered the Bayer® … [Read more...]