13 Items to Make Dogs Happy and $100 Amazon Giveaway

Dogs ask for nothing more than to be loved, cared for, played with, and fed. There are a lot of ways to make dogs happy. One of the ways we make dogs happy at Fidose of Reality is through the fundraising arm of our blog, which is Wigglebutt Warriors. To date, we've hosted three gala fundraisers and have raised close to $80,000 for dog rescue groups. We've had Wigglebutt … [Read more...]

Dog Toys With A Personalized Touch #PrideBites

Sharks bite. Pride bites. Seriously, they both do. In April, the gang from Pride Bites™ took to the uncertain waters of financial investors on ABC’s television hit, Shark Tank. This pet blogger happens to be an uber fan, so what a joy to finally see a pet product company go swimming with the sharks. Yes, they got wet, but like their personalized Frisbee dog toys, the gang at … [Read more...]

Faithfully Yours Dog Book Review and Giveaway

My heart beats dog.® It beats dog so much that it is my trademarked slogan and is permanently tattooed on my arm. Faithfully Yours, the new book about the bond we share with animals, beats with that very same rhythm. If you love animals, stories that are uplifting about them, and enjoy curling up with short stories that resonate to your dog-loving heart: Peggy Frezon wants you … [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...]

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...]

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 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...]

Valentine Gifts for the Dog Lover Who Has Everything

Love is in the air, it's February, and that means time for those hard-to-by-for dog lover friends who well, have everything. You know the type (I am one of those "types"): We have the shirts that proclaim our dog love, plenty of paw print-laden photo frames, and more puppy print socks than you can be count. That's why you have us at Fidose of Reality. You won't find any dog … [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...]

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...]