Homemade Banana Dog Treat Collection

Yum, homemade banana dog treat time! When it comes to cooking, Carol Can’t Cook. I want to make healthy desserts to give my dog, but some things are just not meant to be. I love bananas and want my dog to snack on banana infused dog treats, too. For those who have been following the Fidose of Reality blog for any length of time, you know that I pretty much can burn water.  I … [Read more...]

Am I Making My Dog Sick? #WeBelieveinNB

“Am I making my dog sick?” I will never forget the story told by a veterinary technician to me several years ago that opened with that line. The dog mom was so distraught that one small but mighty inaction caused her dog to get sick to the point of hospitalization. Dog Food Ruled Out The type of food she fed her dog, and still does (the dog survived) was not the … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Keep Dogs Active Indoors

Rainy days, wintery days, snowy days, or plain ole indoor days: These are the nemesis of the dog who wants and needs exercise. Trying to keep dogs active indoors requires a bit of ingenuity, space, and a willing spirit. Patience and love are key: You want your dog to like doing these activities while engaging his or her muscles in a way that will keep them active The … [Read more...]

Dog Lover Items You Might Have Missed

I’m coming out: To be a dog lover means dog products stop me in my tracks. Seriously, I could be walking the aisles of a pet supply store or doing some late night browsing online, and if I stumble upon dog-themed goodies for people, my credit card ends up smoking. In my dog-friendly travels, I’ve met many other dog moms and dog dads who have this same affliction, or is that … [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...]

What Happens to My Dog if Something Happens To Me

It’s a topic most folks do not want to talk about, but it needs addressing. So our advice to you is this: Find out the answer to this question: “What happens to my dog if something happens to me” and read this article. Act on the things you need to and then do not think about it any longer. Here’s what you need to know so that your dog is protected in the event you get ill, … [Read more...]

How to Get Dogs Involved In The Oscars

One of the most engaging things you can do to keep your dog feeling young and happy is to keep him or her mentally stimulated. One of our favorite things to do is to network and go face to face with other dog lovers. As a movie buff, I recently learned how to get dogs involved in the Oscars. If you are a fan of the Oscars, of movies, or just want some ideas for how to have a … [Read more...]

20 Ways To Show Your Dog Love

Dog love, oh yes, ah, the season of love is in the air. For dogs, unconditional love is a year-round, 24/7/365 way of life. In fact, we love dogs so much, we coined the phrase, My Heart Beats Dog.® If your heart goes pitter patter for dogs, especially for your dog, then you'll want to sit, stay, and keep reading. Here are 20 ways to show your dog love year-round: PLAY … [Read more...]

Most Kissable Dog Photo Contest Winners 2017

Wow, the winners for the 2017 Most Kissable Dog Photo Contest are so outstanding, but so are all of the photos we received at the Fidose of Reality offices. For starters, we sent the images on to a panel of judges not associated with this blog and I personally will not judge. For me, you ALL win. Ultimately, what our judges agreed upon is that these dogs are loved. It shows in … [Read more...]

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...]