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...]

Is a Cocker Spaniel The Right Dog For Me

My heart beats dog®, and truth be told, it thumps with extra beats in a canine rhythm for American Cocker Spaniels. As a 25-year veteran to the Cocker Spaniel world, I am often asked in my travels and online, “Is a Cocker Spaniel the right dog for me?” Here’s the scoop. The American Cocker Spaniel Background If you understand the history of a particular breed and what the … [Read more...]

Most Kissable Dog Photo Contest

Smooch! Pucker up, pup lovers: It's time for the most kissable dog photo contest just in time for Valentine's Day!! Love is in the air and  Fidose of Reality wants to see your most kissable dog photos. It's easy, it's fun, and we've got prizes galore to give away. Here's the scoop, the prizes, and how to enter:   What kind of photos can be submitted? You may … [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...]

Should Dogs Being Given Medication for Behavioral Problems?

While visiting the human doctor recently for a yearly checkup, a conversation ensued about dogs that led to the topic of giving a dog medication for behavioral problems. The doctor explained that her dog continually had behavioral issues: He was nervous, scared, and in her words, “not trainable” from one supposed trainer after another. She reported that anti-anxiety and … [Read more...]

Are Homemade Dog Treats Really Safe?

Everyone seems to have a homemade dog treat recipe these days, present company excluded. Aside from the eagerness of some pet parents to overfeed homemade treats, not all biscuits are created equal. In fact, some homemade dog treat ingredients can be dangerous to your dog’s health. Before we get started on the ingredients to avoid, how many of these statements do you believe … [Read more...]

Fidose of Reality 2016 Pawer Women

The pawer women are here! The ending of one year and the beginning of another brings with it great joy and reflection: In 365 days, a lot can…and does…happen. As is our year-end tradition, Fidose of Reality announces a list of women in the pet industry who go above and beyond. In some way, shape, or form, these ladies did something to impact the lives of dogs in 2016 (and no … [Read more...]