Have Yourself a Personalized Dog Holiday

I am Christmas Carol and I am an anti-craftite. I was born on Christmas Day so I am a bit obsessed with all things Christmas including personalized dog gifts. That said, I am that woman in craft stores who spends $80 dollars to make something that ends up looking like a gluey oozy mess. Yet, I try. I have an inner crafter hidden somewhere inside of me, so I channel that … [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...]

8 Ways to Prevent Your Dog From Hating the Holidays

Ah, the holidays: Joy and tinsel, celebrating and presents, family and friends, and making sure the dog is a part of it all. What you think might be fun and festive could potentially be something your dog dislikes. Here then, in the true spirit of the Fidose of Reality season, are 8 ways to prevent your dog from hating the holidays and a bonus gift idea for dog parents. Feel … [Read more...]

The Reality of Canine Seizures Plus Giveaway

Watching a dog experience seizures is one of the most disturbing things a dog parent can ever experience; I know because my first Cocker Spaniel experienced two seizures in her nearly 15 years on earth. If your dog has had a seizure or has been diagnosed with epilepsy, you have likely landed on this article for those reasons. “Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic … [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...]

Dog Lover Five Dollar Weekend Sale

Dog lovers of the highest order, Fidose of Reality is having a five dollar weekend sale just in time for your holiday shopping. Snag this dog lover gift pack for yourself and give a few to family and friends who love dogs, too! Starting Black Friday, 11/25/16 and ending at 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, 11/27/16, we proudly present the $5 dog lover five dollar weekend … [Read more...]

Behind the Velvet Ropes of 2016 National Dog Show

This Thanksgiving is going to the dogs once more. In true time-honored tradition, NBC will present the 15th anniversary edition of its popular holiday special, “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®” on Thanksgiving Day (noon-2 p.m. in all time zones), Nov. 24, following the telecast of NBC’s “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” The dog show is a yearly viewing tradition … [Read more...]

Dog Massage: Trend or Treatment

Ah yes, that’s the spot, a little lower. If dogs could talk, no doubt they’d be interested in a dog massage. What some may guffaw at is actually a very real, doable, and human-animal enhancing experience to bond with your dog and spot potential health problems. “Will you be using the in-room masseuse during your stay, Mrs. Bryant?” The concierge asks that of my dog when … [Read more...]

Dex The Halls 2016 Dog Holiday Photo Contest

Happy Holidays! It’s time for the annual Fidose of Reality Dex the Halls Dog Holiday Photo Contest! We have $500 worth of prizes up for grabs!!! Here’s the scoop, how to enter, and where to send your photos PLUS check out all the prizes in Santa Fidose’s Bag below! CONTEST IS CLOSED - THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY 12/24! How Many Winners? Ten … [Read more...]

How Dogs Can Celebrate Thanksgiving

How dogs can celebrate Thanksgiving is all up to you, the loving pet parent. Thanksgiving and dogs are not always the best combination. If you are a fan of this blog, you probably know yours truly is not a good cook. My dog doesn’t really judge me for my lack of culinary skills, but I am also aware that any change in diet can upset a dog’s tummy or worse. Of course, we all … [Read more...]