Dog Limping Reasons No One Talks About

One of the most common reasons pet parents take their dog to the veterinarian is to answer the question, “Why is my dog limping?” The fine folks at petMD list some common causes for dog limping, but what about the off-the-beaten bath dog limping reasons no one talks about? Like people, dogs can tear, break, strain, or damage any number of structures of the body and a limp … [Read more...]

Should I Give My Dog Probiotics?

How do I know if I should give my dog probiotics? This is a question we receive a few times a month at Fidose of Reality. There is a time and a place for probiotic usage in dogs, but in true reality-based style, we’ll give you the facts, what to look for in a probiotic, and what some veterinarians in the know have to say on the topic. What is a Probiotic? A probiotic is … [Read more...]

How to Manage a Dog After ACL Surgery

Within a period of one year, my dog had two surgeries: Both surgeries due to complete tears of the ACL, a major ligament of the rear leg. Our ACL injury journey is well documented on this blog, but this is our first “what’s life like” a year or more out from the ACL surgery blog post. If your dog has ever injured his or her anterior cruciate ligament or has experienced a … [Read more...]

Find a Veterinarian $50 Summer Giveaway

Fidose of Reality is committed to educating dog moms and dog dads about what they should expect at the veterinarian. After all, your dog’s veterinarian is one of the few people that your dog should bond closely with outside of you, his or her parent. Keep reading, as we have tips and a summer giveaway for a credit towards your next veterinarian visit. While at the pet … [Read more...]

How Can I Help My Dog With Allergies?

Itching and scratching are as uncomfortable for dogs as they are for you, the dog parent, to watch as your dog engages in these behaviors. There are quite literally millions of articles floating around online about how to help a dog with allergies. Here, we cut to the chase, tell you what has worked for us, and offer some expert advice from a webinar we attended with Dr. Deva … [Read more...]

How to Keep a Senior Dog Feeling Young

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a human being is sharing life with a dog. This is my story. This is my truth. This is my life. One of the harshest realities in being a dog parent is watching as your once spry and active dog slows down and isn't as spunky or active anymore. Age is just a number. None of us want to be judged by numeric digits, and that includes our … [Read more...]

I Want My Dog To Live Longer

Of all the questions that we receive, how to help a dog live a longer life is among the most frequently asked questions. As a mom whose heart truly beats dog, I have this share this sentiment and want my dog to live as long as humanly possible. A wise person once wrote that the short life span of a dog is perhaps his or her only fault. I don't give a fig what a non-scientific … [Read more...]

Squeeze The Puppies: Do Regular Breast Exams

Squeeze the puppies. Keep your ta ta's in line. Make sure you are lump free. If you want to stick around and be a dog mom to your pooch, please do regular self breast examinations and have mammograms as dictated by your doctor. As dog moms (and dads), we do so much to help keep our dogs healthy, and we owe it to our dogs to be around for the long haul. Fidose of Reality is … [Read more...]

Do’s and Don’ts for a Dog Friendly Spring

Whatever your religion, whether you celebrate Easter or not, this weekend and as we enter into spring, there will be plenty of festive things that sound inviting to partake in with your dog.  When it comes to a dog friendly spring, there are some things to do to make things fab and other things to avoid so that dangerous situations do not arise. If you work hard and count on … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Prevent Cancer in Dogs

Cancer: No six letters instills the fear of dread in a dog parent than the “C” word. Canine cancer affects one out of every three dogs.  Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. Can you stop or prevent cancer in dogs? The good news is that there are things you can do to help prevent your dog from becoming one out of every three dogs who will acquire cancer. Here … [Read more...]