Warm Weather First Aid Tips for Dogs

Do you know first aid tips for dogs? One Summer morning, two frisky Cockapoos were playfully exploring their fenced yard when Rudy caught Abigail off guard and bounded at her from behind the rose bushes.  As Abby took a tumble landing dazed and confused, a bee flew passed her.  The twosome, quickly distracted by this new found fun, attempted to play a game of pounce with … [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...]

Dog Healthcare Headlines For Pet Parents

Fidose of Reality strives to bring you current dog healthcare and wellness use you can use. There have been quite a few stories generating interest in the dog world of late, many of them involving keeping dogs healthy, both physically and mentally. How many of these stories have you heard about? Read on, and then go hug your dog...or not...you weigh in: Science Says Dogs … [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...]

How to Control Lip Fold Dermatitis in Dogs

My dog’s mouth stinks. I get at least one email a week, if not more, asking me what a dog mom or dog dad can do to help alleviate their dog’s smelly mouth. If you are diligently providing at-home dental care for your dog on a regular basis, seeing the veterinarian for regular oral checkups and examinations, and the smell still exists, it may not be a dental issue at all. Lip … [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...]

10 Things Veterinarians Do That Drive Dog Owners Crazy

Of late, there are an awful lot of "pet peeves of veterinarians" going around online. Want to drive dog owners crazy? Well, veterinarians sometimes do this, too! I have a major love and respect for veterinarians who truly have the interests of their pet clients at heart: Vets who are underpaid, work long hours, never know what is coming through the door most times, and have to … [Read more...]