Beauty Routines To Share With Your Dog

I admit it: My beauty routines include clipping coupons to save money on shampoo I buy at Target, manicuring my own nails at home, and visiting the Ulta store when I accumulate points to go on a shopping spree. For my dog, however, the sky’s the limit. Why is that? The why is L-O-V-E and the fact that my heart beats dog® means there is no coming back: I’m hooked on dogs! … [Read more...]

How Do Dog Show Dogs Stay So Healthy

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is full of secrets: So Fidose of Reality visited the 140th edition of this second longest continuously held sporting event in this country, just one year behind the Kentucky Derby. Many of the folks who breed, own, handle, and groom the dogs have things to offer that many reporters skip over. I wondered how dog show dogs stay healthy. I … [Read more...]

Why Does My Dog’s Mouth Stink

Your dog's mouth stinks. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3. If pet parents don’t attend to the dog’s teeth, oral disease can hit the kidneys, liver and heart, and seriously affect a dog’s quality of life.  Easily preventable in most cases with the fancy device seen below, … [Read more...]

Product for Dogs Who Hate Their Teeth Brushed

Dexter digs getting his teeth brushed. My dog truly, madly, deeply accepts a toothbrush and we brush at least once a day, seven days a week. I did the same thing for my last Cocker Spaniel. Neither dog has ever needed a professional cleaning under anesthesia. Ever. Sad-tistic I no longer call them statistics when revealing some of the sad realities of our beloved dogs. … [Read more...]

Scary Reality of Dogs Without Dental Care #DogDentalHealth

Remember those commercials that ran a few years back, or more, that showed what cigarette smoking could do to a person? Here’s one that stuck with me: Anti Smoking from Hungry Man UK on Vimeo. Now imagine what not taking care of your dog’s teeth can do to your dog’s overall health. It’s quite alarming, but sometimes pictures speak louder than words. There is a scary … [Read more...]

Dog Moms Fess Up About Dog Dental Care #DogDentalHealth

  Brushing a dog's teeth might just be one of the most important life-saving routines you can establish. No matter what a dog's age, breed, or health issues, there is always time, room, and a routine that can be established for teeth brushing. We have some dog moms who are fessing up about dog dental care. If you missed our step-by-step blog post on how to brush … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Dogs Who Hate Teeth Brushing #DogDentalHealth

It’s National Pet Dental Health Month, and if you aren’t doing something proactive to keep your dog’s teeth clean, I can nearly guarantee you that your dog will suffer for it. Some dogs hate teeth brushing, and if you have a dog like that, this article is especially for you. If you Google “pet teeth,” you’ll get hundreds of thousands of responses, with many of the links … [Read more...]

Clean Dog Teeth TropiClean Giveaway #SmoochUrPooch

Long time Fidose of Reality readers know we are head over heels about proper dental care for dogs. Healthy dog teeth means a healthy heart and a healthy heart is what all dog moms and dads want. I'm the dog mom who gives treats and toys but also products of good health to family, friends, and of course, in my dog's stocking, for the holidays. Say cheese, smile, and you may … [Read more...]

Help for Smelly Dog Mouth #SmoochYourPooch

Help for Smelly Dog Mouth My dog’s mouth smells. This is not a fact I am proud of and the reason for the stench is not because of poor oral hygiene. On the contrary:  I am a once to twice a day brusher of my dog’s teeth and have done so for over 18 years. Not once did my last Cocker Spaniel need a professional under-anesthesia dental cleaning in her entire 15 years of life. … [Read more...]

Four Easy Ways to Keep Dog Teeth Clean #SmoochUrPooch

What’s really the big deal about keeping a dog’s teeth clean? I mean, as long as they have treats, hard food, a bone to chew on, and the occasional dental cleaning at the vet, they are fine, right? Absolutely not. It is NEVER too late to start a healthy dog dental health routine. No sermons, no “hey get to it,” here’s your Fi-DOSE of reality for dog dental care with four … [Read more...]