Am I Making My Dog Sick? #WeBelieveinNB

“Am I making my dog sick?” I will never forget the story told by a veterinary technician to me several years ago that opened with that line. The dog mom was so distraught that one small but mighty inaction caused her dog to get sick to the point of hospitalization. Dog Food Ruled Out The type of food she fed her dog, and still does (the dog survived) was not the … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Which Food Should I Feed My Dog #NaturalBalance

As a long-time dog writer and blogger, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “Which food should I feed my dog?” My answer has evolved with time because as a pet parent and educator, I know better, so I do better, and I impart this information on to you, dedicated dog moms and dog dads. The best food to feed your dog is the one that works for him or her. … [Read more...]

Canine Holiday Tale of Less is More With #NaturalBalance

When we give, we receive so much in return. I imagine if my dog could actually talk, he really would be the type of pooch to say something like that. He is a loving, giving, non-confrontational type of dog and the inspiration for this canine holiday tale. Cozy up with your favorite warm beverage, kick back and relax, and read through the story of Less is More.   'Twas … [Read more...]

Starting Your Dog on a High Protein Diet #NaturalBalance

True or False: All people should eat the same food, be on the same eating plan, and not have a variety with choices of food. Of course, this is totally false. Since we, as human beings, are not one size/taste/preference in food fits all, the same holds true for dogs. In an effort to bring our readers a wide range of choices and options, Fidose of Reality will be shining the … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Your Dog Needs to Go to Stores #PetSmartStory

"I train German police dogs. They send them to me, with all this formal training, they are prepared to defend and protect, but they are clueless when it comes to walking into a pet supply store. So I take them to PetSmart® to start getting them used to everyday life, the feeling of the floor on their paws, and how to socialize with people in the general public." Those are … [Read more...]

Surprise A Dog With the Gift of Natural Balance #PetSmartStory

Mommy and Me: That’s what I’ve dubbed the weekly trek my dog takes with his moms to PetSmart® every week. Together, the three of us shop for dog food, treats, and toys. Dexter always loves getting a surprise and looks forward to the check out counter and a biscuit from the cashier. This has been a tradition with our previous Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, and it has carried … [Read more...]

Who Let the Dogs Out and BlogPaws Contest

  Who let the dogs out? Whenever I hear that song, it gets stuck in my head—over and over, so much so that I have made it the official ringtone on my phone. Who Let the Dogs Out is also the title of a very paw-pular show on The Hallmark Channel. Well, if you’d like to meet dogs like those who appear on Who Let the Dogs Out, Fidose of Reality has news: You can! Television During … [Read more...]