Canine Couturier Celebrates with Dog Birthday Party

Quite a crowd gathered outside the Roger Smith Hotel’s window in New York City on Tuesday evening, August 13th. Thirteen is definitely a lucky number for Bogie and Kimba, as these two dogs celebrated in high fashion, glam, and glitz for their dog birthday party. The party took place inside the hotel's Lily's bar/restaurant, creating quite a stir. Oblivious to their … [Read more...]

Dog Friendly Poppy Across America Diary

Traveling with your dog is one of the greatest and most memorable pleasures a pet parent can experience. I say this having logged 20+ years of traveling in a car with a dog, from the shores of Maine to the beaches of Oregon and back. What a joyride it is for us, Fidose of Reality, to have dog mom and road warrior, Kim Kiernan, giving us a week-by-week update from her cross … [Read more...]

Follow Special Needs Cocker Spaniel Cross Country Tour

get your ex back My 5-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Poppy, and I are embarking on the journey of a lifetime. We are traveling across the country  from California to Connecticut in order to attend the Wigglebutt Wedding, to help raise money for Life's Little Paws Cocker Rescue. Poppy will be a bridesmaid in the wedding wearing a couture gown in grape from Spoiled Pup Boutique … [Read more...]

A Non-Surgical Approach to My Dog’s ACL Tear: Brace Time

Having a dog with a leg injury is no fun. The limited mobility, wishing they could tell you "where it hurts", and not allowing them to engage in activities that could worsen their pain (running, jumping, etc), are all factors in any sort of limb or muscle boo boo. My dog partially tore his anterior cruciate ligament  (ACL) in his left knee and we are taking the conservative … [Read more...]

Brush Your Dog's Teeth Means Adding Years to Their Life

If you can do just one thing just FoR today (FoR as in “Fidose of Reality”) to change your dog’s life, how paw-tastic would that be? How about brushing your dog's teeth easily and without a fuss? We’ve  been  scouring the world of dog news and sharing with Fidose of Reality readers tips to enhance your dog’s life and things to ensure they aren’t a victim of things like … [Read more...]

Best Rugs to Get For Pet Households

If you landed on this page, chances are you have are looking for rugs to get for pet households. Fluffy pets and rugs can be incompatible, but if you have a love both for animals and rugs, there are still a few options. You probably won’t want to invest in a priceless antique rug with pets in the house, but you also don’t have to stick to rubber flooring either. Use this handy … [Read more...]

Chicken Jerky I Allow My Dog to Eat

Scout & Zoe's chicken jerky is USDA grade A boneless, skinless chicken breast.  There are no hormones added, it is antibiotic free, and the chickens are raised in Indiana and Ohio, free range. Scout and Zoe's also released a new dog treat in the sweet potato line, too. These sweet potatoes have been raised in Texas, Arizona and California.  They are USDA grade A Fancy … [Read more...]

Insider Secrets: Pet-Friendly Potty Break Tips and TV

Pet friendly travel can be fun, exciting and memorable, but it can also be a bit of a challenge especially when it comes to pit stops and bathroom breaks. What is a road warrior to do when it comes to bathroom options away from home? Using these time-tested traveler tips, your dog will be handling the pit stops of life's highways and byways with ease.  In addition, … [Read more...]

The One Conference Pet Bloggers Must Attend

With the 2013 BlogPaws Conference right around the corner and in honor of "Wordless Wednesday," a time-honored tradition of letting pictures speak volumes, Fidose of Reality is grateful to be going to their fifth BlogPaws Conference. Yes, that's right: We've been a part of BlogPaws since the very beginning! Pet bloggers must come to this! I will never skip one of these … [Read more...]

Breed-Specific Legislation Is All Bark, No Bite

Dogs are a product of their environments, and we, as pet owners, have a responsibility to train them properly to ensure the safety of those around us. Bad dogs come from bad owners, yet some breeds, like pit bulls and rottweilers, have been targeted by breed-specific legislation (BSL) that attempts to regulate or ban these dogs in many communities throughout the U.S. However, … [Read more...]