Dog Parents Guide to Safely Slowing Dog Arthritis

Fatty tissue produces inflammatory hormones that cause chronic inflammation and that means dog arthritis!  You could have knocked me over with a dog biscuit when in learning that fat can cause chronic inflammation. Dr. Julie Buzby is a partner in healthy dog living and safely treating dog arthritis, and she gave gave us a (fi)dose of reality with that factoid. Those few pounds … [Read more...]

Questions to Ask Before Dog Surgery

One of the most unsettling things a diligent dog parent faces is learning dog surgery is imperative. Whether for a sudden injury, to go under anesthesia for a routine procedure, or something planned, keeping your dog's safety is first and foremost. In my lifetime as a dog mom and close to a dozen years in the dog writing and dog blogging space, I've talked to countless numbers … [Read more...]

Healthy Dog Einstein Pets $150 Giveaway

One thing on which all dog parents can agree is this: We all want a healthy dog. To celebrate hitting 10,000 followers on Instagram AND the refined focus of the Fidose of Reality blog, we’re giving away prizes in conjunction with our friends at Einstein Pets. Einstein Pets Einstein Pets has a line of oh-so-healthy and good-for-your dog treats that have set the bar and … [Read more...]

Hero Dogs Every Dog Lover Should Know

Hero dogs give so much of themselves, and they ask for so little in return. In that respect, ALL dogs are hero dogs to love us so freely without regard for gender, color, or any other human-based discrimination. Here are some hero dogs every dog lover should know. After reading about these committed canines, give your own pups a pat on the head and an extra biscuit … [Read more...]

Fidose of Reality Announces More Focused Dog Mission

My heart beats dog® and now it’s canine cardiac rhythm is about to get louder, prouder, more focused, and taking on a new dimension. Fidose of Reality has a new tag line with a more focused dog mission....now a doggie drumroll please…   A health/wellness/lifestyle dog blog for Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends. Why The New Dog Mission Two words inspired … [Read more...]

Best Dog Ever Lives Happily Ever After

"Best Dog Ever Lives Happily Ever After" is the wish that all loving pet parents have for every single dog in need across the planet. In many cases, the right dog ends up with the right people.*  Perhaps you have the best dog ever, and you are right: We all have that best dog ever. For Joey, his rough start in life has not dampened his spirit, tenacity, and the life force he … [Read more...]

Dog Vital Signs Every Dog Parent Should Know

A diligent dog parent knows when to feed their dog, that weight management is important, having veterinary checkups is key, but what about dog vital signs? It’s important to know what is normal so that when something is not right, you can seek veterinary care for your dog. At their core, vital signs are the most measurements of the body’s most basic functions. Here are … [Read more...]

Dog Moms Rock Goodies Giveaway

Just in time for the month that spotlight Mother's Day, Fidose of Reality is super excited to announce the Dog Moms Rock Goodies Giveaway. We want you to tweet about the love between you and your dog(s)! Easy, fun, and there are prizes involved. Why does my relationship with my dog impact me on such a deep level? Perhaps you feel the same way about your dog. Here's my dog … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Dog to Drink More Water

Water: It is the basic foundation of life and dogs need it. If you want to get your dog to drink more water, this blog post is the equivalent of a gushing waterfall: Full of energy and something to come back to time and again for water drinking tips. Note: If your dog has increased thirst or is generally not drinking or drinking very little on a continuous basis, seek … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Dog Popular on Social Media

Do you want to make your dog popular on social media? Depending on your definition of popular and why you want your dog to be noticed online, there are many dedicated ways to make it happen. Here are several ways to make your dog popular on social media, step by step: Determine a Social Media Goal(s) Why do you want your dog to be recognized on social media? Is it for a … [Read more...]