Why Is My Dog Limping On The Front Leg

There is never a dull moment in my life. I recently had the displeasure of answering the question, “Why is my dog limping on the front leg.” Fireworks is the exact answer, but a soft tissue injury was the official diagnosis. You’ve likely arrived at this article because your dog is limping on one or both of his front paws, his front leg is being held in the air, and/or he is … [Read more...]

East Coast Dog Disaster Preparation Tips

Fidose of Reality is offering up some west coast – east coast get ready “just in case” tips to keep you and your dog(s) safe and sound. These east coast dog disaster preparation tips actually might save a life. While all of these tips are applicable to anyone, anywhere with a dog, having been emergently evacuated several times, we recommend all dog parents read this. In an … [Read more...]

Dog Lover Backstage Pass Exclusive With Dr. Harvey’s

As a dog mom, dog writer, and dog lover of the highest order, we have access to thousands of dog products. We get asked to do product reviews, share social news, and try new products to hit the marketplace. We say yes to those brands we believe in, use, trust, and recommend to our friends, family, and Fidose of Reality followers. “How would you like to come out for a visit … [Read more...]

How To Find A Reputable Dog Rescue

How to find a reputable dog rescue is something we are asked on a regular basis. When good dogs (and aren’t they all) end up with bad people (so many out there), guess who often pays the ultimate price? Dogs do, with their lives. The response to our blog post about why it is okay to get a dog from a breeder has been so popular that we feel rescued dogs should have their … [Read more...]

How To Treat And Prevent Lipomas in Dogs

A lipoma is a common, and often frustrating, occurrence in dogs, prompting dog owners to take their dog to the vet so that cancer is ruled out. If you’ve landed on this article, your dog has a lipoma, or perhaps multiple lipomas, and you want to prevent and treat the ones he or she has. Contrary to popular belief, there are things you can do to decrease the likelihood of … [Read more...]

My Deceased Dog Connected With Me In The Twilight Zone

If you believe in miracles and dogs who have passed on sending us postcards and signs from the Rainbow Bridge, then stick around. Recently, my deceased dog came to me through the Twilight Zone. Anyone who has ever suffered the loss of a beloved dog, or any animal for that matter, I empathize, sympathize, and walk this path of hell with you. Wounded warriors we are: All this … [Read more...]

Is It Okay To Get A Dog From a Dog Breeder?

It’s totally okay to get your dog from a reputable dog breeder. Keep the word reputable in mind as you read through this post. What I am about to say might just help facilitate this age-old debate between reputable breeder vs reputable rescue. Spoiler alert: It’s possible to have both. I love all dogs, but Cocker Spaniels own my heart. I’ve adopted a dog and I’ve also … [Read more...]

Dog Lover 2018 Meetup RSVP Today

Let’s get together and have some dog-friendly fun! It’s time for a dog-friendly dog lover meetup at the only pet-friendly amusement park in the country. This is a great way to get together, have fun, meet each other and bring your dogs, too! You must RSVP because we have a limit on this event of 50 people. We hope you can work it into your schedule to come have fun for the … [Read more...]

How To Create a DIY Dog Health Gift Basket

Back in the day I had this crazy notion that I was going to open my own gift basket company. Fast forward to today and I realize that's exactly what that idea was: crazy. I do, however, love to do gift baskets and prizes for fundraisers, to donate to rescues, animal shelters, and also to gift to dog friends and during the holiday season. Anyone who knows me knows I am not … [Read more...]

Top 12 Dangers of Traveling With Dogs By Car

We love taking road trips with our dog. In the 25 years my spouse and I have been together, we've taken dogs on every single one of our road trips. As a dog writer, I've also collected a detailed list of the dangers of traveling with dogs by car. The bad news is these dangers are a threat to your dog's overall well being, safety, and life. The good news is this post will show … [Read more...]