Dex the Halls 2017 Dog Holiday Photo Contest

Happy Holidays! It’s time for the annual Fidose of Reality Dex the Halls Dog Holiday Photo Contest! We have over $1,000 in prizes up for grabs!!! Here’s the scoop, how to enter, and where to send your photos PLUS check out all the prizes in Santa Fidose’s Bag below! How Many Winners? 12 winners and 2 honorable mention prizes. Keep reading! Deadline to submit … [Read more...]

Wigglebutt Warriors Holiday 2017 Fundraiser

It’s time to shop! Dog lovers, this is your time to get some goodies for you and your dogs while helping to eradicate cataracts! Wigglebutt Warriors, the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality, proudly announces its partnership in fundraising with the American Spaniel Club Foundation. Here’s the scoop, how you win, and how dogs win, too, from your donations. Cataracts and … [Read more...]

Dog Halloween Photo Contest Winners 2017

The winners of the Seventh Annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest have been selected.  Woof woof, did you all ever up the bark and the bar for originality, creativity, and fun!  Your dogs tolerated the costumes, so now go take them for a romp outside, treat them to a fun play session, or maybe a long tummy rub. They are great sports for allowing everyone to do … [Read more...]

10 Touches To Keep A Dog Healthy

Life is a journey and dogs make it better. One of the best ways to ensure your dog remains a loving, loyal part of the family for a long time is to touch him or her. 10 touches, 10 minutes, once a week will keep a dog healthy, happy, and rewarding you with love. Why Does Touch Matter? Knowing what ‘normal’ looks like and feels like on your dog means that when … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Dog Tricks for Treats Giveaway #TrickorTreatDogs

Let's learn dog tricks and give away over $850 in prizes! Yes, it’s tricks for treats time, dog lovers of the highest order! Welcome to the 2017 Tricks for Treats Giveaway with OVER $850 worth of fun and prizes! Just for stopping by and checking learning about how to teach your dog some tricks we invite you to enter this year’s Trick or Treat Giveaway hop after you see … [Read more...]

Help for Dogs Fighting IMT Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia

This is the blog post I dread writing. I always knew that Cocker Spaniels, more so than most other breeds, are extra prone to IMT, immune mediated thrombocytopenia. This blog post will serve as a journal of my dog's battle to fight IMT, what we are experiencing, his journey, and hopefully this diary-style blog post will help answer questions about this disease and how it may … [Read more...]

Dog Halloween Photo Contest 2017

Broomsticks, ghosts, candy corn, falling leaves, trick or treating: It's that time!!!! It's the Seventh Annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest with ten prize pack winners! Entering is easy, prizes are fab, and all dogs are welcomed: past and present. Two entries per person are allowed: This means two pictures per person. Deadline to submit entries is … [Read more...]

How to Clip Dog Nails at Home

For over the last quarter of a century, dog nails was a task handled by my dog's groomer. I always wanted to learn how to clip dog nails at home, but there's that fear that the dog would squirm, I'd cut the nail and the quick would bleed, hence a veterinary emergency room visit. If you really have your heart set on learning to clip dog nails at home and are willing to put in … [Read more...]

Cocker Spaniel Fundraiser is Rousing Success + Giveaway

We came, we saw, we shook our wigglebutts, we raised money for homeless Cocker Spaniels. This is Wigglebutts Wonderland, and this is what the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality is all about. On September 10, 2017, 40 people and close to 30 dogs came together at one of the only pet-friendly amusement parks in the USA, Knoebels Amusement Resort, to raise funds and awareness … [Read more...]

Dog Thyroid Problem or Dog Obesity

Behavioral issues, lethargy, and weight gain are all signs of a dog thyroid problem. Often times, dog parents will attribute canine weight gain to feeding too many treats, too much dog food, and/or not enough exercise. As dog mom who has shared life with a hypothyroid dog, I know all too well about the signs, symptoms, and often misdiagnosis of obesity when, in fact, the … [Read more...]