Should I Monitor Dog Blood Pressure

When your dog goes to the veterinarian, their vital signs and weight are generally checked, but what about dog blood pressure? Think about all of the times you’ve visited the vet with a dog. Has the vet ever offered or asked if you monitor the dog blood pressure at home? Does the vet ever put a cuff on your dog’s leg to take an in-office blood pressure reading? These are the … [Read more...]

How To Help Dogs With Mitral Valve Disease

If your dog has been diagnosed with mitral valve disease or you want to know more about dogs with mitral valve disease, you’ve come to the right place. As always, Fidose of Reality brings you the most researched information, expert feedback, and what is and isn’t working for other dog parents with a dog who has mitral valve disease. One thing to keep in mind as you read this … [Read more...]

Dex The Halls 2018 Dog Photo Contest Winners

You came, you saw, you shared dog photos representing Christmas, Hanukkah, winter, and the holidays. In fact, we received almost 250 photos this year in the annual Dex the Halls 2018 Dog Photo Contest. All of the dogs are the winners, and our panel of three independent judges had a hard time narrowing it down to just 10. Alas, we just received the winners from our judges and … [Read more...]

Ten Lies Told By Dog Food Makers

Smart marketing is one of the basic tenets of any industry. In the case of the dog food industry, it’s all about caveat paw emptor: pet parent buyer beware. Working in the pet industry for close to a decade, there are things I’ve learned that every dog parent should know about dog food labels. Turn that bag, can, or container around, ignore the dog running through a field at … [Read more...]

Order Your 2019 Dog Calendars To Support Cocker Rescue

Every year, Wigglebutt Warriors, the fundraising arm of this blog, involves itself with different Cocker rescue efforts. This year, we are supporting Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas so they can help more Cocker Spaniels in need. Best of all, you get an epic calendar from our friends at DOGTV chockfull of adorable dogs, social media dog superstars, and special dog holidays … [Read more...]

Dog Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

Dog lovers and dogs of the world, rejoice: The Fidose of Reality online stores are filled to the brim with products for a variety of dog lovers and dogs of all shapes and sizes. Finish your holiday shopping or just dive in for a just because gift for someone or yourself any time of year. This year, we are breaking the categories down for you for ease of shopping. Plus, we've … [Read more...]

Purrs And Paws Holiday Giveaway 2018

Dog lovers, it's time for a holiday giveaway to enter to win some wag-tastic prizes to the tune of almost $500 dollars’ worth! Just like the 12 days of Christmas, 12 pet bloggers have come together to run a week-long flash giveaway. The best part is YOU get all the presents! Entering is easy, fun, and the prizes are fabulous. Here are the three prizes up for grabs just for … [Read more...]

Dex the Halls 2018 Dog Holiday Photo Contest

Happy Holidays and get those cameras ready It's the Dex the Halls 2018 Dog Holiday Photo Contest with TEN 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! CONTEST IS CLOSED AND HERE ARE THE WINNERS Dog Holiday Photo Contest How Many Winners? 10 winners and 2 honorable … [Read more...]

Behind The Scenes At National Dog Show 2018

Question: What do you get when you cross a dog show, turkey, America’s foremost expert on all things canine, a former top-tier pro tennis player and renowned journalist, with a well-known television personality? Answer: The 17th anniversary edition of the family favorite holiday special, “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®” airing on Thanksgiving Day (noon-2 p.m. in … [Read more...]

Grain Free Dog Foods May Link To Heart Disease

Heart disease is a growing and common diagnosis in dogs. Max the Cocker Spaniel wasn’t doing so well. At the time, his mom, Patty Troup, was far from home and visits a local veterinarian with her dog. The vet tells her that Max has maybe three days to live. On the ride home, Troup phones her regular veterinarian with the devastating news. He wants to see the dog right … [Read more...]