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! Dog Holiday Photo Contest How Many Winners? 10 winners and 2 honorable mentions. Deadline to submit entries is 12/20/18 … [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...]

Tribute To A Cocker Spaniel Princess: Coco Chanel Bella

She made her mark and left pawprints across the hearts of everyone she met, including mine. Coco Chanel Bella, a 13-years-young American Cocker Spaniel crossed from this life to the Rainbow Bridge on October 17, 2018. She leaves behind a trail of broken hearts, including her dog mom, Christine Aiello, and her sister, Danielle, grandma, Ann, and granddad, Gary. Coco was no … [Read more...]

National Dog Show 2019 Dogs Until 2 Meme Contest

Does your dog have what it takes to win Thanksgiving? That’s what the folks at the National Dog Show presented by Purina® want to know. If your dog is the winner in the annual contest, you could bring some cash home for the holidays to the tune of $500 bucks or a trip to the 2019 National Dog Show. Everything Thanksgiving Day, millions of families tune in to see and hear … [Read more...]

New President of Dog Writers Association Of America Announced

It’s me, it’s me, it’s me! My heart beats dog®, and now in the next step of my dog-loving, dog-living, dog-writing career, I am proud to announce I have accepted a two-year term as President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) effective February 10, 2019. If this sounds like a really big deal, it is. And I want as many of you as possible to get involved. Here's … [Read more...]