Most Popular Dog Breeds Of 2018 Announced

The American Kennel Club recently released its annual “paw-pularity” contest, listing the 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States. We’re taking a step further: We’ve got the top 192 dog breeds, with a side-by-side comparison of where each breed was in 2017 vs. 2018. Where does your favorite dog breed fall in the list? With preface this list by saying that the best … [Read more...]

How To Keep A Dog’s Kidneys Healthy

Just like people, dogs have two kidneys that serve to regulate blood pressure along with calcium and vitamin D metabolism, but they also help in the creation of new red blood cells. The kidneys help normalize salt and water in the dog’s body. A dog’s kidneys balance certain substances in the bloodstream while helping to filter out waste as urine. If the kidneys malfunction, … [Read more...]

How To Treat and Prevent Gallbladder Disease In Dogs

A silent but deadly epidemic is taking place that affects thousands of dogs every single year. A ruptured gallbladder caused by a mucocele is one of the new leading causes of canine deaths. That's right: gallbladder disease in dogs can be deadly. Even scarier, the pathophysiology/cause of mucocele formation on the gallbladder is not completely known nor understood. I … [Read more...]

Dealing With Guilt From The Accidental Death Of My Dog

When a dog dies, often times the ones left behind feel full of guilt. The death of my dog forever changed me. When my Brandy Noel was euthanized, it took me many years to stop feeling like I failed her and ultimately killed her. After all, I knowingly allowed a veterinarian to end her life while I stood by, signed the papers, and watched as she drifted away … [Read more...]

Museum Of The Dog Delivers Something For All Dog Lovers

Dog lovers of the highest order, we found a museum that oozes everything canine-related in the art world. The American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog officially opened its doggy doors in New York City on Friday, February 8, 2019. Fidose of Reality received a guided tour of the Museum of the Dog on Monday, February 11, the same time as the official Westminster Kennel Club … [Read more...]

84 Best Cocker Spaniel Gifts Online 2019 Edition

Cocker Spaniel lovers, rejoice. We scoured the Internet and curated 84 of the very best Cocker Spaniel gifts online. From handmade and vintage to jewelry and crafty, wearable to giftable, this merchandise collection is a Cocker Spaniel lover's dream come true. Three quarters of the list are dedicated to Cocker Spaniel things for people. The rest of the list is composed of … [Read more...]

Help! My Dog Hates Having His Teeth Brushed

If your dog hates having his teeth brushed, today is your lucky day.  February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s a good time for me to come clean, pun intended. Not every dog is going to like teeth brushing; some will outright despise it.  If your dog's mouth or breath ever smell, there could be a very scary underlying problem that many … [Read more...]

How To Cook For Your Dog In 15 Minutes A Week

Cooking for my dog is something I’ve always wanted to learn. Wanting to cook for your dog and being proficient at it are two completely different things. I learned to cook for my pooch in 15 minutes a week. As a result, he is healthier, and I know exactly what goes into his food. If you are one of those people who can’t cook or wants an easy way to make dog food at home … [Read more...]

How To Cut A Dog’s Nails Without Harming The Dog

One of the most frequent requests we receive is from readers wanting to learn how to cut a dog's nails without harming the dog. The primary concern of most dog parents is the fear of clipping too short and causing the dog to have pain and ultimately, to bleed. I know all about that because I was one of those dog moms who longed to have the ability to trim my dog's nails. After … [Read more...]

2019 Pet Blogger Challenge: Get To Know Us

We celebrate the pet blogger. 2019 is the 9th year for Fidose of Reality, and we celebrate our fans, our followers, and our loyal readers who have helped up us become a relied-upon destination for Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends. Dog health and wellness are our specialties and main areas of interest. As a pet blogger, I thought it would be fun to partake in the yearly … [Read more...]