Problems and Solutions with Cocker Spaniel Eyes

Eyes of melted chocolate: This is the way many describe the Cocker Spaniel eye. Those gorgeous eyes also come with their fair share of difficulties. Here is your guide to problems and solutions with Cocker Spaniel eyes. (note: Most of this information applies to all breeds of dogs and mixed pooches, so read on): The Basic Anatomy of Cocker Spaniel Eyes   Eyelids … [Read more...]

14 Homemade Dog Treats for People Who Cant Cook

Carol Cant Cook. I want to make homemade dog treats but I am one of those people who can’t cook. Yours truly was selected to try out for Worst Cooks in America and I turned them down. CLICK THIS: How My Dog Stopped Me From Winning $25K If you are one of those people who can’t cook or wants an easy way to make dog treats at home without breaking the bank and spending a ton … [Read more...]

How Can I Train My Dog to Like Car Rides? #GrabTheLeash

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Therabis™. The opinions and text are all mine. My dog hates car rides and he shakes, pants, whines, and is so upset. How can I train my dog to like car rides? I've been traveling with a dog for over 25 years, from sea to shining sea. Fortunately, my dogs have been fans of a car ride; other dog parents are … [Read more...]

Wigglebutt Warriors Announces Wigglebutts Wonderland Fundraiser

Wigglebutt Warriors is back and we invite you to join us for a casual, fun, in-person event to raise money for Cocker Spaniels in need. There are only 35 tickets available for this year’s event, so first come first serve for the tickets. Who Are Wigglebutt Warriors? Wigglebutt Warriors® is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. We’ve raised over $60,000 for homeless … [Read more...]

The Reality of Cold Laser Treatment for Dogs

Snap. Crackle. Pop. The sounds of a cereal but also the sounds my dog’s leg made in early 2013 when he partially tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), sometimes called CCL. After a fun play session at the park in early March, my dog, Dexter, developed a lameness and bit of a hobble gait at night and after rising from a resting position. Despite rest and not allowing him to … [Read more...]

Dog Parents Guide to Safely Slowing Dog Arthritis

Fatty tissue produces inflammatory hormones that cause chronic inflammation and that means dog arthritis!  You could have knocked me over with a dog biscuit when in learning that fat can cause chronic inflammation. Dr. Julie Buzby is a partner in healthy dog living and safely treating dog arthritis, and she gave gave us a (fi)dose of reality with that factoid. Those few pounds … [Read more...]

Questions to Ask Before Dog Surgery

One of the most unsettling things a diligent dog parent faces is learning dog surgery is imperative. Whether for a sudden injury, to go under anesthesia for a routine procedure, or something planned, keeping your dog's safety is first and foremost. In my lifetime as a dog mom and close to a dozen years in the dog writing and dog blogging space, I've talked to countless numbers … [Read more...]

Healthy Dog Einstein Pets $150 Giveaway

One thing on which all dog parents can agree is this: We all want a healthy dog. To celebrate hitting 10,000 followers on Instagram AND the refined focus of the Fidose of Reality blog, we’re giving away prizes in conjunction with our friends at Einstein Pets. Einstein Pets Einstein Pets has a line of oh-so-healthy and good-for-your dog treats that have set the bar and … [Read more...]

Hero Dogs Every Dog Lover Should Know

Hero dogs give so much of themselves, and they ask for so little in return. In that respect, ALL dogs are hero dogs to love us so freely without regard for gender, color, or any other human-based discrimination. Here are some hero dogs every dog lover should know. After reading about these committed canines, give your own pups a pat on the head and an extra biscuit … [Read more...]

Fidose of Reality Announces More Focused Dog Mission

My heart beats dog® and now it’s canine cardiac rhythm is about to get louder, prouder, more focused, and taking on a new dimension. Fidose of Reality has a new tag line with a more focused dog mission....now a doggie drumroll please…   A health/wellness/lifestyle dog blog for Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends. Why The New Dog Mission Two words inspired … [Read more...]