11 Coolest Dog Products Found at BlogPaws

One of the most fun parts of my career is finding some of the coolest dog products to hit the marketplace before the general public. In fact, being able to sample those dog products and determine if they work and perform as promised is an added bonus. Fidose of Reality only shares news about dog products that we believe in, most likely use, and feel would be a good fit for our … [Read more...]

How to Help Dogs Displaced by Oklahoma Tornadoes

A natural disaster altered my life and that of my dog's so deeply that two years ago I was forced to flee from my home due to the devastating nearly epic and tragic flood waters of the Susquehanna River. When my friend, June Myers, told me the Oklahoma tornadoes of recent days touched down 1/2 mile from her home, I was stunned. I immediately think of all the devastation … [Read more...]

Why Your Dog Is At Risk for Salmonella Poisoning

Salmonella poisoning are two words every dog parent dreads hearing. With headline after headline beckoning one dog food recall after another, is it any wonder dog moms and dads are perplexed? Many treats and dog food items have been recalled due to risk of Salmonella. It all starts to become a system overload, especially to someone like myself, who is heavily immersed in the … [Read more...]

Arlington National Cemetery is Dog Friendly

Arlington National Cemetery is a pet-friendly historic slice of history where you are welcome to bring your well-behaved, leashed dog. Arlington National Cemetery, located in the northern part of Virginia and bordering Washington D.C., is the final resting place of more than 300,000 people. Beginning with the American Revolution, veterans from each of our nation’s wars along … [Read more...]

Urgent Request: Fostering a Pet in Philadelphia Area

How cool would it be if you could save a life, make a 2-1/2-week commitment to a pet of your choice, and without any strings attach know that by fostering a pet, you saved a life. What am I talking about? Right now, Philadelphia Animal Care and Control (ACCT) is BURSTING at the seams.  Temporary foster (until June 15th/16th) are DESPERATELY needed. ACCT Philly is having a … [Read more...]

How to Help Animals Affected by Oklahoma Tornadoes

The devastation of the tornado damage in Oklahoma is too much for many of us to bear. Imagine the countless numbers of lives - both human and animal - that are affected. I know first hand the loss because a dear friend of mine is in the area. The tornado touched down 1/2 mile from where she lives near Moore, Oklahoma. She was spared, but sadly so many were not. As a volunteer … [Read more...]

Exclusive Footage of Dog with Sony Action Cam

Ever wonder what your dog sees or does when you aren’t around? These things keep me awake at night, and the folks at Sony must be having the same dreams. While at the BlogPaws Social Media and Pet Bloggers Conference recently, Dexter and I stumbled on the Sony Dog Harness with wearable point-of-view camera—the Action Cam. Take one part cocker and one part Action Cam and we … [Read more...]

Free Pet Adoptions: Let a Dog Change Your Life

My neighbor's dog has had a profound impact on the lives of my previous Cocker Spaniel and the one who currently shares my life. Can a dog really change your life? (I've been asked that a time or two). Pet adoptions can have far reaching impact. Zola is a rescue dog, who came with the name Zyla Cocoa. Apparently she was a drug bust dog: The people who kept her were doing … [Read more...]

The Best Kept Secret in (Healthy) Dog Treats

Safe, healthy dog treats are a rare breed these days it seems. In many years of working in the pet industry, many dog treats have crossed my desk: Here, try this and your dog will love them. These are the tempting lines that come along with dog treats when companies want me Dexter to try them. About 4 years ago, a canister caught my eye and the ingredients within stopped me … [Read more...]

Celebrity Dog Lovers Dish The Dirt

Being a dog writer and blogger, I have had the pleasure of interviewing many people over the years: From top notch celebrities to everyday heroes who foster dogs. There are indeed celebrity dog lovers out there. Looking forward, I am heading out with my dog in tow to one of the biggest, best social media conferences for pet bloggers in the world (and the original one). I am … [Read more...]