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Natural Solutions for Dog Allergies

Allergy season is upon us! You might be taking your daily Claritin, but we can’t forget about our furry friends this time of year. There are natural solutions for dog allergies, and perhaps some of these ideas will help your dog get relief. My poor Shih-Tzu, Benji, got the short end of the stick when it comes to allergies for dogs. Not only does he have allergies to certain … [Read more...]

Warm Weather First Aid Tips for Dogs

Do you know first aid tips for dogs? One Summer morning, two frisky Cockapoos were playfully exploring their fenced yard when Rudy caught Abigail off guard and bounded at her from behind the rose bushes.  As Abby took a tumble landing dazed and confused, a bee flew passed her.  The twosome, quickly distracted by this new found fun, attempted to play a game of pounce with … [Read more...]

Lucy Liu Launches Le Roar by Toni Perling of

Elementary actress Lucy Liu had but one apple of her eye before the surprise delivery of her son Rockwell Lloyd just a couple of weeks ago, and that was her beloved brown lab Apple. One peek at her active Instagram account and its multitude of adorable fur kid photos will tell you that. It’ll also tell you that she recently helped design and launch a chic new line of upscale … [Read more...]

Stop These Five Things to Make Dogs Live Longer

We all want our dogs to live longer, happier lives. My dogs are aging now: Chip turns 12 on Oct 6th and CC will be 13 exactly five months following. Their needs and desires have definitely changed since they were pups, yet they still remain all puppy in attitude and as playful as ever. If I have my wish I want them to live “Furever”. (For all of these years they have brought … [Read more...]

Royal Fever Goes to the Dogs

Royal fever has gone to the dogs! Her Majesty is famous for the love she has for her two favorite corgis Holly and Willow. She is often pictured with them and  likes to take care of them herself. They usually accompany the Queen to her various residencies and are, on rare occasion, left to the cares of Her Majesty’s staff. The Queen has been very passionate about her Corgis … [Read more...]

Could Your Dog Have Panniculitis?

In an ongoing effort to share real news from real dog parents in order to help Fidose of Reality readers, today we proudly present a true story of a life-threatening illness that plagued Thurmie, the Dachshund of Devri King of Kansas. Here, in her own words and pictures, Devri shares the tale of Thurmie's panniculitis diagnosis. In early April of this year, I noticed a large … [Read more...]

How and Why to Dance With Your Dog

The first question that comes up when I talk about my blog is how exactly do you dance with your dog? Do you Waltz, Foxtrot or maybe do the Cha-Cha? Trust me when I say that it’s nothing like that at all! Dances with Dogs (DWD) is a canine sport which originated in the UK, North America and the Netherlands in the early 1990's with an interest in more creative obedience … [Read more...]

Down Under Diaries: Australian Pets Versus American Pets

Welcome to the Down Under Diaries! Kevin Newman (aka. That Dog Dancing Guy) has been the Social Media Officer at The Lost Dogs’ Home, one of Australia’s largest animal welfare organisations, since December 2011. He began blogging as That Dog Dancing Guy in 2012 as a way of developing the bond with his dogs as well as sharing his experiences with others. Topics he is most … [Read more...]

How to Save a Puppy with CPR

No one likes to think about an emergency situation with their beloved pet, but learning a few lifesaving methods could mean the difference between life and death should an emergency occur. All responsible pet owners should take the time to familiarize themselves with the proper techniques for giving CPR to their own pet. Do you know how to save a puppy with CPR? Perhaps you … [Read more...]

Which Canines Make the Best Watchdogs

As Fidose of Reality readers and dog lovers, we know that canines can be highly territorial. They will instinctively protect their home and family by growling and barking when they pick up on unusual activity, which is why humans have enlisted their help as watch and guard dogs for thousands of years.  What canines make the best watchdogs? Way back in Ancient Rome the poet … [Read more...]