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Should Dogs Have Vegetables Added To Their Diet?

Dogs should have fresh food as part of a healthy diet includes feeding vegetables. However, there are some vegetables dogs can eat and others to avoid. I’ve been feeding my dog veggies for close to 10 years without ever cutting a cucumber or slicing a carrot. Yes, dogs can and should have vegetables added to their diet, but it isn’t as hard or time-consuming as you might … [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...]

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...]

Fidose of Reality 2016 Pawer Women

The pawer women are here! The ending of one year and the beginning of another brings with it great joy and reflection: In 365 days, a lot can…and does…happen. As is our year-end tradition, Fidose of Reality announces a list of women in the pet industry who go above and beyond. In some way, shape, or form, these ladies did something to impact the lives of dogs in 2016 (and no … [Read more...]

Comprehensive List of Resources to Find Lost Dogs

A lost dog is a dog parent's worst nightmare. Well, that and a health crisis. Over the past 10 years or so, my spouse and I have helped reunited at least a dozen lost dogs with their frantic families. What we find in each reunion is that there was a grave mistake made in the blink of an eye. That mistake might have been: The dog was left outside alone; The dog was … [Read more...]

New Drug Might Increase Dog Life Span

If your dog could live as long as you do, is this something you’d want to happen? Dog moms and dog dads, if you are like me, the answer is a resounding “YES!” What if a new drug hit the market that might increase the dog life span as we know it? Why dogs can’t live as long as we do remains a question that dog parents, at some point, ask themselves. I know the devastating … [Read more...]

Dog Lovers Store Opens At Fidos Festival

My heart beats dog®. Does yours? Look around the all new, crispy, shiny Fidose of Reality website!!! We are growing by leaps, wags, and bounds, so a new "doghouse" was necessary. Of course, that means the welcome wagon is open to YOU: Our loyal fans!!! We're giving things away and look forward to meeting you in person. If you are dog lovers, read on and check our our fab new … [Read more...]

Lucy Liu Launches Le Roar by Toni Perling of DoggieNames.com

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...]

The Miracle of Dog Mountain and Dog Chapel

In the heart of Vermont, dogs are welcome to explore the green, lush land of Dog Mountain and its accompanying attractions that are Dog Chapel and the Stephen Huneck Art Gallery. There are miracles on this property: I recently witnessed not one, not two, but three miracles on Dog Mountain. If you are a dog lover, add this destination to your must visit bucket list for both … [Read more...]

Fun Ideas to Host a Dog Birthday Party

Dogs are members of the family, and every dog deserves his or her day, especially when that day is full of celebrating, cake, biscuits, games, presents, and cake! One of the most fun times a dog mom or dad can engage in involves hosting a dog birthday party. No one will think you have lost your marbles for wanting to host a birthday party for your dog; in fact, if they think … [Read more...]