Safer Non-Chemical Flea And Tick Prevention 2019 Edition

It's that time of the year: when more dogs are getting outside because the temperatures are more cooperative. It also means it's flea and tick prevention season. If I can't use it on my own body, then I don't allow my dog to be exposed to it. I am talking about dangerous chemical flea and tick preventatives. There are safer, non-chemical alternatives to chemical safeguards … [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...]

Safer Ways to Remove Dog Stains and Odors

Dog stains and odors are a fact of life if you share life with a canine. Whether in puppyhood, adolescence, adulthood, or their senior years: dog stains and odors will happen. Thankfully, there are ways to remove those stains and stinks without worrying about toxic products. Since I have a dog who has an affection for finding animal poop and then rolling in it (fun times, I … [Read more...]

Dog Lover Backstage Pass Exclusive With Dr. Harvey’s

As a dog mom, dog writer, and dog lover of the highest order, we have access to thousands of dog products. We get asked to do product reviews, share social news, and try new products to hit the marketplace. We say yes to those brands we believe in, use, trust, and recommend to our friends, family, and Fidose of Reality followers. “How would you like to come out for a visit … [Read more...]

How To Create a DIY Dog Health Gift Basket

Back in the day I had this crazy notion that I was going to open my own gift basket company. Fast forward to today and I realize that's exactly what that idea was: crazy. I do, however, love to do gift baskets and prizes for fundraisers, to donate to rescues, animal shelters, and also to gift to dog friends and during the holiday season. Anyone who knows me knows I am not … [Read more...]

Timely Tips and Products To Keep Dogs Calm

If you landed on this blog post during thunderstorm or fireworks season, the tips and products to keep dogs calm will help you immensely. If you are landing on this article because you have a dog who is afraid of car travel, has separation anxiety, was abused and you rescued him or her, or has some sort of anxiety issue, you are in luck, as we have you covered. One size … [Read more...]

10 Hidden Warm Weather Dangers for Dogs

Warm weather means more outdoor time for dogs. It also means dangers for dogs. Don't let hidden warm weather dangers lurking in the shadows ruin the time spent enjoying the great outdoors with your dog. Aside from the higher temperatures, there are a whole host of indoor warm weather issues that pose a danger to dogs. From toxins to insect bites, and chemical free ways to enjoy … [Read more...]

Should My Dog Take Probiotics?

We geek out over health and wellness topics for dogs. I’ve been wanting to research the efficacy of probiotics on dogs and if my dog should actually take probiotics. Type in ‘dog probiotics’ into your favorite search engine. I am dizzy just looking at the pages and pages of results from companies claiming their probiotic is exactly what my dog needs to have a balanced … [Read more...]

Last Minute Health Wellness Gifts for Dogs

Ask any dog lover what they want most for their dog and the majority of us will say, "health and wellness." We want our dogs to live as long as possible, so wellness gifts for dogs is something every dog parent can use. Luckily, you've stumbled onto this blog post to do some shopping for the holidays or anytime...if good health is on your dog's wish list or that of a dog … [Read more...]