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Dog Blogger Pens New Dog Themed Children’s Book + Giveaway

Fellow dog blogger and Marketing Manager for the Altoona Mirror newspaper, Amy Jo Hanna-Eckenrode, recently released her first children’s book, and we’ve got the inside scoop. Between running the Have Dog Will Blog site, editing Central Pets PA magazine, and direct the Central PA Pet Expo, she managed to pen a wonderful children's book.It’s summertime and the living is … [Read more...]

20 Best Matching Dog Mom And Dog Gifts

Dog moms are all about sharing and giving year round. We scoured the Internet and connected with some fab brands for this top 20 matching dog mom and dog gifts. After all, dog moms are parents, too. One for you and one for me. Take a peek at this list and let your inner twinsies flag fly. On Mother's Day and always, dog moms we salute you!All links are clickable to the … [Read more...]

Why I Started Giving My Dog CBD Whole Hemp Oil

If something could help my dog's anxiety, arthritis, and lipomas, I certainly want to know more about it. That's been the journey I've taken over the last several years with CBD research. Why I started giving my dog CBD whole hemp oil might be surprising to some, but as always I share my dog's health adventures on this blog. A ton of information exists about CBD and … [Read more...]

Confessions of A Super Chewer Dog

Small and medium-sized dogs are super chewer dogs just like their larger counterparts. I know because my dog, Dexter the Cocker Spaniel, prefers destroying toys over cuddling them.Because he’s more of an engagement player who loves to solve brain games while getting a super chewer vibe on, the folks at Super Chewer asked if we’d like to try their monthly subscription box … [Read more...]

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...]