Canine Holiday Tale of Less is More With #NaturalBalance

When we give, we receive so much in return. I imagine if my dog could actually talk, he really would be the type of pooch to say something like that. He is a loving, giving, non-confrontational type of dog and the inspiration for this canine holiday tale. Cozy up with your favorite warm beverage, kick back and relax, and read through the story of Less is More.   'Twas … [Read more...]

What to Give Santa’s Favorite Dog for the Holidays #MakingDogsSmile

I know what I am giving Santa's Favorite Dog for the holidays. Made in America has a particularly extra emotion-inducing element to it these days. Readers of Fidose of Reality are familiar with our “if I can’t eat it or use it, neither can my dog” mantra. Here’s a clever stocking stuffer or an entire dog treat stocking full of gift ideas for your favorite pooch and his or her … [Read more...]

How to Make a Dog Treat Holiday Jar Under $5 #NaturalBalance

When it comes to crafts, fortunately I am a bit more skilled than I am in the cooking department, which long-time readers know is far from being my forte. When I arrive at the homes of dog-loving friends throughout the holiday season, I like to take something along as a gift for the canine family members. After all, anyone can bring a bouquet of flowers or a bottle of wine: The … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Keep Dogs Active in Winter #PinnacleHealthyPets

Dogs get cabin fever and can get the blues in the winter months, very much like people can. Contrary to popular belief that colder weather means less activity for dogs (and people), using a a little ingenuity, a bit of creativity, and some treats, winter activities for dogs means keeping the pounds off and minds stimulated. Here are 8 ways to keep dogs active in … [Read more...]

Starting Your Dog on a High Protein Diet #NaturalBalance

True or False: All people should eat the same food, be on the same eating plan, and not have a variety with choices of food. Of course, this is totally false. Since we, as human beings, are not one size/taste/preference in food fits all, the same holds true for dogs. In an effort to bring our readers a wide range of choices and options, Fidose of Reality will be shining the … [Read more...]

Which Dog Food is Best for My Dog #PinnacleHealthyPets

One of the questions I am asked over and over in my career is “which food is best for my dog?” Simply stated, the one that is best for your dog is the one that works for your dog. If walking down the dog food aisle of a pet supply store dizzies you, take heart that you are not alone. Since this blog is called FiDOSE of Reality, we cut to the chase and go behind the shiny dog … [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...]

10 Reasons Your Dog Needs to Go to Stores #PetSmartStory

"I train German police dogs. They send them to me, with all this formal training, they are prepared to defend and protect, but they are clueless when it comes to walking into a pet supply store. So I take them to PetSmart® to start getting them used to everyday life, the feeling of the floor on their paws, and how to socialize with people in the general public." Those are … [Read more...]

Making Photographic Keepsake Memories with Dogs #InspiredbyCrafted

For years, I’ve been telling myself I would print some photographs, get some really eclectic frames to put them in, and together, with my wife, we would update the office and add some new photos to our family tree of memories. We decided once and for all to make some photographic keepsake memories of our dog. How to Get Started on Print Memories of Your Dog If you are … [Read more...]

Surprise A Dog With the Gift of Natural Balance #PetSmartStory

Mommy and Me: That’s what I’ve dubbed the weekly trek my dog takes with his moms to PetSmart® every week. Together, the three of us shop for dog food, treats, and toys. Dexter always loves getting a surprise and looks forward to the check out counter and a biscuit from the cashier. This has been a tradition with our previous Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, and it has carried … [Read more...]