Why I Don’t Cook for My Dog and a $300 Gift Card Giveaway #InspiredbyCrafted

  I love my dog so much that I don’t cook for him. The reason I don’t cook for my dog is because I am more adept at writing and helping dogs in need than I ever will be at cooking. In fact, my dog might have acquired my cooking skills, see? Keep reading and stay tuned for a $300 gift card giveaway, too. When the folks at Hill’s asked if I wanted to try their … [Read more...]

Ten Fun Dog Products You Need to Own

One of the coolest parts of being a pet blogger and dog writer is that I discover new products and get to share them with dog lovers of the highest order: YOU! At the BlogPaws Conference in Nashville recently, over 500 pet brands, bloggers, and social media rock stars gathered for the pet industry's original pet blogger conference. Since the conference is pet welcoming, Dexter, … [Read more...]

Willy Wonka of Dog World Invites Us Inside

Remember that scene in Willy Wonka when all the kids waited outside the gate and Willy Wonka allowed them inside the magic castle of sweetness? We got invited inside the home of Willy Wonka of the dog world! The Franklin, Tennessee based Mars Petcare company officially opened its $110 million Global Innovation Center in October of 2014. While attending the BlogPaws … [Read more...]

Limited Ingredient Dog Food for Dogs with Sensitivities Debuts

One of the most popular questions we are asked at Fidose of Reality is what sort of food to feed a dog. Remember the great dog food scare a few years ago? Dog parents became more diligent about what they feed their precious canine family members as a result. Last week, we attended the pet industry’s only conference dedicated exclusively to pet bloggers and lifestyle bloggers … [Read more...]

The Best Dog Food to Feed a Dog

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is "What do you feed your dog?"  I cannot cook and if you follow my blog, you know that the Food Network wanted me to be on their television show, Worst Cooks in America. I turned it down because I didn't want to leave my dog (and spouse BOL) for such a long period of time.  The best dog food to feed a dog is the one that … [Read more...]

My Dog Deserves Better Than This #InspiredByCrafted

I cannot cook to save myself. I want my family, dog included, to dine on a meal that looks palatable, tastes great, and inspires them to ask for more—you know, flipping the bowl upside down and silently demanding seconds. I am not that girl. I won’t be preparing a finely orchestrated meal, complete with all the trimmings. I am not an artisanal style cook, as is very hip and … [Read more...]

Creative Dog Games with Kibble #InspiredByCrafted

I am the world's worst cook. Seriously, I am one of the worst cooks in the world, and long-time readers of this blog know all too well about my culinary misgivings. I am so bad that the folks at The Food Network wanted me to appear as a contestant on their popular television show, Worst Cooks in America (click here to read why I said no).  Just because I lack cooking expertise … [Read more...]

Fun Winter Activities for Dogs #AlpoDogBiscuit

Dogs get cabin fever and can get depressed in the winter months, very similar to the way people do. With a little ingenuity, a bit of creativity, and some treats, winter activities for dogs means keeping the pounds off and minds stimulated despite the inability to engage outdoors. Remember the Alpo brand growing up? Alpo recently launched  a new line of treats called … [Read more...]