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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...]

Modern Fido Family Photo Contest

We've gone to the dogs as a nation, and Fidose of Reality is here to celebrate today's Modern Fido with our first ever Modern Fido Family Photo Contest. Sixty-five percent of U.S. households, or about 79.7 million families, own a pet, according to the 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). This is up from 56 percent of … [Read more...]

Get Outdoors With Your Dog Fun and Giveaway

It's dog fun time! Pitch a pup tent, get the outdoor toys ready, and head for greener pastures:  Say goodbye to cabin fever and get outside with your dog. Oh and don’t fret if it’s raining when you and Fido have outdoor plans. Fidose of Reality discovered a treasure trove of doggie goodness from one of our Wigglebutts Uncorked fundraising sponsors. Read on, get the scoop, and … [Read more...]

What To Use for Itchy Dog Skin

Itchy dog skin is no fun, Elyse Horvath was tired. Her Cocker Spaniel’s paw pads were worn down, rough, and cracked, and the dog ended up licking her feet over and over. Despite looking high and low for products to help soothe her dog’s paw issues, anything Horvath found was full of chemicals and could easily be absorbed into the dog’s bloodstream.A lightbulb moment … [Read more...]

How to Care for a Dog’s Winter Skin and Coat #BayerExpertCare

Question: What is your dog’s biggest organ? Answer: His skin. Surprised? The same hold true for humans. Since dry, flaky skin is a common complaint of people during the winter months, it also makes sense to care for a dog’s skin, too. Indeed it is very important to know how to care for a dog's winter skin and coat.During a recent trip to PetSmart® , we discovered the Bayer® … [Read more...]

How to Save a Dog in an Emergency

Do you know what to do in the event of an emergency with your dog? One of the worst things that has ever happened to me occurred with my first Cocker Spaniel. She was eating a bully stick and started to choke. I knew she had likely broken a piece off and it lodged somewhere in the back of her throat or down her throat. She started to panic and tried to breathe, but she was … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Stinky Dog With Ease #WoofPouf #sponsored

Some dogs just have a tendency to get dirty and stinky faster than others: I happen to have one of them. The primary color in my dog’s coat is white. It’s as if dirt finds itself and throws itself onto his coat. Couple the dirt factor with the fact that my dog loves to roll in the stinkiest of scents when at the park. Having a stinky dog is no fun. I like bunnies but my dog … [Read more...]

Cocker Spaniel Finds Moment of Zen with Groom Genie

My dog hates getting brushed.I wish I could find a grooming tool that detangles and also makes the coat look gorgeous on my dog.My dog is okay with getting brushed but he gets a bit anxious.Brushing a dog regularly stimulates the oils in the skin and at the follicle of the hair. In turn, dogs that have sensitivities and allergies benefit from regular brushing. Have … [Read more...]

Dog Friendly Amusement Park and Safe Travels Getting There

A dog friendly amusement park sounds like a dream, right? It's summer in full swing, dog lovers, and that means family getaways. Millions of families visit amusement parks each summer, yet very few actually allow well-behaved leashed dogs to enter their premises. Fidose of Reality has the scoop on a Pennsylvania amusement park that not only allows dogs in, they welcome them as … [Read more...]