Gift Guide Under $10 For Dogs

Check out this gift guide for bargain hounds! These are deals at under $10 for dogs. Happy shopping! I love a deal and get the warm fuzzies if I can find a bargain for a quality product my dog will like and use. It's a win-win. Easy to use gift guides are my favorites, so that is the goal of this guide and the others that can be found below. There are 20 gift ideas in this … [Read more...]

Gift Guide for the Dog Who Has Everything

For the dog who has everything and/or the dog who is hard to buy for, this is the gift guide of your dreams. These gifts are not necessarily going to break the bank, but we have included a few extravagant sections. For the dog who has everything, this list is designed for him or her. Santa says that your dog has been a particularly good pooch this year, so why not peruse … [Read more...]

Gift Guide for Dog Parents

Check out this gift guide for dog parents to help you with great gifts for the holidays and beyond. One of the coolest parts of what I do for a living is that I get to see a ton of dog and dog lover products throughout the year. I travel to pet industry trade shows, talk to the inventors of pet products, and I get news alerts on the very latest for dogs and dog … [Read more...]

Gift Guide for the Cozy Dog

Check out this gift guide for dog beds, dog apparel, cozy dog items, and more. Dog beds have come a long way as have dog clothes. Years ago, many people would not consider dog apparel nor a dog bed, but times have changed for the better. Even if your dog isn't into dog clothes, there is likely something in this gift guide for that cozy dog in your life. Whether you are … [Read more...]

10 Touches To Keep A Dog Healthy

Life is a journey and dogs make it better. One of the best ways to ensure your dog remains a loving, loyal part of the family for a long time is to touch him or her. 10 touches, 10 minutes, once a week will keep a dog healthy, happy, and rewarding you with love. Why Does Touch Matter? Knowing what ‘normal’ looks like and feels like on your dog means that when … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Prevent Dog Boredom Like a Pro #jwpet

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetMate. The opinions and text are all mine. "My dog is bored, do you have any ideas to keep him occupied?" Knowing how to prevent dog boredom is one of the most asked questions we receive here in the Fidose of Reality offices. Of all the lessons dogs have taught me throughout my life, the greatest … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Dog Shampoos

Dog shampoo can actually harm your dog, make him or her sick, or worse. There are serious dangers of dog shampoos, so Fidose of Reality investigates. As diligent dog parents, we pay attention and read ingredients on the food and treats our dogs consume, but how often do we read (and understand) the ingredients in dog shampoo? Some dog shampoos can be downright hazardous, … [Read more...]

Gift Guide: Dog Lover Items

My Heart Beats Dog®, does yours? Do you know someone who is a dog lover to his or her very core? Maybe you are a dog lover of the highest order (if you are, you are in good company here). Why not treat yourself and/or the dog lover in your life with some clever gift giving? One of the most fun aspects of being a dog journalist is discovering new items for dog lovers. One of … [Read more...]

How Can I Train My Dog to Like Car Rides? #GrabTheLeash

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Therabis™. The opinions and text are all mine. My dog hates car rides and he shakes, pants, whines, and is so upset. How can I train my dog to like car rides? I've been traveling with a dog for over 25 years, from sea to shining sea. Fortunately, my dogs have been fans of a car ride; other dog parents are … [Read more...]

Safe Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks 2017 Edition

We hate fleas and ticks but we hate the toxic chemicals to eliminate fleas and ticks even more. Fidose of Reality is all about sharing safe ways to prevent fleas and ticks. Fidose of Reality is all Here’s our reality: A topical chemical flea and tick preventative treatment burned the hair off my dog (it never grew back) and caused what I believe to be the beginning of her … [Read more...]