Wigglebutt Warriors Needs Help With Cocker Spaniel

Wiggglebutt Warriors is the fundraising arm of this blog and we crusade to save dogs' lives. Now, we have a win win and need help with a Cocker Spaniel. This is where we are asking our followers and friends to help us with a helpless dog who asks only to have a forever loving home. You can also win a $100 value prize pack! Fellow Cocker mom and dog lover of the highest … [Read more...]

Be My Dog Valentine Photo Contest Winners 2018

This year's be my dog valentine photo contest had our judges oohing and ahhing. You truly love your dogs, as evidenced by the photos received. As a reminder, entrants were allowed to submit up to two (2) photos maximum per person. Photos must be owned by you and should depict a photo of the love you and your dog share. There must be at least one human and at least one dog in … [Read more...]

American Cocker Spaniel Striker Comes Close at Westminster

Mike Pitts has been handling dogs way too long, he says….and he loves every minute of it. During an exclusive interview in the days leading up to the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Pitts prepared for the garden green with favored-to-win American Cocker Spaniel, Striker, aka GCHP CH Silverhall Strike Force. A Strike Force Duo Striker is a 6-year-old male … [Read more...]

Fidose of Reality 2017 Pawer Women

The pawer women have made their mark in 2017! The ending of one year and the beginning of another brings with it great joy and reflection: This is our year-end tradition wherein Fidose of Reality announces a list of women in the pet industry who go above and beyond. In some way, shape, or form, these ladies did something to impact the lives of dogs in 2017 (and no doubt long … [Read more...]

Dog Halloween Photo Contest Winners 2017

The winners of the Seventh Annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest have been selected.  Woof woof, did you all ever up the bark and the bar for originality, creativity, and fun!  Your dogs tolerated the costumes, so now go take them for a romp outside, treat them to a fun play session, or maybe a long tummy rub. They are great sports for allowing everyone to do … [Read more...]

Help for Dogs Fighting IMT Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia

This is the blog post I dread writing. I always knew that Cocker Spaniels, more so than most other breeds, are extra prone to IMT, immune mediated thrombocytopenia. This blog post will serve as a journal of my dog's battle to fight IMT, what we are experiencing, his journey, and hopefully this diary-style blog post will help answer questions about this disease and how it may … [Read more...]

Dog Halloween Photo Contest 2017

Broomsticks, ghosts, candy corn, falling leaves, trick or treating: It's that time!!!! It's the Seventh Annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest with ten prize pack winners! Entering is easy, prizes are fab, and all dogs are welcomed: past and present. Two entries per person are allowed: This means two pictures per person. Deadline to submit entries is … [Read more...]

Natural Solutions for Dog Allergies

Allergy season is upon us! You might be taking your daily Claritin, but we can’t forget about our furry friends this time of year. There are natural solutions for dog allergies, and perhaps some of these ideas will help your dog get relief. My poor Shih-Tzu, Benji, got the short end of the stick when it comes to allergies for dogs. Not only does he have allergies to certain … [Read more...]

Cocker Spaniel Fundraiser is Rousing Success + Giveaway

We came, we saw, we shook our wigglebutts, we raised money for homeless Cocker Spaniels. This is Wigglebutts Wonderland, and this is what the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality is all about. On September 10, 2017, 40 people and close to 30 dogs came together at one of the only pet-friendly amusement parks in the USA, Knoebels Amusement Resort, to raise funds and awareness … [Read more...]

AKC Trick Dog Titles Help Instill Confidence

Can I have a drumroll, please? Can someone toss the confetti? My dog is official an AKC trick dog, achieving both the novice and intermediate titles! An AKC trick dog title helps instill confidence and so much more in dogs. I don’t plan to have my dog do television, commercials, or movies; my dog and I worked towards our AKC trick dog titles for other reasons. Here’s the … [Read more...]