Is It Okay To Get A Dog From a Dog Breeder?

It’s totally okay to get your dog from a reputable dog breeder. Keep the word reputable in mind as you read through this post. What I am about to say might just help facilitate this age-old debate between reputable breeder vs reputable rescue. Spoiler alert: It’s possible to have both. I love all dogs, but Cocker Spaniels own my heart. I’ve adopted a dog and I’ve also … [Read more...]

Dog Lover 2018 Meetup RSVP Today

Let’s get together and have some dog-friendly fun! It’s time for a dog-friendly dog lover meetup at the only pet-friendly amusement park in the country. This is a great way to get together, have fun, meet each other and bring your dogs, too! You must RSVP because we have a limit on this event of 50 people. We hope you can work it into your schedule to come have fun for the … [Read more...]

How To Create a DIY Dog Health Gift Basket

Back in the day I had this crazy notion that I was going to open my own gift basket company. Fast forward to today and I realize that's exactly what that idea was: crazy. I do, however, love to do gift baskets and prizes for fundraisers, to donate to rescues, animal shelters, and also to gift to dog friends and during the holiday season. Anyone who knows me knows I am not … [Read more...]

Top 12 Dangers of Traveling With Dogs By Car

We love taking road trips with our dog. In the 25 years my spouse and I have been together, we've taken dogs on every single one of our road trips. As a dog writer, I've also collected a detailed list of the dangers of traveling with dogs by car. The bad news is these dangers are a threat to your dog's overall well being, safety, and life. The good news is this post will show … [Read more...]

Successful Entrepreneur Reveals How To Build a Dog Blog Empire

Rachael Johnson knows two things: dogs and traveling. She actually knows a whole lot more, but she's built her dog blog and social media empire on a pure passion for pooches and putting miles on her RV. If turning a love of dogs into a business sounds like your cup of tea, Rachael, her hubby, and two famous dogs are role models from which to learn. We spent some time getting … [Read more...]

How I Cured 4 Common Dog Health Problems

I’ve got a few strikes against me by being the proud parent of a Cocker Spaniel. I know that dog health problems are inevitable, but since my dog has floppy ears, thick jowls, more sebaceous oil in his skin than most breeds, is more prone to skin itchiness, and tends to have lumps and bumps, doing frequent touches and once overs is crucial in keeping him healthy. As the … [Read more...]

Christmas In July $200 Cocker Spaniel Lover Giveaway

The temps are rising, surf's up, dogs are panting, and that can only mean one thing: It's summertime! Fidose of Reality is celebrating by having a Christmas in July $200 Cocker Spaniel Lover Giveaway. Entering is easy, fun, and the more folks you get involved, the more entries you will receive. Here's how it works: If you have and/or love Cocker Spaniels, apply to be a … [Read more...]

How to Make Custom Dog Magnets

Making custom dog magnets in minutes has been on my "to do" list for a long time. I love refrigerator magnets and also I put them on the large metal filing cabinet in my office. Dog magnets also make cute just because, thank you, or holiday gifts to friends and family. For full transparency, I must say I am not the craftiest dog mom on the planet. This custom dog magnet craft, … [Read more...]

The Next Chapter in My Dog Loving Life

Something really big is coming our way. I don’t know what it is, but something really big is coming, and I feel it coming soon. It's the next chapter in my dog loving life. It was the summer of 2017 and those are the exact words I said aloud to my wife. This blog is called Fidose of Reality and there are so many things I am now wanting and able to share so that you, my … [Read more...]

Should My Dog Take Probiotics?

We geek out over health and wellness topics for dogs. I’ve been wanting to research the efficacy of probiotics on dogs and if my dog should actually take probiotics. Type in ‘dog probiotics’ into your favorite search engine. I am dizzy just looking at the pages and pages of results from companies claiming their probiotic is exactly what my dog needs to have a balanced … [Read more...]