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...]

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...]

Dirty Dog Clean Dog Photo Contest

Splish splash I was taking a bath...well, the dog is! Welcome to the Dirty Dog Clean Dog Photo Contest sponsored by Only Natural Pet!  Fact: Not all dog shampoos are created equal and moreover, many of them could actually do serious damage to a dog’s skin and internal organs. Well, as long-time fans of the products from Only Natural Pet, we can't just keep this amazingly safe … [Read more...]

How to Become a Therapy Dog

Lucy is not ordinary therapy dog. Her story is the stuff  of which feel good dog movies are made. “A large brown Cocker Spaniel came into the shelter,” the volunteer at Oklahoma City Animal Shelter said. Days passed and no claimed this sweet girl with a happy attitude. June and Mike Myers weren’t looking to adopt another dog, especially after the loss of their beloved … [Read more...]

Club Cocker Wigglebutts Worldwide Launches

Calling all Cocker Spaniel lovers: Club Cocker: Wigglebutts Worldwide officially launches today! This group is found on Facebook and is a home for Cocker Spaniel lovers to learn and share about health, wellness, and lifestyle of Cocker Spaniels. Most online Cocker-related groups focus don’t focus on the health, wellness, and lifestyle of Cocker Spaniels. Club Cocker: … [Read more...]

How to Get Over the Death of a Dog

If you arrived at this post, your dog has either died or at some point, like all living beings, he or she will pass away. You want to know how to get over the death of a dog and the fact of the matter is this: You don’t. Your identity as a loving dog parent evolves from the physical presence of a dog in your life to the eventual understanding, albeit it kicking and screaming, … [Read more...]