How Watching DOGTV Calmed My Dog’s Anxiety

I have tried everything from A to Z to calm my dog's anxiety, and we are presently trying CBD oil that we plan to discuss in a future post. My dog's situational anxiety started when he was just a year or two old after some kids on bikes tossed fireworks at him on the fourth of July. I wish I could go back in time, but the damage has been done.  The folks at DOGTV asked … [Read more...]

Meet The Stars Of The Beverly Hills Dog Show 2019

It's dog show time and an old saying goes, “Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.” W.R. Purche is spot on with this quote. Fidose of Reality invites you to curl up with your dogs on Easter Sunday, 2019, to witness some of those dogs as they compete for the top spot of Best In Show. You can impress your family and friends with the exclusive buzz in … [Read more...]

Safer Non-Chemical Flea And Tick Prevention 2019 Edition

It's that time of the year: when more dogs are getting outside because the temperatures are more cooperative. It also means it's flea and tick prevention season. If I can't use it on my own body, then I don't allow my dog to be exposed to it. I am talking about dangerous chemical flea and tick preventatives. There are safer, non-chemical alternatives to chemical safeguards … [Read more...]

Most Popular Dog Breeds Of 2018 Announced

The American Kennel Club recently released its annual “paw-pularity” contest, listing the 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States. We’re taking a step further: We’ve got the top 192 dog breeds, with a side-by-side comparison of where each breed was in 2017 vs. 2018. Where does your favorite dog breed fall in the list? With preface this list by saying that the best … [Read more...]

Museum Of The Dog Delivers Something For All Dog Lovers

Dog lovers of the highest order, we found a museum that oozes everything canine-related in the art world. The American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog officially opened its doggy doors in New York City on Friday, February 8, 2019. Fidose of Reality received a guided tour of the Museum of the Dog on Monday, February 11, the same time as the official Westminster Kennel Club … [Read more...]

84 Best Cocker Spaniel Gifts Online 2019 Edition

Cocker Spaniel lovers, rejoice. We scoured the Internet and curated 84 of the very best Cocker Spaniel gifts online. From handmade and vintage to jewelry and crafty, wearable to giftable, this merchandise collection is a Cocker Spaniel lover's dream come true. Three quarters of the list are dedicated to Cocker Spaniel things for people. The rest of the list is composed of … [Read more...]

How To Cook For Your Dog In 15 Minutes A Week

Cooking for my dog is something I’ve always wanted to learn. Wanting to cook for your dog and being proficient at it are two completely different things. I learned to cook for my pooch in 15 minutes a week. As a result, he is healthier, and I know exactly what goes into his food. If you are one of those people who can’t cook or wants an easy way to make dog food at home … [Read more...]

2019 Pet Blogger Challenge: Get To Know Us

We celebrate the pet blogger. 2019 is the 9th year for Fidose of Reality, and we celebrate our fans, our followers, and our loyal readers who have helped up us become a relied-upon destination for Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends. Dog health and wellness are our specialties and main areas of interest. As a pet blogger, I thought it would be fun to partake in the yearly … [Read more...]

Should I Monitor Dog Blood Pressure

When your dog goes to the veterinarian, their vital signs and weight are generally checked, but what about dog blood pressure? Think about all of the times you’ve visited the vet with a dog. Has the vet ever offered or asked if you monitor the dog blood pressure at home? Does the vet ever put a cuff on your dog’s leg to take an in-office blood pressure reading? These are the … [Read more...]

How To Help Dogs With Mitral Valve Disease

If your dog has been diagnosed with mitral valve disease or you want to know more about dogs with mitral valve disease, you’ve come to the right place. As always, Fidose of Reality brings you the most researched information, expert feedback, and what is and isn’t working for other dog parents with a dog who has mitral valve disease. One thing to keep in mind as you read this … [Read more...]