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...]

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...]

Problems and Solutions with Cocker Spaniel Eyes

Eyes of melted chocolate: This is the way many describe the Cocker Spaniel eye. Those gorgeous eyes also come with their fair share of difficulties. Here is your guide to problems and solutions with Cocker Spaniel eyes. (note: Most of this information applies to all breeds of dogs and mixed pooches, so read on): The Basic Anatomy of Cocker Spaniel Eyes   Eyelids … [Read more...]

14 Homemade Dog Treats for People Who Cant Cook

Carol Cant Cook. I want to make homemade dog treats but I am one of those people who can’t cook. Yours truly was selected to try out for Worst Cooks in America and I turned them down. CLICK THIS: How My Dog Stopped Me From Winning $25K If you are one of those people who can’t cook or wants an easy way to make dog treats at home without breaking the bank and spending a ton … [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...]