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...]

Wigglebutt Warriors Announces Wigglebutts Wonderland Fundraiser

Wigglebutt Warriors is back and we invite you to join us for a casual, fun, in-person event to raise money for Cocker Spaniels in need. There are only 35 tickets available for this year’s event, so first come first serve for the tickets. Who Are Wigglebutt Warriors? Wigglebutt Warriors® is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. We’ve raised over $60,000 for homeless … [Read more...]

Fidose of Reality Announces More Focused Dog Mission

My heart beats dog® and now it’s canine cardiac rhythm is about to get louder, prouder, more focused, and taking on a new dimension. Fidose of Reality has a new tag line with a more focused dog mission....now a doggie drumroll please…   A health/wellness/lifestyle dog blog for Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends. Why The New Dog Mission Two words inspired … [Read more...]

Best Dog Ever Lives Happily Ever After

"Best Dog Ever Lives Happily Ever After" is the wish that all loving pet parents have for every single dog in need across the planet. In many cases, the right dog ends up with the right people.*  Perhaps you have the best dog ever, and you are right: We all have that best dog ever. For Joey, his rough start in life has not dampened his spirit, tenacity, and the life force he … [Read more...]

Dog Vital Signs Every Dog Parent Should Know

A diligent dog parent knows when to feed their dog, that weight management is important, having veterinary checkups is key, but what about dog vital signs? It’s important to know what is normal so that when something is not right, you can seek veterinary care for your dog. At their core, vital signs are the most measurements of the body’s most basic functions. Here are … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Dog to Drink More Water

Water: It is the basic foundation of life and dogs need it. If you want to get your dog to drink more water, this blog post is the equivalent of a gushing waterfall: Full of energy and something to come back to time and again for water drinking tips. Note: If your dog has increased thirst or is generally not drinking or drinking very little on a continuous basis, seek … [Read more...]