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...]

How to Make Your Dog Popular on Social Media

Do you want to make your dog popular on social media? Depending on your definition of popular and why you want your dog to be noticed online, there are many dedicated ways to make it happen. Here are several ways to make your dog popular on social media, step by step: Determine a Social Media Goal(s) Why do you want your dog to be recognized on social media? Is it for a … [Read more...]

Safe Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks 2017 Edition

We hate fleas and ticks but we hate the toxic chemicals to eliminate fleas and ticks even more. Fidose of Reality is all about sharing safe ways to prevent fleas and ticks. Fidose of Reality is all Here’s our reality: A topical chemical flea and tick preventative treatment burned the hair off my dog (it never grew back) and caused what I believe to be the beginning of her … [Read more...]

David Frei Unplugged In Beverly Hills Dog Show

The king of dogs places me on hold because Grace is attempting to dig herself a hole in the couch. When the King of Dogs candidly admits his pooch behaves just like yours, one can’t help but have a “wow, he’s just like me” moment wash over them. Frei, well-known to millions of television viewers for nearly three decades, as the voice of of the annual Westminster Kennel Club, … [Read more...]

How to Stop Dog Fighting #GetTough

Want to stop dog fighting? April 8 is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, an annual day to raise awareness about the prevalence of dog fighting and encourage animal lovers to take action against it. Fidose of Reality is helping to take a stand against the horrible act that is dog fighting, and without any graphic images, we hope you will join us in helping to stop dog … [Read more...]

Latest Dog Trends in the Pet Industry

We came, we saw, we roamed, we conquered the dog trends. At Global Pet Expo, more than 1,000 companies from around the world showcase the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses. The Show features 13 football fields’ worth of pet products, more than 3,000 product-launches and 150 … [Read more...]

Help If You Can’t Afford Your Dog Medical Bill

What can you do if you simply cannot afford your dog medical bill? The bottom line is this: If your dog has an accident, sudden illness, or is stricken with costly medical treatment, dog parents should never have to stress over how they will afford it. About 1.4 million pets in the U.S. and Canada were covered by a plan at the end of 2014, according to the North American Pet … [Read more...]

Homemade Banana Dog Treat Collection

Yum, homemade banana dog treat time! When it comes to cooking, Carol Can’t Cook. I want to make healthy desserts to give my dog, but some things are just not meant to be. I love bananas and want my dog to snack on banana infused dog treats, too. For those who have been following the Fidose of Reality blog for any length of time, you know that I pretty much can burn water.  I … [Read more...]

Am I Making My Dog Sick? #WeBelieveinNB

“Am I making my dog sick?” I will never forget the story told by a veterinary technician to me several years ago that opened with that line. The dog mom was so distraught that one small but mighty inaction caused her dog to get sick to the point of hospitalization. Dog Food Ruled Out The type of food she fed her dog, and still does (the dog survived) was not the … [Read more...]