Celebrating National Dog Biscuit Day

It's National Dog Biscuit Day, so how can we not celebrate this holiday where every dog should be allowed to call in sick from work, sleep in, have big pawties with all their dog friends, and eat as many dog biscuits as their tummies can handle (all without having to do any tricks, roll-overs, beg, or high fives)? The true origins of this day from Fidose research indicates … [Read more...]

Debunking Six Dog Myths

Is it true that seven human years are equivalent to one dog year? Can dogs really smell cancer? Here, we debunk some commonly held dog myths. Dog Age Though many believe one human year equals seven dog years, this is a common misconception. When your dog reaches 2 years of age, it will age about five dog years to every human year in smaller to medium-sized breeds, and one … [Read more...]

Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof Gala Update

Red carpets are rolled out and the Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof fundraiser is in full swing. Are you a part of the festivities and dog-friendly fun? Here's the latest scoop on all things fundraising fun, and of course, all in the name of dog. We are busy selling tickets for this gala affair, which takes place on September 20, 2014. Wigglebutt Warriors is the official fundraising … [Read more...]

Do You Care About Your Dog’s IQ?

The Dog IQ Test: The title alone stopped me in my tracks. Back in 1996, when people still browsed bookstores for the latest titles, I paid about $15 for the book by Melissa Miller and had a project for the next week or so with Brandy Noel, the dog before my current dog, Dexter. I wondered about my dog's IQ. I thought about the book and the test recently, and it raised some … [Read more...]

Fifteen Cutest Dogs in Love

Hearts and roses, hugs and cupids: Ah, the trimmings of a Valentine's Day. Whether you embrace the day with ardent fervor or reject it with as much force as Cupid's arrow gone astray, one thing's for sure: If you share your life with a dog, you've got a 24/7/365 Valentine. And if you just have a general love of dogs and your heart beats dog the way it does ours at Fidose of … [Read more...]

Dognition Dog Testing

Combine one part dog and one part cognition and you’ve got Dognition. In a post about two weeks ago, my pal, Kate from SlimDoggy, and I shared our experiences with the Dognition testing with our respective dogs. If you like getting inside your dog's mind in order to determine what they are thinking, how they problem solve, and what makes them tick, the Dognition testing is a … [Read more...]

Dog on a Catwalk Interview with Famed Designer

What does it take for a dog to own a catwalk? Start with attending the annual New York Pet Fashion show in New York City. The recent gala, star-studded spectacular fashion event took place on the runway high atop the famed Hotel Pennsylvania, right across from Madison Square Garden.  Indeed there was more than one dog on a catwalk on this particular evening. The theme of … [Read more...]

Westminster Kennel Club Welcomes Mutts

For the first time in its history, the Westminster Kennel Club allowed mutts into onto their trademark green indoor turf. Indeed, the mutts took center stage along with their purebred buddies this past Saturday, February 8th, as the Mixed Breed category is especially significant, bringing non-purebred dogs to a Westminster event for the first time since the very earliest days … [Read more...]

How to Act in Public With A Dog

As I prepare to embark on a whirlwind early weekend of dog-themed activities and get togethers in New York City, it is with great expectations that I know the majority of folks I will encounter know how to treat, handle, and respect their dog. Now and again though, somewhere along life's highways and biways, I encounter less than customary human manners in dealing with dogs.   … [Read more...]

Dogs Love Us: Even the Closeted Part #SayitWithMilkBone

Some of my life's most accepting moments happen in spite of people and because of a dog. Dogs love us truly, madly, deeply, and they so very much live in the moment, that it is my pleasure to reward them with my love and reciprocal devotion. Case in point: “Nice to meet you, is that your dog,” the gentle elderly man asked. “Why yes, this is Brandy” or “It sure is, meet … [Read more...]