Chicken Jerky I Allow My Dog to Eat

Scout & Zoe's chicken jerky is USDA grade A boneless, skinless chicken breast.  There are no hormones added, it is antibiotic free, and the chickens are raised in Indiana and Ohio, free range. Scout and Zoe's also released a new dog treat in the sweet potato line, too. These sweet potatoes have been raised in Texas, Arizona and California.  They are USDA grade A Fancy … [Read more...]

Insider Secrets: Pet-Friendly Potty Break Tips and TV

Pet friendly travel can be fun, exciting and memorable, but it can also be a bit of a challenge especially when it comes to pit stops and bathroom breaks. What is a road warrior to do when it comes to bathroom options away from home? Using these time-tested traveler tips, your dog will be handling the pit stops of life's highways and byways with ease.  In addition, … [Read more...]

The One Conference Pet Bloggers Must Attend

With the 2013 BlogPaws Conference right around the corner and in honor of "Wordless Wednesday," a time-honored tradition of letting pictures speak volumes, Fidose of Reality is grateful to be going to their fifth BlogPaws Conference. Yes, that's right: We've been a part of BlogPaws since the very beginning! Pet bloggers must come to this! I will never skip one of these … [Read more...]

Breed-Specific Legislation Is All Bark, No Bite

Dogs are a product of their environments, and we, as pet owners, have a responsibility to train them properly to ensure the safety of those around us. Bad dogs come from bad owners, yet some breeds, like pit bulls and rottweilers, have been targeted by breed-specific legislation (BSL) that attempts to regulate or ban these dogs in many communities throughout the U.S. However, … [Read more...]

Diary of a Dog Undergoing Laser Treatment: Entry One

A partially torn ACL and a strained iliopsoas muscle. My dog has a leg injury and in an attempt to avoid a full tear and surgery, we’re undergoing laser treatment. try on glasses online “Wow, doesn’t that hurt?” and “Does he sit still for it?” are both questions I’ve been asked along this journey. In order to take Fidose of Reality readers behind the scenes and give you an … [Read more...]

Official Wigglebutt Wedding Bridal Registry Revealed

If you haven't heard, my dog is getting married for a fun fundraiser. On June 28, 2013, the year-in-the-making gala event of Dexter James Bryant and Zoe Elizabeth Sorensen will take place in Stratford, Connecticut. The affair is black tie/princess style complete with a doggie wedding party, canine couture designer (Anthony Rubio), official artist (Missy Johnson), and much … [Read more...]

Virginia is for Pet Friendly and Ready for BlogPaws

Sightsee. Shop. Salute. Sniff. Stay. Something for the two-legged and four-legged variety all rolled up into one heart-shaped slogan. You already know this state loves people, but did you know Virginia is for dog lovers, too? Indeed, Virginia is pet friendly. Prestigious enough to earn itself a recent spot on Madi­son Avenue’s Walk of Fame in Manhattan, the slogan “Virginia is … [Read more...]

Dog Jewelry Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen

I love dog jewelry. For the past few years, I have covered the annual Westminster Kennel Club show as a member of the media. And each year I visit the vendor area, finding myself drawn to the Horse Brooch booth. Bev Yokley is a jewelry artisan with a craft I never encountered until watching her make magic. She creates dog brooches (and others) unlike anything I had ever … [Read more...]

Where were you when the world stopped turning?

The call of duty is something dogs answer without wavering, in true devotion, and with masterful dedication not only to their craft but with the goal of saving people—from hardship, depression, and sometimes even from harm’s way. Where were you when the world stopped turning? The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a beacon of hope for those in need. On … [Read more...]

Top 10 Dog Friendly Leaf Peeping Destinations

Imagine you and your dog crunching through autumn’s quilt that blankets our nation’s trees this fall.Though the calendar says August, pumpkins and cornstalks will be here in two shakes of a tail. Maybe you'd like to plan a weekend warrior getaway or a week-long exploration with your pooch. Dog friendly destinations are ripe on the vine! Not sure if you’re a leaf peeper? Do … [Read more...]