Veterinary Expert Reveals Truth About Dog Food Allergies

Dog Food Allergies: What should I feed my dog, what foods might be causing his or her allergy, and how do I know what supplements to feed my dog? These are some of the questions that were asked and masterfully answered by W. Jean Dodds, DVM, in a webinar hosted by the Danish-Swedish Farmdogs USA this past weekend. Dr. Dodds is to me what the Pope is to Catholics. She speaks, … [Read more...]

What Should I Do If My Dog Has a Lump

The Great Imposter. That’s what she called it. It’s just a lump and looks like a pimple. I shouldn’t be concerned. But the dog mom and "worrier" in me, along with thinking "but what if it is something” resonated otherwise. When a tiny raised lump appeared on my Cocker Spaniel’s shoulder blade about two weeks after getting her then yearly vaccinations, I felt a … [Read more...]

Just FoR Today: Six winter dog care myths and facts

If you can do just one thing just FoR today (FoR as in “Fidose of Reality”) to change your dog’s life, how paw-tastic would that be? We've been discussing different things here on Fidose of Reality that take seconds or minutes but can make a huge difference in a dog's health, well-being, and life in general. Just FoR today, February 23, 2012: What are some of the most … [Read more...]

Just FoR Today: Does touching my dog really matter?

If you can do just one thing just FoR today (FoR as in “Fidose of Reality”) to change your dog’s life, how paw-tastic would that be? Touching my dog is today's topic. We've  been  scouring the world of dog news and sharing with Fidose of Reality readers tips to enhance your dog’s life and things to ensure they aren’t a victim of things like dog food scares, treat recalls, … [Read more...]

Just FoR Today: Do I really need to brush my dog’s teeth?

If you can do just one thing just FoR today (FoR as in “Fidose of Reality”) to change your dog’s life, how paw-tastic would that be? We've  been  scouring the world of dog news and sharing with Fidose of Reality readers tips to enhance your dog’s life and things to ensure they aren’t a victim of things like dog food scares, treat recalls, etc.  If you tell yourself, "I can … [Read more...]

Just FoR Today: Dog food ingredients and taking caution

Just FoR Today. Welcome to a new series we will be running here on Fidose of Reality. If you can do just one thing just FoR today (FoR as in “Fidose of Reality”) to change your dog’s life, how paw-tastic would that be? We’ll be scouring the world of dog news and sharing with Fidose of Reality readers tips to enhance your dog’s life and things to ensure they aren’t a victim … [Read more...]

Just FoR Today: Dog pad and paw safety and care

Just FoR Today. Welcome to a new series we will be running here on Fidose of Reality. If you can do just one thing just FoR today (FoR as in “Fidose of Reality”) to change your dog’s life, how paw-tastic would that be? We’ll be scouring the world of dog news and sharing with Fidose of Reality readers tips to enhance your dog’s life and things to ensure they aren’t a victim … [Read more...]

Quantitative Lyme Test Being Offered and Rabies Alert Issued in Ohio

Two dog health stories topping today's headlines include Abaxis Labs now offering a quantitative Lyme disease test. This new test can be used as a stand-alone test to determine infection status or if treatment is working. It can also be used as a quantitative confirmation test for the soon-to-be released VetScan Lyme Rapid Test currently under development. Additionally, vets … [Read more...]

4 Health Facts Your Dog Wishes You Knew

Ah, the things we learn from our vets. Our dogs at vets. Our dogs at vets because you enter the vet office for one reason and then exit armed with an arsenal of “how did I not know that’s.” Cases in point: FACT: Ticks disguise themselves as lumps on a dog. I know. I saw a lump on Dexter’s head and panicked. “Cancer, a mast cell tumor, oh not, not again.” One very … [Read more...]