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Fab 5 Fidose of Reality Doggie Bag Items

Wish you could find out some cool things for dogs but not sure where to go, who to talk to, if anyone has heard of them? Enter Fidose of Reality. We’ll be regularly showcasing items for dogs that are pretty cool, fun, helpful and worth you nosing into. Here are some of the items in our doggie bag.

Itchy paws: Now and again, Dexter has itchy paws. Change of food, new shampoo and an occasional antihistamine from the vet quells his itchiness. For the paw-gnawing-I-can’t-stop mom kind of days, DERMagic’s Skin Rescue Lotion applied topically to his skin nips the bite in the bud. Costs $14.95 for 4 ounces, and a little goes a long way. I’m not alone in this experience.

Smelly ears: Got a dog with dangly ears? The floppy kind that tend to pick up everything but spare change? Me, too. Until Dexter’s vet introduced us to DermaPet MalAcetic Otic. Applied once weekly into the dog’s ears and then swished around gently with fingertips, this all-natural, hypo-allergenic solution has meant not one ear infection in my Dexter nor my previous little girl. Purchased through the vet, but also available online for about $20.00.

Just in Case: As a long-time carrier of a mini first aid kit for pets, I loved this find: Pet Clot Stops Bleeding Fast for external use. If your dog is ever wounded, cut, and/or bleeds, this is a life-saver. From the makers of QuikClot hemostatic clotting bag Z-Medic, this is a must have for the “just-in-case” moments. Applied with pressure to the bleeding, this is a sterile staple in our bag. About $17.

Paw Protection: Musher’s Secret is a barrier, food-grade wax for dog paws/pads that acts as an invisible boot. Developed in Canada for sledding dogs, apply a thin coat on pads and between toes, weekly. It dries in seconds and does not stain, is nontoxic, non-allergenic and ranges from $12-$20 depending on size. Good on hot pavement, sand and sand burn, snow and ice, salt and chemicals. Booties be gone, Musher’s to the rescue!

Smelly jowls: Lip fold dermatitis. That was Dexter’s diagnosis last summer when a foul-mouth revealed itself. As a daily tooth brusher of my canine’s canines, I was dismayed that I was unable to eliminate this odor. Apparently the folds of some dog’s jowls pool with saliva and a gross-smelling aroma results. As part of regular maintenance to keep this away, Mal-a-Ket wipes have saved the day. The small part of a dog’s mouth where the fold meets the lip is where these are wiped, being cautious not to get this into their actual oral cavity. At $10 bucks, an inexpensive way to avoid a vet visit and foul smell.

And that’s what’s in my bag!

P.S. I receive no compensation nor freebies for sharing these product updates. They worked for me, continue to do so, and we are just sharing the word.


  1. Ellen says

    Terrific finds. I use Musher’s Secret, too, and it is everything you said. I don’t leave home without Mushers on my dog! It has saved her feet the entire summer on the hot, hot, hot pavement. Now I’m going to buy the pet clot you recommend because that really sounds like a life saver if you’re ever in a situation when you need to stop excessive bleeding. Thanks for the tips.

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