Hero Dogs Every Dog Lover Should Know

Hero dogs give so much of themselves, and they ask for so little in return. In that respect, ALL dogs are hero dogs to love us so freely without regard for gender, color, or any other human-based discrimination. Here are some hero dogs every dog lover should know. After reading about these committed canines, give your own pups a pat on the head and an extra biscuit … [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...]

Help If Your Dog Won’t Eat His Dog Food #WeBelieveinNB

One of the most frustrating and concerning things a dog parent can experience is that moment when their dog simply refuses his dog food. I’ve been down this road, and my previous Cocker Spaniel was by far the most finicky dog I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my life. Getting my dog to eat a high quality food which allowed for healthy digestion while pleasing her palate is … [Read more...]

How to Determine the Quality of Dog Food #WeBelieveinNB

Dog food shopping is a very personal decision; after all, aisle upon aisle in pet supply stores are stocked full of kibble, cans, and everything in between for today's modern dog parent. We enter into very few relationships with dog food brands here at Fidose of Reality unless we feel confident in sharing that food with our readers. When folks at Natural Balance® asked if we … [Read more...]

I Want My Dog To Live Longer

Of all the questions that we receive, how to help a dog live a longer life is among the most frequently asked questions. As a mom whose heart truly beats dog, I have this share this sentiment and want my dog to live as long as humanly possible. A wise person once wrote that the short life span of a dog is perhaps his or her only fault. I don't give a fig what a non-scientific … [Read more...]

Baby Joey is the #BestDogEver with Merrick Classic

a Some dogs simply deserve the title of #BestDogEver. We all have a dog that could wear that label, but Baby Joey deserves the title more than anything. Baby Joey was found as a puppy with nearly both of his rear paws chopped off: By an unspeakable monster. Instead of focusing on his nightmare past, Fidose of Reality is taking the lead from this pistol of a pooch: Forge … [Read more...]

How Do Dog Show Dogs Stay So Healthy

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is full of secrets: So Fidose of Reality visited the 140th edition of this second longest continuously held sporting event in this country, just one year behind the Kentucky Derby. Many of the folks who breed, own, handle, and groom the dogs have things to offer that many reporters skip over. I wondered how dog show dogs stay healthy. I … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Dog Food

Your dog needs to eat. The pet industry is a multi billion dollar one, and among the heavy hitters in this sector are the dog food manufacturers. One of the most frequently asked questions is how to choose the right dog food. It really depends on your definition of right. Like people, dogs have different nutritional needs. What works for some dogs may not work for others. … [Read more...]

Which Food Should I Feed My Dog #NaturalBalance

As a long-time dog writer and blogger, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “Which food should I feed my dog?” My answer has evolved with time because as a pet parent and educator, I know better, so I do better, and I impart this information on to you, dedicated dog moms and dog dads. The best food to feed your dog is the one that works for him or her. … [Read more...]

Canine Holiday Tale of Less is More With #NaturalBalance

When we give, we receive so much in return. I imagine if my dog could actually talk, he really would be the type of pooch to say something like that. He is a loving, giving, non-confrontational type of dog and the inspiration for this canine holiday tale. Cozy up with your favorite warm beverage, kick back and relax, and read through the story of Less is More.   'Twas … [Read more...]