Ten Lies Told By Dog Food Makers

Smart marketing is one of the basic tenets of any industry. In the case of the dog food industry, it’s all about caveat paw emptor: pet parent buyer beware. Working in the pet industry for close to a decade, there are things I’ve learned that every dog parent should know about dog food labels. Turn that bag, can, or container around, ignore the dog running through a field at … [Read more...]

What Dog Food Is Best For My Dog?

If you are fussy about the food your dog eats, this is the blog post for you. I will always tell my readers that the best dog food for your dog is the one that works best for them. If you have no idea what food that is, we can help. Take a peek at these pictures. The one on the left is kibble, while the one on the right is a fresh food diet. Which would you rather eat daily? … [Read more...]

Dog Lover Backstage Pass Exclusive With Dr. Harvey’s

As a dog mom, dog writer, and dog lover of the highest order, we have access to thousands of dog products. We get asked to do product reviews, share social news, and try new products to hit the marketplace. We say yes to those brands we believe in, use, trust, and recommend to our friends, family, and Fidose of Reality followers. “How would you like to come out for a visit … [Read more...]

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...]