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Why I Don’t Cook for My Dog and a $300 Gift Card Giveaway #InspiredbyCrafted

  I love my dog so much that I don’t cook for him. The reason I don’t cook for my dog is because I am more adept at writing and helping dogs in need than I ever will be at cooking. In fact, my dog might have acquired my cooking skills, see? Keep reading and stay tuned for a $300 gift card giveaway, too. When the folks at Hill’s asked if I wanted to try their … [Read more...]

Limited Ingredient Dog Food for Dogs with Sensitivities Debuts

One of the most popular questions we are asked at Fidose of Reality is what sort of food to feed a dog. Remember the great dog food scare a few years ago? Dog parents became more diligent about what they feed their precious canine family members as a result. Last week, we attended the pet industry’s only conference dedicated exclusively to pet bloggers and lifestyle bloggers … [Read more...]

The Best Dog Food to Feed a Dog

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is "What do you feed your dog?"  I cannot cook and if you follow my blog, you know that the Food Network wanted me to be on their television show, Worst Cooks in America. I turned it down because I didn't want to leave my dog (and spouse BOL) for such a long period of time.  The best dog food to feed a dog is the one that … [Read more...]

My Dog Deserves Better Than This #InspiredByCrafted

I cannot cook to save myself. I want my family, dog included, to dine on a meal that looks palatable, tastes great, and inspires them to ask for more—you know, flipping the bowl upside down and silently demanding seconds. I am not that girl. I won’t be preparing a finely orchestrated meal, complete with all the trimmings. I am not an artisanal style cook, as is very hip and … [Read more...]

Creative Dog Games with Kibble #InspiredByCrafted

I am the world's worst cook. Seriously, I am one of the worst cooks in the world, and long-time readers of this blog know all too well about my culinary misgivings. I am so bad that the folks at The Food Network wanted me to appear as a contestant on their popular television show, Worst Cooks in America (click here to read why I said no).  Just because I lack cooking expertise … [Read more...]

Feel Good News Thanks to Halo Pets and PetSmart Canada

Weekends are a time for “Mommy and Me” with my dog and my spouse. We take Dexter to his favorite retail store, PetSmart, where we mingle with other dogs, get our retail therapy fix, and we leave with supplies and toys along with a few goodies for friends’ dogs and the local shelter from time to time. So when I read about dogs who are less fortunate, I count my blessings for … [Read more...]

8 Secrets Before Buying Dog Food from the Veterinarian

Can you really trust a veterinarian when it comes to providing your dog with food? The dilemma crossed my path many years ago when a friend’s dog was diagnosed with irritable bowel disease. The dog, an active and energetic then 6-year-old mixed breed had a history of vomiting and diarrhea, particularly within hours of eating. Only after trial and error, changing foods, and … [Read more...]

Dog Food Protein Decoded for Pet Parents

Puppies, adult dogs, and seniors have different dog food protein needs. Years ago, you fed your new pooch what came out of a bag marked "puppy food" and at the ripe age of one year, most dog parents switched over to adult dog food. Times have changed and we now that one size does not fit all when it comes to dog food. Protein is a building block essential to all dogs at all … [Read more...]

Mystery of Bad Cook-Good Dog Solved: #WellyTails

 Disclosure: This post is sponsored by WellyTails and the BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about WellyTails but Fidose of Reality only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. WellyTails is not responsible for the content of this article. How scared do you get as a pet parent who wants to feed a healthy meal … [Read more...]

Six Questions Your Dog’s Vet Should Be Asking

I’ve always been good at asking questions. It’s part of the reason I became a writer and work in PR and social media. I like to ask the questions for which I may not have the answers. Veterinarians need to be asking certain questions, too. Imagine my elation when my dog’s veterinarian, upon first meeting, had questions for me. A sigh of relief washed over me, and I am certain … [Read more...]