10 Hidden Warm Weather Dangers for Dogs

Warm weather means more outdoor time for dogs. It also means dangers for dogs. Don't let hidden warm weather dangers lurking in the shadows ruin the time spent enjoying the great outdoors with your dog. Aside from the higher temperatures, there are a whole host of indoor warm weather issues that pose a danger to dogs. From toxins to insect bites, and chemical free ways to enjoy … [Read more...]

Join the Fidose of Reality Dog Birthday Club and Giveaway

Welcome to the Fidose of Reality Dog Birthday Club and Giveaway! My heart beats dog® and if yours does, too, then we invite you to celebrate your dog's birthday or gotcha day with us! Dogs celebrate life all year long, and this is your op-paw-tunity, as dog parents, to celebrate the day a dog(s) entered your life. Every party has to have goodies and giveaways, and Fidose … [Read more...]

Should My Dog Take Probiotics?

We geek out over health and wellness topics for dogs. I’ve been wanting to research the efficacy of probiotics on dogs and if my dog should actually take probiotics. Type in ‘dog probiotics’ into your favorite search engine. I am dizzy just looking at the pages and pages of results from companies claiming their probiotic is exactly what my dog needs to have a balanced … [Read more...]

Help for Dogs with a Heart Murmur

My heart beats dog™ and after my dog was diagnosed with a heart murmur, that rhythm went a bit out of sync but never stopped. If you are looking for information about dogs with a heart murmur and how to help them, that is the focus of this article. First and foremost, a heart murmur in a dog is not a death sentence. As a lifelong dog mom and dog parent to two Cocker Spaniels … [Read more...]

Dog Winter Safety Check List

Do you have a dog winter safety check list handy? We do! Dogs are more resistant to cold weather because of their fur, right? WRONG!!!!! With terms like bomb cyclone infiltrating news feeds, dog moms and dog dads wonder how to keep dogs warm in cold temperatures. Thankfully, we have over two decades experience on this topic AND we’ve put some products and theories to the … [Read more...]

How to Help a Dog With Pancreatitis

How could my dog possibly have pancreatitis? He is 9 years young, receives incredible care, and yet here I am scouring the Internet to learn how to help a dog with pancreatitis. My Cocker Spaniel has had two bouts of acute pancreatitis in the last 60 days as of this writing, and we hope it stays away. Our previous Cocker Spaniel had one bout of acute pancreatitis in her nearly … [Read more...]

Last Minute Health Wellness Gifts for Dogs

Ask any dog lover what they want most for their dog and the majority of us will say, "health and wellness." We want our dogs to live as long as possible, so wellness gifts for dogs is something every dog parent can use. Luckily, you've stumbled onto this blog post to do some shopping for the holidays or anytime...if good health is on your dog's wish list or that of a dog … [Read more...]

How to Give Your Dog a Pill

Despite a lifetime of being a dedicated dog mom, one of my biggest tasks to perform is that of giving my dog a pill. If you know how to give your dog a pill without upsetting the dog or fretting over the process yourself, more power to you and we applaud you. If, however, you experience dread at the thought of how to get a pill into your dog without 25 pieces of ham or cream … [Read more...]

Help for Dogs Fighting IMT Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia

This is the blog post I dread writing. I always knew that Cocker Spaniels, more so than most other breeds, are extra prone to IMT, immune mediated thrombocytopenia. This blog post will serve as a journal of my dog's battle to fight IMT, what we are experiencing, his journey, and hopefully this diary-style blog post will help answer questions about this disease and how it may … [Read more...]

How to Clip Dog Nails at Home

For over the last quarter of a century, dog nails was a task handled by my dog's groomer. I always wanted to learn how to clip dog nails at home, but there's that fear that the dog would squirm, I'd cut the nail and the quick would bleed, hence a veterinary emergency room visit. If you really have your heart set on learning to clip dog nails at home and are willing to put in … [Read more...]