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How To Clean A Dog’s Teeth Without Brushing

Let’s face it: Some dogs are nearly impossible for teeth brushing. Fortunately, it is possible to clean a dog’s teeth without brushing so your pooch isn’t stressed out. Dogs, like people, live with a whole lot of bacteria in their mouths. Without taking care of a dog’s teeth and gums, bacteria finds its way into the bloodstream and ultimately,  a dog’s organs.  Not … [Read more...]

Here’s How Fish Oil For Dogs Can Help Your Pooch

When is the last time you saw an online ad or had someone tell you that fish oil for dogs is the next big thing? I mean, do dogs really need all those fancy vitamin and supplement mixes and additives that seem to be dominating the pet industry these days? Yes and no. High atop our list of supplements our dog gets on a daily basis is fish oil. Here’s the catch: not all fish … [Read more...]

Easy Ways To Save Money On Dog Prescriptions

Anytime I can save money and get pet meds for less, I share that news with our audience of dog lovers. Dog prescriptions can be costly, especially if your dog has to take the medication regularly. I know because it happened to my pooch, Dexter, when he was diagnosed with an immune system disease called IMT. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about discount pet medication, … [Read more...]

How To Relieve Arthritis Pain With Cold Laser Therapy For Dogs

The reality of cold laser therapy for dogs is something I know a lot about. My Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, tore both of his ACLs (anterior cruciate ligament) within one year of each other. We tried conservative management including a custom knee brace and laser therapy for dogs at a rehabilitation center. Despite our best efforts to prevent his ACL partial tear from advancing to … [Read more...]

What Kind Of Worms Can Dogs Get?

When one member of my Facebook group, Club Cocker, asked me "what kind of worms can dogs get," I began researching. When several members asked the same question over two months’ time, I knew others would benefit from a discussion on dogs and worms. Parasites and worms love to find a host to call home. At some point in most dogs’ lives, they will get infected with worms. … [Read more...]

Healthy Dog Contest To Win A Monthly Box From Dr. Harvey’s

Welcome to the Fidose of Reality Healthy Dog Contest To Win A Monthly Box From Dr. Harvey's. It's easy, fun, and your dog reaps the benefits.  My heart beats dog® and if yours does, too, then we invite you to celebrate healthy dogs.  We want to hear about your healthy dogs and reward one lucky winner in the USA each month with a $35 box of goodies from our … [Read more...]

Why I Started Giving My Dog CBD Whole Hemp Oil

If something could help my dog's anxiety, arthritis, and lipomas, I certainly want to know more about it. That's been the journey I've taken over the last several years with CBD research. Why I started giving my dog CBD whole hemp oil might be surprising to some, but as always I share my dog's health adventures on this blog.  A ton of information exists about CBD and … [Read more...]

Secrets From People Whose Dogs Live Longer Lives

One of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received over the years is how to help dogs live longer lives. Amazingly, when I typed “how to help a dog live longer” into Google to prepare for this post, this was one of the first “people also ask questions:” That’s right, how do I make my dog live forever? In a perfect world, your dog would draw his or her last breath … [Read more...]

How Watching DOGTV Calmed My Dog’s Anxiety

I have tried everything from A to Z to calm my dog's anxiety, and we are presently trying CBD oil that we plan to discuss in a future post. My dog's situational anxiety started when he was just a year or two old after some kids on bikes tossed fireworks at him on the fourth of July. I wish I could go back in time, but the damage has been done.  The folks at DOGTV asked … [Read more...]

Safer Non-Chemical Flea And Tick Prevention 2019 Edition

It's that time of the year: when more dogs are getting outside because the temperatures are more cooperative. It also means it's flea and tick prevention season. If I can't use it on my own body, then I don't allow my dog to be exposed to it. I am talking about dangerous chemical flea and tick preventatives. There are safer, non-chemical alternatives to chemical safeguards … [Read more...]