How To Create a DIY Dog Health Gift Basket

Back in the day I had this crazy notion that I was going to open my own gift basket company. Fast forward to today and I realize that's exactly what that idea was: crazy. I do, however, love to do gift baskets and prizes for fundraisers, to donate to rescues, animal shelters, and also to gift to dog friends and during the holiday season. Anyone who knows me knows I am not … [Read more...]

Top 12 Dangers of Traveling With Dogs By Car

We love taking road trips with our dog. In the 25 years my spouse and I have been together, we've taken dogs on every single one of our road trips. As a dog writer, I've also collected a detailed list of the dangers of traveling with dogs by car. The bad news is these dangers are a threat to your dog's overall well being, safety, and life. The good news is this post will show … [Read more...]

How I Cured 4 Common Dog Health Problems

I’ve got a few strikes against me by being the proud parent of a Cocker Spaniel. I know that dog health problems are inevitable, but since my dog has floppy ears, thick jowls, more sebaceous oil in his skin than most breeds, is more prone to skin itchiness, and tends to have lumps and bumps, doing frequent touches and once overs is crucial in keeping him healthy. As the … [Read more...]

Results of Six Week Test With Dog Probiotics

We came, we saw, we dropped: Dropped as in Probonix droplets onto our dog's food and Women's Probonix probiotic into our daily regimen. If you are considering adding dog probiotics to your pup's diet, here's our results after a six-week trial run. We learned a lot, saw some interesting results, and the females of the family joined in the test.   What to Know … [Read more...]

How I Strengthen My Dog’s Immune System and So Can You

When a harsh dose of reality in the form of a threat to my dog's immune system reared its ugly head, my dog mom 'fight back ' mode instinctively kicked in. Rather than giving into a nasty immune system disease, here's how I learned to strengthen my dog's immune system and so can you. Canine Immune System 101: Just The Facts A dog's immune system acts as a gatekeeper for … [Read more...]

How to Potty Train an Adult Dog

If you've landed on this article, your adult dog is likely peeing in the house. You want to know how to potty train an adult dog. There are many reasons why dogs pee in the house as they age. Whether your dog is marking his spot in your bed, peeing or marking on rugs, randomly relieving himself inside, or you just adopted an adult dog and he needs re-training, this is the blog … [Read more...]

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...]