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Fidose Dog Lover Question of the Week: Answer to Win

  Fidose of Reality is proud to announce a new feature here on the magazine-style dog blog: Reader Question of the Week. It's easy, fun, you get to know other Fidose of Reality fans, and each month one lucky respondent will receive a Fidose of Reality prize pack! Simply answer the Fidose of Reality Question of the Week. Everyone who replies here on the blog for the selected … [Read more...]

Dog lovers magazine blog gets a makeover

Fidose of Reality, a canine-centric online magazine style dog blog where dog lovers of the highest order unite, recently celebrated its 15-month anniversary. Though I've been a writer for more years than I can count, having a place where fellow dog lovers can find off the beaten path news, real life advice affecting today's pet parents is one of my treasured joys. Now, Fidose … [Read more...]

Dog News Headlines You Might Have Missed

Dog news makes headlines all week long, and there are "off the beaten path" stories that Fidose of Reality sniffs out that you might have missed. Each week we're highlighting some of the things going on with dogs you might have overlooked...until now. Here are some of this week's Fidose of Reality dog news headlines: Police Dogs Will Be Featured in New Reality Show on National … [Read more...]

What Are The Top Ten Most Expensive Pets?

The most expensive pets in the world in terms of cost: Interesting thought to ponder on a Friday. Did you know that there is more than 1 pet per 2 people in America? About 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equals to 72.9 million pet owning homes with about 377.4 million pets. For most pet owners, their furry friends are family members who deserve the best life they could … [Read more...]

Breaking News on Dre the Pit Bull

"Here we go again. Have we learned nothing from the death of Lennox, the tragic eradication of a once healthy, thriving dog in Northern Ireland? I cringe when I think about the mindset of the Belfast City Council, the powers who extinguished a light as bright as Lennox in the name of ignorance and hate. And here we go again." Dre is an innocent pit bull mix in danger of being … [Read more...]

Want To Visit Animal Cafe?

Pet businesses that give back, do something in the name of dog, for dogs, and truly have a heart that beats dog (the Fidose of Reality mantra), make us wag, perk our head sideways and wonder what's it all about. Case in point: Animal Cafe. Have you heard of Animal Cafe? Doesn't it sound like the perfect place to sit and have a cup of coffee (or tea) and have your canine … [Read more...]

Should Dogs Wear Clothes?

What are your thoughts about dogs wearing clothes? Should dogs don couture in the name of good looks alone or should clothing only serve a warming function? Do you dress your dog up? What do you tell people who think it's ridiculous that dogs wear clothes? I wondered, too, so like any good journalist, I wrote about it for Dogster and talked to  those in dog fashion and even at … [Read more...]

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Bret Michaels Pets Rock Swag for Dogs

CONTEST IS CLOSED - THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED - KEEP WATCHING FOR MORE CONTEST SWAG AND FUN! In honor of summer, we’re giving dog parents an opportunity to rock out and win merchandise from the Bret Michaels Pets Rock collection from PetSmart. If your Cocker is a Rocker or your Mutt likes to strut, here’s your opportunity to win dog swag from the Bret Michaels Pets Rock … [Read more...]

Fidose Attends Most Expensive Dog Wedding in History

Has your pet ever been in a wedding? Has your dog ever attended a wedding? We now can cross "attending the world's most expensive dog wedding" off our bucket list, as Dexter and I had a front row (and paw) seat for the gal event. Knowing that the event's donations and dollars earned will be donated to The Humane Society of New York is icing on the cake, "paw-don" the pun. My … [Read more...]

How to Prevent A Dog Bite

The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. It's summer time, more dogs are outside, and more people are interacting with dogs as it's the social time of year. So how can you prevent a dog bite and help educate others to do the same? Like this. Always ask the dog’s guardian for permission before approaching and … [Read more...]