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Beauty Routines To Share With Your Dog

I admit it: My beauty routines include clipping coupons to save money on shampoo I buy at Target, manicuring my own nails at home, and visiting the Ulta store when I accumulate points to go on a shopping spree. For my dog, however, the sky’s the limit. Why is that? The why is L-O-V-E and the fact that my heart beats dog® means there is no coming back: I’m hooked on dogs! … [Read more...]

Dog Paws are in Danger

Diligent doting dog moms and dads have to put up with an awful lot sometimes. Dog paws are in danger. It’s 2016 and the arrival of the modern canine is here. It irks me to no end, then, that those of us who choose to share our lives with a dog sometimes put up with complete and utter BS from: Folks who also have dogs but consider them property and don’t go a few extra … [Read more...]

Modern Fido Family Photo Contest

We've gone to the dogs as a nation, and Fidose of Reality is here to celebrate today's Modern Fido with our first ever Modern Fido Family Photo Contest. Sixty-five percent of U.S. households, or about 79.7 million families, own a pet, according to the 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). This is up from 56 percent of … [Read more...]

Treat the Feet and Other Dog Paw Problems

I have a paw fetish. I don’t know what it is: from the tip of their nose to the base of their tushes, my heart beats dog.™ There is something about a dog’s paws that pretty much melts me. I love dog’s paws so much that there are two of them permanently tattooed on my outer thigh (more about that another time). Dogs also can develop paw problems. A common myth in among dog … [Read more...]

13 Dog Winter Myths

Are you aware of the many dog winter myths circulating like a winter freeze this time of year? Ah, the perils of winter: snow, slush, sleet, ice, frigid temperatures, and rock-salt laden highways and byways. The human variety can bundle up, slather on some lip balm, protect exposed skin, and venture out into nature’s cold bounty well-prepared. Protecting our feline and … [Read more...]

Just FoR Today: Dog pad and paw safety and care

Just FoR Today. Welcome to a new series we will be running here on Fidose of Reality. If you can do just one thing just FoR today (FoR as in “Fidose of Reality”) to change your dog’s life, how paw-tastic would that be? We’ll be scouring the world of dog news and sharing with Fidose of Reality readers tips to enhance your dog’s life and things to ensure they aren’t a victim … [Read more...]