Safer Ways to Remove Dog Stains and Odors

Dog stains and odors are a fact of life if you share life with a canine. Whether in puppyhood, adolescence, adulthood, or their senior years: dog stains and odors will happen. Thankfully, there are ways to remove those stains and stinks without worrying about toxic products. Since I have a dog who has an affection for finding animal poop and then rolling in it (fun times, I … [Read more...]

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...]

8 Ways to Prevent Dog Boredom Like a Pro #jwpet

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetMate. The opinions and text are all mine. "My dog is bored, do you have any ideas to keep him occupied?" Knowing how to prevent dog boredom is one of the most asked questions we receive here in the Fidose of Reality offices. Of all the lessons dogs have taught me throughout my life, the greatest … [Read more...]

How Can I Train My Dog to Like Car Rides? #GrabTheLeash

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Therabis™. The opinions and text are all mine. My dog hates car rides and he shakes, pants, whines, and is so upset. How can I train my dog to like car rides? I've been traveling with a dog for over 25 years, from sea to shining sea. Fortunately, my dogs have been fans of a car ride; other dog parents are … [Read more...]

Latest Dog Trends in the Pet Industry

We came, we saw, we roamed, we conquered the dog trends. At Global Pet Expo, more than 1,000 companies from around the world showcase the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses. The Show features 13 football fields’ worth of pet products, more than 3,000 product-launches and 150 … [Read more...]

Dog Alternatives to the Cone of Shame

At some point or another in the life of most dogs, a minor to major surgical procedure will take place. The cone of shame is a go-to apparatus for most veterinarians; after all, it’s what they were taught in veterinary school to put on a dog to prevent licking, infection, or otherwise scratching at a wound that needs to heal. Dog alternatives to the cone of shame do … [Read more...]

10 Dog Lover Products To Make Life Easier

Are you a dog lover? Recently, we had the pleasure of attending a pet-welcoming conference geared at pet bloggers and social media influencers. The conference is BlogPaws and the location varies from year to year, much like a game of tennis ball with your pooch. This year, it was located in sunny and oh-so-gorgeous Chandler, Arizona, located near Phoenix. I, along with 500 … [Read more...]

13 Items to Make Dogs Happy and $100 Amazon Giveaway

Dogs ask for nothing more than to be loved, cared for, played with, and fed. There are a lot of ways to make dogs happy. One of the ways we make dogs happy at Fidose of Reality is through the fundraising arm of our blog, which is Wigglebutt Warriors. To date, we've hosted three gala fundraisers and have raised close to $80,000 for dog rescue groups. We've had Wigglebutt … [Read more...]

Products to Help Extend Your Dog’s Life

This post was not paid for, I have no reason to share it other than these products work, and if you love your dog and want him or her to live a long, healthy, happy life, these are the kind of products to use on your dog. Some brands just absolutely "get it" when it comes to making products for dogs that have an impact. They don't deal with nasty ingredients that require a … [Read more...]

Ten Fun Dog Products You Need to Own

One of the coolest parts of being a pet blogger and dog writer is that I discover new products and get to share them with dog lovers of the highest order: YOU! At the BlogPaws Conference in Nashville recently, over 500 pet brands, bloggers, and social media rock stars gathered for the pet industry's original pet blogger conference. Since the conference is pet welcoming, Dexter, … [Read more...]