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...]

The Bewitching Powers and Dangers of Pumpkin for Dogs

Behold the pumpkin: It's a seasonal treat and a year-round staple for many folks, but there are both powers and dangers of pumpkin for dogs. Here, we dispel some myths, go inside the great pumpkin, and share a Fi-dose of Reality when it comes to dogs and pumpkin consumption. Pumpkin: Canned or Real Deal? Do not give your dog sugary, spicy pie filling. Pumpkin that is … [Read more...]

Dog Water Dangers No One Talks About

There’s something lurking in the water and that something could potentially kill your dog. We’ve all heard of drowning dangers and the dangers of dogs not consuming enough water. There are, however, some dangers and misconceptions floating around the Web about dog water dangers. Let us splash a FiDOSE of Reality over these dog dangers, tell you how to avoid them, and clear … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Super Bowl Game Day for Dogs

The big game is coming! Regardless of what team you are cheering for or if you are into football or not…there are ways your pooches can celebrate the pigskin in a safe, fun, and enjoyable way. Fidose of Reality proudly presents your down by down play book for the Ultimate Super Bowl Game Day for Dogs!! Penalties: Things NOT To Do With Dogs Around Noise: If you are having … [Read more...]

Seven Summer Safety Tips Dogs Wish You Knew

The fourth of July is a time of fun, enjoyment, celebration, and unfortunately, fireworks. If you are a dog parent whose dog is unaffected by the bombs bursting in air, rejoice! Millions of dogs are petrified of loud sounds and the fourth of July only adds to their misery. Here are seven summer safety tips to keep in mind and share this time of year (and all summer … [Read more...]

Dangers of Buying Online Dog Medications

Fake prescriptions and ordering medicines for your dog online: Should you or shouldn’t you? According to the 2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 68 percent of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 82.5 million homes. In 2013, $55.72 billion was spent on our pets in the United States. In 2014, that number exceeded $58 billion. Of that over $58 billion, over $22 … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a Dog With Irritable Bowel Disease: Part Two of Five

Irritable Bowel Disease is manageable, but can be complicated to treat, sometimes leads to secondary gastrointestinal issues, and there are dogs who lose their lives to IBD-related issues. I am a dog mom who lost her one-week-shy of 15 years old Cocker Spaniel to IBD back in 2008. This is part two of a five-part series related to our dog’s journey with IBD in an effort to … [Read more...]

Dogs are Victims of Domestic Abuse

I remember with bone-chilling recall the interview I did with a woman who called herself Shelly. Shelley Lovett* went to the animal shelter with her husband to rescue a dog. Little did she know, the dog she would adopt ended up rescuing and empowering her to take life and leash into her own hands. What makes Shelley so different from millions of others who feel rescued and … [Read more...]

Fidose of Reality is Going to Health

Fidose of Reality is going to health! We asked you, our loyal readers, what topics you are most interested in reading more about in the dog world, and your voices are loud and clear: Dog health and wellness that tells the truth! The words “fido” and “reality” are in our title, Fidose of Reality, so it makes perfect sense to embrace who we truly are: A health and wellness … [Read more...]

Preventing 9 Little Known Dog Poison Emergencies: Fall Edition

Tis the season, falling leaves, and dangers lurking everywhere. With the holidays upon us, there are clear and present dangers to our dogs: We all know about lighted candles, chocolate, mistletoe, and Xylitol by now. But what about the lesser-known dog poison emergencies that rear their ugly heads throughout the fall season? Here's a dog poison prevention guide to fall safety: … [Read more...]