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7 Dog Myths That Lead to Mayhem

Why is it that dogs are often at fault and take the blame for human ignorance and/or error? There are some commonly held dog myths that are simply old wives tales, urban legend, or perhaps a combination of both. Here are seven:Myth: Petting a Dog Because He’s CuteFact: Well, not always. I recall a dog trainer friend asking me one time if I liked strangers to hug me … [Read more...]

Seven Dog Myth Busters Courtesy Science

Science proving what dog lovers of the highest order have known for years is always a good thing. Dogs understand human behavior better than most people believe and “science” being able to prove this is a win-win for dogs in general.Here are seven dog myth busters that science has debunked:Myth: Dogs cannot feel emotions and feelings in the same way as … [Read more...]

Six Questions Your Dog’s Vet Should Be Asking

I’ve always been good at asking questions. It’s part of the reason I became a writer and work in PR and social media. I like to ask the questions for which I may not have the answers. Veterinarians need to be asking certain questions, too. Imagine my elation when my dog’s veterinarian, upon first meeting, had questions for me. A sigh of relief washed over me, and I am certain … [Read more...]

Seven Dog Myths That Lead to Mishaps

Why is it that dogs are often at fault and take the blame for human error? There are some commonly held myths that are simply old wives tales, urban legend, or perhaps a combination of both. Fidose of Reality presents seven dog myths that lead to mishaps:Myth: Petting a Dog Because He’s CuteFact: Well, not always. I recall a dog trainer friend asking me one time if I … [Read more...]

The Truth About Brushing a Dog’s Teeth

Do you keep your dog's teeth clean? Is it a real pain in the butt to do so? I mean, it takes time, a smaller toothbrush, special toothpaste, getting the dog used to it, and then what if the dog puts up a fuss or fight? I mean, why bother: It's work, right? The truth about brushing a dog's teeth is that is it easy peasy.Imagine now, your dog on death's doorstep, and if you … [Read more...]

The Truth About Dog Dental Health

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and Fidose of Reality aims to give you the reality - the truth - and what you need to know. We will spare you the "do it or else" mantras and the "if you don't brush your dog's teeth, health problems are highly likely...or worse." Both of those are true, but let us break it down for you slide by slide, fact by fact, and the hands-on … [Read more...]

Just FoR Today: Do I really need to brush my dog’s teeth?

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've  been  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 of things like dog food scares, treat recalls, etc.  If you tell yourself, "I can … [Read more...]