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  • Cocker Spaniel Book Breaks Boundaries

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    Tuesday November 25th, 2014 at 10:06 PM


    Dexter in his reading chair.

    My heart beats dog, and if you read this blog on a regular basis, you know that dog is generally a Cocker Spaniel. My whole life I wanted to have a Cocker Spaniel and I wanted to live true to who I really am. One of those two dreams was realized in 1993 when my first Cocker Spaniel entered my life. The being true to who I am happened in 2013 when I shared with the world the reality of my life.Well, now yet another pooch is inspiring people and oh my, this Cocker...

  • Cause for Paws Thanksgiving Day Special

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    Monday November 24th, 2014 at 10:03 PM


    FOXS CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR: Hilary Swank (L) and Jane Lynch (R) will co-host FOXS CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR. Photo Cr: Brian Bowen Smith/FOX

    This Thanksgiving is going to the dogs: From the National Dog Show to the first-of-its-kind, Foxs Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular airing, Thursday, Nov. 27 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. Fidose of Reality has some insider scoop and exclusive red carpet photos from this past weekends gone-to-the-dogs...

  • Stocking Stuffer for Dog Book Lovers

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    Monday November 24th, 2014 at 03:16 PM


    Jackie Bouchard delights with her latest fiction.

    Jackie Bouchard has a gift for getting inside a dogs mind and talking for them. Such is the case with her first book, What the Dog Ate, and here we go again with her second book, Rescue Me: Maybe. This offering is just in time for stocking stuffers for the dog book lovers out there.

    During the holidays, I enjoygiving (and receiving) books and catching up on reading over the break. Over the next two weeks, well be sharing hot reads for cold...

  • Some Dogs are More Prone to ACL Tears Than Others

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    Monday November 24th, 2014 at 11:47 AM


    Is there a genetic and/or familial connection for dogs who tear their ACL? According to veterinary medical research, there are some dogs, breeds, and even a familial component existing with regards to tearing their anterior cruciate ligament. Indeed, some dogs are more prone to ACL tears than others. I know first hand because:

    A) My dog has torn his ACL in both legs within the course of one year;

    B) My dog has had extracapsular repair of both ACL tears within the course of one year;

    C) My dogs...

  • Dog Survives Rare Heart Surgery

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    Thursday November 20th, 2014 at 03:12 PM


    Japanese Chin photo courtesy Deposit Photo.

    How far would you go to save your dogs life. What if no veterinarian in the entire country performed an operation your dog needed to save his or her life? Esme the Japanese Chin was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation in April of 2014 and given a few months to live. His dad, M. Dylan Raskin, spent nearly $32,000 thus far to save his dogs life with a rare heart surgery.

    As of today, November 20, 2014, the dog underwent surgery to repair the...

  • Do Dogs Get Headaches?

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    Wednesday November 19th, 2014 at 11:05 PM


    Can dogs get a headache, and if so, how would we, their human counterparts know they were in pain?

    According to the National Headache Foundation, there are an estimated 45 million human headache sufferers in the United States. I one of those statistics as an adult sufferer of the occasional migraine despite preventative measures taken to stop them. My head hurts, I can tell someone, call a doctor, run a test, and get a diagnosis. Poof, just like that. Not so with dogs.

    Talkin Noggin

    Consider the...

  • How a #RichellPet Pet Gate Saved My Dog’s Life

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    Tuesday November 18th, 2014 at 09:24 PM


    Daring Dexter and his darling Richell Pet Gate.

    There is nothing worse than can happen to a pet parent than the fear that their pet could escape from their home or apartment. As much as I am a super diligent dog mom and someone who prides herself in pet safety and well being, my worst fear was nearly realized.

    Last month, the folks from Richell Pet asked if I would like to review their Premium Plus Freestanding Pet Gate with Door. For the following reasons I wholeheartedly agreed to put this...

  • The Mystery of a Dog Mouth #SmoochYourPooch

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    Monday November 17th, 2014 at 09:22 PM


    Impress your friends on Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy, or in casual conversation with this canine health nugget: A dogs saliva has no enzymes. Ah, the mystery of a dog mouth.

    By now, most savvy dog moms and dads know the importance of brushing a dogs teeth, how it can add years to a poochs life, and how many problems can be prevented and/or detected from establishing a good oral hygiene routine with your dog.

    Human saliva contains enzymes, which means we chew our food and the saliva breaks the food...

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