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  • The Everything Guide to Dog ACL Injuries

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday March 26th, 2015 at 02:54 PM

    I say this is the everything guide to dog ACL injuries because what you are about to read, see, and links included represent years of actual experience with this issue x2 and a variety of treatment modalities with eventual surgeries.

    I know all too well about canine knee injuries: In the past two years, my dog has ruptured both ACLs (anterior cruciate ligaments) in his legs. After trying conservative management, including a custom orthotic knee brace, cold laser therapy, limited mobility aka...

  • New Pose a Pet App Saves Lives and Gives Money Away

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday March 23rd, 2015 at 09:23 PM

    How many times did you see your dog doing something cute, try to snap a photo really quick, but it ends up looking like this?

    Uh Dex, over here, hon.

    How cool would it be to have an app on your phone that uses the same sounds professional pet photographers use to pose a pet?

    Dex looking at the Pose-a-Pet app.

    So thats the really cool part about the new Pose-a-Pet app: You can get your pet to take professional-looking images without having to trek down to a studio, fork over gobs of money, and...

  • 8 Secrets Before Buying Dog Food from the Veterinarian

    from Fidose of Reality

    Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 09:05 PM

    Can you really trust a veterinarian when it comes to providing your dog with food? The dilemma crossed my path many years ago when a friends dog was diagnosed with irritable bowel disease. The dog, an active and energetic then 6-year-old mixed breed had a history of vomiting and diarrhea, particularly within hours of eating. Only after trial and error, changing foods, and experimenting with what did and did not work, the dog ended up at a veterinary clinic with a diagnosis of irritable bowel...

  • Dog World is Breeding Ground for Catfish

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday March 19th, 2015 at 09:05 AM

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    The dog world is a breeding ground for catfish.

    According to UrbanDictionary.com, catfishing is, The phenomenon of internet predators that fabricate online identities and entire social circles to trick people into emotional/romantic relationships. It also applies to the pet world, too.

    Its 2015 and the Internet is not a crazy temporary fad early naysayers predicated. Lying, however, is a tale as old as time. People lie about all sorts of things, from age to height to weight and even appearance....

  • Wigglebutt Warriors Presents Wigglebutts Uncorked

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday March 17th, 2015 at 06:14 AM

    Were baaaaaaaaaaack!

    The Wigglebutt Warriors return for a command performance and an attempt to up the bark with a brand new gala filled with fun, dogs, celebrating, and most of all fundraising for dogs in need!!!!! And YOU are invited.

    In 2013, Wigglebutt Warriors hosted a Wigglebutt Wedding.

    In 2014, we took a whole new direction under new leadership and hosted Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof.

    Where Do We Go From Here?

    Wigglebutt Warriors proudly presents:

    DETAILS

    Where: Brotherhood Winery: Americas...

  • Why LGBT Dog Parents Need That Piece of Paper

    from Fidose of Reality

    Sunday March 15th, 2015 at 09:56 PM

    Does it really matter if you are married? I mean everybody knows you are together and you love each other, so who cares about a piece of paper?

    These are the words said directly to my face recently by someone who shall remain nameless. I dont want to embarrass said person on this blog but I also believe nameless is not alone in this conclusion.

    A piece of paper holds a lot of weight, especially when that piece of paper is a legal marriage license.

    This blog is about the health and wellness of...

  • My Afternoon with Oogy

    from Fidose of Reality

    Wednesday March 11th, 2015 at 09:12 PM

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    A candid moment of Larry and Oogy I captured in 2011.

    According to his dog dad, Larry Levin, Oogy was a dog only his family could love.

    I found this so very much not to be true, as adult after child, toddler followed by senior citizen, lined up to pat Oogy, meet his dog dad, catch a photo, and hopefully, learn about breed bias.

    For those unfamiliar with this rags-to-riches canine hero, Oogy entered the life of Larry Levin and his family in 2002 as a puppy. Through a chance encounter at the...

  • What Do Wine and Dogs Have in Common

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday March 10th, 2015 at 08:53 PM

    What do wine and dogs have in common? Well, does curling up with your dog, a good book, and a glass of your favorite beverage sound appealing? What if that glass was custom painted with your dogs likeness, like this:

    I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to dogs, and especially my dog. Fidose of Reality is a health and wellness dog blog, and that means sharing products to for overall happiness of dog moms and dads.

    The above glass was masterfully painted by Debbie Sampson. I first...

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