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  • Mystery of Bad Cook-Good Dog Solved: #WellyTails

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    Sunday October 19th, 2014 at 08:22 PM

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    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by WellyTails and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about WellyTails but Fidose of Reality only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. WellyTails is not responsible for the content of this article.

    How scared do you get as a pet parent who wants to feed a healthy meal to your dog but with all the recalls, scares, and big, long, difficult-to-pronounce words in dog food, it becomes a bit of a mystery!?...

  • How to Stop Dog Grief

    from Fidose of Reality

    Friday October 17th, 2014 at 12:25 PM

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    She stole my heart and never gave it back.

    The worst part of being a dog parent is knowing you will more than likely outlive your dog. There is no magic way to stop dog grief and if you are a pet parent reading this who has lost a dog, it is with great sadness yet openness that I welcome you to this article.

    Carol, you seem so self-assured and were able to get past the loss of your dog. How did you do it?

    That quote serves as inspiration for this blog post. I never got over the loss of my dog....

  • Secrets to Preventing a Dog Urinary Tract Infection

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    Wednesday October 15th, 2014 at 09:50 PM

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    Shes squatting and straining to pee.

    Hes urinating what looks like droplets of blood.

    Nothing sends chills up the spine of a dog parent like that of a urinary tract infection brewing. If youve ever experienced a urinary tract infection, the pain, pressure, and uncomfortable sensation to go yet nothing comes out is simply miserable. We can complain about it; our dogs cannot voice their disdain. So its up to diligent dog moms and dads to stay one step ahead in order to prevent UTIs and if one is...

  • 12 Reasons a Cocker Spaniel Owns Me

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    Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at 09:46 PM

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    Cocker spaniels own my heart. There are at least 12 reasons a Cocker Spaniels own me, but suffice it to say: Im gaga for Cockers. Over the years, I am asked What is it about the Cocker Spaniel that you are drawn to, Carol? And I am eternally stopped in my tracks and pause for thought. Perhaps you have a favorite breed and one that your heart is just drawn to time and again. There is something stirs inside me, right at the pit of my stomach, when a Cocker Spaniel is around. I dont know what...

  • Flash Gift Basket Giveaway For Pet Adoption

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    Monday October 13th, 2014 at 10:06 PM

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    Pet adoption is a topic near and dear to our hearts at Fidose of Reality. In honor of Adopt a Shelter Pet month, many companies, blogs, and businesses are celebrating, and that includes us! Dog lovers of the highest order, its time to unite in joy with this announcement.

    The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge Winners were announced recently.Over the course of five years of spirited competition, Challengers worked to save more than 282,000 animals. Whats this mean? Well, in 2014 alone, 50...

  • My Dog Stopped Me From Winning $25K

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    Monday October 13th, 2014 at 11:30 AM

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    I love my dog: Nod in agreement if you feel the same way about your dog. I love my dog so much that he stopped me from winning $25,000 dollars. Heres the scoop.

    While the Cat Was Away

    While at the Women in the Pet Industry Conference in Portland, Oregon, this past August, my wife posted the aboveas a Facebook status.

    What ensued was a weekend of hilarity and my cooking failure and nightmare stories. While there are many things I can do, cooking is not one of them. Its not that I am unable to...

  • 7 Dog Myths That Lead to Mayhem

    from Fidose of Reality

    Friday October 10th, 2014 at 10:36 AM

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    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 Hes Cute

    Fact: Well, not always. I recall a dog trainer friend asking me one time if I liked strangers to hug me without warning. Apparently, dogs dont like it very much either. Ive gone so far as to ask someone if I can pet their dog or if he...

  • Dog Apparel for Humans Makes a Mark

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    Tuesday October 7th, 2014 at 11:14 AM

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    Canine models and their human counterparts with Anthony Rubio.

    Bark is the new black, and on Saturday night in New York, the canine couturier took his fashions to the next level, as dogs pranced across the catwalk. Dog apparel for humans is making its mark!

    Designer dog clothes are here to stay. The growing focus from a marketing and media perspective on the human-animal bond also continues to attract niche sectors usually targeted at people. From dog booties to Swarovski crystal-laden...

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