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  • 20 Dogs Who Labor for Labor Day

    from Fidose of Reality

    Friday August 29th, 2014 at 12:04 PM


    Labor Day weekend is here, so with a long weekend ahead, we are dedicating this blog post to dogs who labor, er, at least who labor with carts, in, around, or utilizing carts in some capacity. Weve got 20 dogs who prove they can labor for Labor Day!

    When Jen DeHaan and I launched our #DogsWithCarts idea, we had no idea the reaction it would garner. To paraphrase Sally Fields, you like us, you really like us. (those younger than I, please Google that reference).

    So here are 20 dogs who labor...

  • Could Your Dog Have Panniculitis?

    from Fidose of Reality

    Wednesday August 27th, 2014 at 09:43 PM


    In an ongoing effort to share real news from real dog parents in order to help Fidose of Reality readers, today we proudly present a true story of a life-threatening illness that plagued Thurmie, the Dachshund of Devri King of Kansas. Here, in her own words and pictures, Devri shares the tale of Thurmies panniculitis diagnosis.

    In early April of this year, I noticed a large lump on my dogs cheek. I immediately took him to our vet. It was identified as an abscess, and he was running a...

  • Miracle Multi-Use Product for Dogs

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday August 26th, 2014 at 09:34 PM


    Every now and then a pet product comes along that stops us in our tracks. When something is functional, affordable, adorable, and makes us say, Why didnt we think of that, this is something we want to share with Fidose of Reality dog lovers of the highest order. Weve discovered a miracle product for dogs.

    Our Puppy Relations Manager, Dexter, has undergone two leg surgeries in the past year. Both times, on discharged, an E-collar aka cone was given to us with orders for Dexter to wear it in his...

  • Cat Mom Needs Dog Help for #NationalDogDay

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday August 26th, 2014 at 12:53 PM


    Can each of you give $5 today because you love dogs and want to help a pooch in need?Pet lovers all connected in some way, shape, or form on #NationalDogDay: No matter what pet you love or what you call that pet, were connected. When when cat mom and cat blogger, Robin Olsen contacted me about helping a dog in need, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. We are connected, I thought to myself.all of us in some way, shape, or form. So happy #NationalDogDay to you, Robin Olsen, for reaching...

  • The Age Old Old Age Dog Dilemma

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday August 25th, 2014 at 08:41 AM


    Your dog is so cute, how old is she?

    How many of you can relate to hearing that phrase uttered within seconds of meeting someone new? Perhaps you are the person doing the uttering?

    We dont ask fellow human beings how old they are within moments of meeting them, so what then, exactly is the fascination with a dogs age?

    The Reality

    The age-old adage that one year of a dogs life is the equivalent of seven years to a human. We now this not to be true.There is even an online conversion scale to help...

  • Sweat the Small Stuff: Exercise With Your Dog

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 09:10 PM


    How often do you exercise with yourdog? Our friends at Slim Doggy live the mantra of keeping dogs fit on every level: Emotionally, physically, and mentally. Some of their movement juju has rubbed off on us here at Fidose of Reality.

    Our Puppy Relations (PR) Manager is Dexter, a 35-pound Cocker Spaniel. He is from a larger-than-normal litter of Cocker puppies that we dog moms have dubbed the pony litter. That aside, exercise is incredibly important no matter your dogs age, size, or health...

  • Five Secret Dog Products Uncovered

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 08:57 PM


    Some of the best products for dogs and dog parents are little gems hidden amongst the bigger brands. For this reason, I love attending trade shows and conferences like the one I recently attended in Portland, Oregon. I absolutely love discovering dog products I previously knew nothing about.

    The Women in the Pet Industry (WIPIN) Conference was held August 13-16 in Portland, Oregon. There, women from a variety of facets in the pet industry came together for networking, learning, growing, and...

  • Veterinarian Dishes Paw Power and Giveaway

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday August 18th, 2014 at 09:11 PM


    When Dr. Laurie Coger sought the addition of a vitamin-mineral supplement to feed her dogs, the veterinarian and breeder who feeds a raw diet to her dogs, came up short handed.

    I have used various products in the past that I have loved and sadly watched their formulas change, removing ingredients I valued and adding things I wanted to avoid, Coger says.

    Fidose of Reality is giving away 4 bottles of Paw Power! Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule

    She is not alone. According to a survey by...

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