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  • Sweat the Small Stuff: Exercise With Your Dog

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    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 09:10 PM

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    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

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    Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 08:57 PM

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    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

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    Monday August 18th, 2014 at 09:11 PM

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    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...

  • Why I Write About Dogs

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday August 18th, 2014 at 11:17 AM

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    An outtake from my recent photo shoot in Portland, Oregon.

    I write the blogs that make the whole world read. Ive been tagged by a fellow fab blogger, Amy Shojai, to tell you why I write about dogs and more.

    I uttered that line aloud at a BlogPaws staff retreat earlier this year and that phrase says it all. Ive been asked to participate in a Why I Write blog hop.

    My heart beats dog. At the very core of who I am, it is dog that is my passion. I decided to switch careers several years ago, and I...

  • Safer Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday August 12th, 2014 at 09:38 PM

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    If you Google safe ways to protect dogs from fleas and ticks, youll be astounded at the number of results received. Try it: The possibilities and so-called solutions are endless. Its been a while since weve written about what we use for dog flea and tick prevention. Knock on wood, weve had a pest-free summer and hope to keep it that way. I refuse to use harsh chemicals on my dog.

    Ive been down the road of side effects to spot-on flea and tick preventatives with my last Cocker Spaniel. Namely,...

  • Safe Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday August 12th, 2014 at 09:31 PM

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    If you Google safe ways to protect dogs from fleas and ticks, youll be astounded at the number of results received. Try it: The possibilities and so-called solutions are endless. Its been a while since weve written about what we use for dog flea and tick prevention. Knock on wood, weve had a pest-free summer and hope to keep it that way.

    I refuse to use harsh chemicals on my dog. Ive been down the road of side effects to spot-on flea and tick preventatives with my last Cocker Spaniel. Namely,...

  • Dog Toy CEO Fires Back at Made in USA Dog Products

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday August 12th, 2014 at 07:40 AM

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    Made in the USA carries a lot of weight these days. Made in the United States does not make a dog product, dog treat, or dog food safe. It is important for a variety of reasons to millions of dog-loving parents.

    We recently authored two articles about made in the USA products, and a pet toy brand CEO responded to us. You can read our two recent articles here:

    Five Swoon Worthy Made in USA Dog Products

    Seven Deadly Dangers of Dog Toys

    He asked that we remove the name of his company and his name...

  • Seven Deadly Dangers of Dog Toys

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday August 11th, 2014 at 10:19 AM

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    Your dogs toy might be killing him. Sadly, we live in a world where realities like this are all too true. It is the job of this blog to inform, educate, enlighten, and bring to focus the alternative lifestyles of dog parenting that are becoming the new norm. Some dog toys are lethal weapons. Armed with these facts, you can help save your own dogs life and those of your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Do you the seven deadly danger of dog toys?

    The ph word thats hard to say but...

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