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  • Dog Survives Rare Heart Surgery

    from Fidose of Reality

    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?

    from Fidose of Reality

    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

    from Fidose of Reality

    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

    from Fidose of Reality

    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...

  • Holiday Dog Photo Contest for $700 in Prizes

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday November 17th, 2014 at 01:43 PM


    Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels. Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. These are a few of my favorite things: But Fidose of Reality has over a dozen more favorite things to add to the list this year. Its time for our biggest photo contest of the year: The Fourth Annual Fidose of Reality Holiday Dog Photo Contest forover $700 in prizes!

    Entering is easy, prizes are plentiful, and all dogs are welcomed: past and present.

    Deadline to submit entries is 12/22/14 at...

  • Does My Dog Really Need Vaccines

    from Fidose of Reality

    Sunday November 16th, 2014 at 09:36 PM


    Photo courtesy Dr. Laurie Coger.

    My dog had a side effect to routine vaccinations. That side effect was cancer.

    When a tiny raised lump appeared on my Cocker Spaniels right shoulder blade about two weeks after getting her yearly vaccine, it turned out to be cancer.

    We over vaccinate our dogs (and cats) in this country. Plain and simple: Overvaccination and the horrible side effects of this practice has become an epidemic of alarming proportions. We think we are doing right by our dogs by...

  • Treat the Feet and Other Dog Paw Problems

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday November 13th, 2014 at 10:54 PM


    I have a paw fetish. I dont know what it is: from the tip of their nose to the base of their tushes, my heart beats dog. There is something about a dogs paws that pretty much melts me. I love dogs paws so much that there are two of them permanently tattooed on my outer thigh (more about that another time). Dogs also can develop paw problems.

    A common myth in among dog parents is that a dogs paws need no protection; after all, theyve been walking around without socks or shoes for thousands of...

  • Dog Falls In Love With Cat Book

    from Fidose of Reality

    Wednesday November 12th, 2014 at 08:53 PM


    When a dog sits down to read a cat book, you know its gotta be good. Such is the case with Coco The Couture Cat in her debut book, The Adventures of Coco Le Chat. This Parisian pussycat is the worlds most fashionable feline. We know this to be true because Coco the Couture Cat:

    A) Has better clothes than most women we know, present company included;

    B) Has a passion for fashion and has attended my dogs wedding and Hollywoof fundraiser events: both for DOG RESCUE;

    C) Is a humanitarian feline, as...

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