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  • Inside Scoop with Dog Trainer to the Stars

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 at 09:48 PM


    Steve Brooks with dog, Uni, and Carol Bryant

    Steve Brooks is a world-renowned celebrity dog trainer, canine behavioral expert, and a talented cook who makes human meals that can be safely shared with your dog!

    Long-time readers of Fidose of Reality know that yours truly burns water, so Steve is definitely a guy I wanted to meet. During the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club festivities, I sat down with Steve Brooks at the famous Hotel Pennsylvania. As the dogs checked in and the bustle of the city...

  • Pain to Train: The Reality of Choke and Pinch Dog Collars

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday March 2nd, 2015 at 01:43 PM


    Today I choked my co-worker into doing what I wanted him to do.

    Last week, I saw a lady on the bus pinch another lady because she would not stop talking.

    Both of the above scenarios sound disturbing because they are. Yet, every day in this country, a certain contingency of dog owners are training their dogs by choking, pinching, or shocking them. The reality of choke and pinch dog collars is all too real, especially since I walked into a scenario involving them over the weekend.

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  • How to Fight Canine Cancer

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday February 26th, 2015 at 09:52 PM


    photo courtesy Deposit Photo.

    Canine cancer affects one out of every three dogs. Of those, over half of them will die of cancer.

    The good news is that there are things you can do to help prevent your dog from becoming one out of every three dogs who will acquire cancer.

    The C word. Disguise it, whisper it, or even give it a code word: The bottom line is this is every pet parents worst nightmare (or at least one of them). A diagnosis of cancer in pets is something none of us ever wants to hear...

  • Scary Reality of Dogs Without Dental Care

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday February 24th, 2015 at 10:08 PM


    Remember those commercials that ran a few years back, or more, that showed what cigarette smoking could do to a person? Heres one that stuck with me:

    Anti Smoking from Hungry Man UK on Vimeo.

    Now imagine what not taking care of your dogs teeth can do to your dogs overall health. Its quite alarming, but sometimes pictures speak louder than words. There is a scary reality to dogs without dental care.

    I am fortunate to have kept in touch with my dogs littermates over the years. Recently, a friend...

  • My Dog Hates the Vet

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday February 23rd, 2015 at 04:32 PM


    Working in the human medical field for a number of years behind the scenes, I became familiar with a phenomenon known as white coat syndrome.

    Also known as white coat hypertension, this is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit elevated blood pressure in a clinical setting. So basically you go to the doctors for an appointmentperhaps a routine physicalbut you get unknowingly anxious and your blood pressure escalates. If this is the only time a person has an elevated blood pressure, cause for...

  • 8 Insider Info Facts About Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday February 19th, 2015 at 02:19 PM


    Since 1877, the worlds most famous and prestigious dog show continues to add to its legacy. For the fifth year in a row, Fidose of Reality takes to the garden green at Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City, New York, for the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The iconic show took place February 16 and 17, with benched judging taking place at the Piers during the day and the televised group judging in the evening. Two new breeds were entered into this years competition: The...

  • Dog Moms Fess Up About Dog Dental Care #DogDentalHealth

    from Fidose of Reality

    Wednesday February 18th, 2015 at 01:57 PM


    Brushing a dogs teeth might just be one of the most important life-saving routines you can establish. No matter what a dogs age, breed, or health issues, there is always time, room, and a routine that can be established for teeth brushing. We have some dog moms who are fessing up about dog dental care.

    If you missed our step-by-step blog post on how to brush a difficult dogs teeth, be sure to catch up here. Dog mom Nancy Brisebois read the article and shared this note with us:

    Nancy has a dog...

  • Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Live Blogging 2015

    from Fidose of Reality

    Friday February 13th, 2015 at 07:34 AM

    On Monday, February 16, 2015, from 8 to 11 pm EST, Fidose of Reality will be live blogging from Madison Square Garden in New York City for the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Get insider info, scoop, backstage pass, and exclusive photos from the garden green. Well even get a few words from the Voice of Westminster, David Frei, so stay tuned. Complete details about the televised portion of the dog show can be found by visiting the official Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show...
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