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  • Why Do People Get Pissed at Dog Moms?

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    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 09:16 PM

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    Vacationing with my dog son.

    Dogs are the new kids: Trite for some, but true for me. There are people who just dont get it. Recently, while at the park with my dog, I told him go see Mommy and pointed at my spouse. This is something millions of people around the world do everyday, right? Refer to themselves as mommy, mom, or any number of similar references. Dog moms (and dads) have arrived.

    When a passerby with two small boys yelled over, you call yourself Mommy for the dog, I took offense.

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  • How An Older Dog Got Her Mojo Back With #SomaPet

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday July 21st, 2014 at 09:35 PM

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    Our Dexter on left, with his BFF, Zola.

    I want my dog to live as long as I do. I want my dog never to lose his mojo and zest for life.

    I cannot tell you how many times Ive uttered those words to myself. As much as I wanted my precious Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, to age with me into my twilight years, I knew deep inside my heart, this would never be possible. A great writer once penned, Dogs lives are too short. Their only fault, really. (Agnes Sligh Turnbull)

    Well, we can extend their lives...

  • Dogs Who Eat Bugs and the People Who Love Them

    from Fidose of Reality

    Wednesday July 16th, 2014 at 10:14 PM

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    My dog likes to eat bugs, Carol.

    The note started simply enough, but a fellow Cocker mom recently wrote me to tell me her dog likes to eat bugs. Despite trying to get her dog to stop munching on flying insects, a bit of a back story ensued.

    Our dog was found as a stray. The vet feels he developed a taste for bugs on the street.

    So this conversation got me thinking: Are there some bugs that are worse on a dogs gentle digestive system than others? Can bugs, when ingested, be toxic? I went to two...

  • Makobi Scribe $100 Amazon #Giveaway Blast

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday July 15th, 2014 at 09:18 PM

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    Could you use a $100 Amazon gift card to buy some dog supplies?

    Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Facebook blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

    This runs from 11:59 PM EST July 15-21 at 11:59 pm EST. Easy to enter, just see form below:

    Entry-Form

    I bet some of these pet bloggers would love to enter and win!

    The post Makobi...

  • SMARTCOOKEE Dog Treats Make Chia Seed Sexy

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday July 14th, 2014 at 09:40 PM

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    The barrage of dog treats available on todays store shelves can be overwhelming. So when we found out about a treat called SMARTCOOKEE for dogs, curiosity got the best of us. Can you imagine, then, a dog treat that contains chia seed and feature flavors that are fun, healthy, and oh so sexy?

    When selecting a treat for my dog and one we recommend to our readers, a six-stage approval process takes place:

    F: Formed. Must be made in the USA.

    I: Ingredients. They must be easy to pronounce and...

  • Adoptable Dog of the Week: Meet Cola

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday July 14th, 2014 at 02:16 PM

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    Cola may be the chocolate treat you cant resist! While chocolates are tempting to most, we think this girl is simply irresistible. She definitely catches the attention of people while on her walks. At 5 years old, shes in the prime of her life! Meet our adoptable dog of the week: Cola!

    Though she isnt fond of dogs or kids, she is looking for the right loving home who will give her a forever family. Cola comescomplete with lots of sweetness that will undoubtedly enrich your life. She isa true...

  • The Reality of Dog Vitamins and Supplements

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday July 14th, 2014 at 08:15 AM

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    Vitamins and supplements are part of the daily rituals for millions of people, but should dogs take them?

    According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), in 2013 Americans spent $13.14 billion dollars in the supplies/Over-the-Counter category. The category includes food, medicines, vitamins, supplements, and more. The category is expected to topple $13.72 billion in 2014. We are spending on nutritional supplements and vitamins for our precious pooches, but what is exactly needed,...

  • Six Questions Your Dog’s Vet Should Be Asking

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday July 10th, 2014 at 09:50 PM

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    Ive always been good at asking questions. Its part of the reason I became a writer and work in PR and social media. I like to ask the questions for which I may not have the answers. Veterinarians need to be asking certain questions, too.

    Imagine my elation when my dogs veterinarian, upon first meeting, had questions for me. A sigh of relief washed over me, and I am certain the vet sensed my surprise and glee in finding the one. If you are a dog parent/owner/guardian, finding a veterinarian you...

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