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  • How to Say No To the Veterinarian

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday December 15th, 2014 at 08:43 PM

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    One of the most stressful things a dog parent can say to a veterinarian is no. The vet is a trusted source who holds your dogs life in the palm in their hands: At least thats how I view our dogs veterinarian.

    No matter how much your dogs veterinarian rocks, how much you love them, or how you completely do not want to say no, there may come a time that it has to happen.Heres how to handle it with grace, ease, and in the name of being your dogs advocate:

    Second Opinion

    Imagine this scenario: You...

  • Fidose of Reality 2014 Pawer Women

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday December 11th, 2014 at 02:01 PM

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    There are many women in the pet industry who, simply stated, rock. They make a difference, they are folks you should follow, read, get to know, and whose advice/presence/knowledge goes above the norm. Fidose of Reality celebrates these women with our annual 2014Paw-er Women announcement.

    Some of these women you may not know aboutand now you can. In some way, shape, or form, they are doing something in the name of dog. There are way more than 12 women who affected my life directly this year,...

  • How to Stop a Dog Who Pees for Revenge

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday December 8th, 2014 at 09:32 PM

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    My dog pees in the house for revenge because he is alone all day. He pees for revenge.

    My dog pees in the house to get even with me for going out without him. He pees for revenge.

    Which of the above statements are true?

    Heres a photo of a dog waiting to go outside so you can think for a minute and then scroll past the photo for the answer.

    The answer is BOTH ARE FALSE.

    When a dog urinates or defecates in a place he normally shouldnt, a multitude of reasons can cause this, but revenge/spite/trying...

  • Homeless Cocker Spaniels Inspire Fan Giveaway

    from Fidose of Reality

    Sunday December 7th, 2014 at 10:46 PM

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    Ask any homeless dog what they want for Christmas and its a safe bet to guess that ALL of them would wish for a loving, forever home. This letter hit our inbox about two homeless Cocker Spaniels. WARNING: There is nothing graphic in neither in this post nor any disturbing photos. We are, however, giving Fidose of Reality readers the opportunity to win a basket of goodies for taking the time to check this tale out:

    OBG (Oldies but Goodies Cocker Rescue) has been contacted by a woman who sadly...

  • A Pit Bull, A Christian, and a Lesbian Walk Into a Bar

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday December 4th, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    What would happen if a Pit Bull, a Christian, and a lesbian walked into a bar? It sort of sounds like the set up for an off-color joke and its pretty much what it felt like when thistweet crossed my feed:

    This has been an historic and momentous amount of work involved, started for 1 little disabled girls dog.

    In that moment, I wasnt labeled, the Pit Bull wasnt labeled, and the Christian woman wasnt labeled: It was justa tweet acknowledging a pure love of a shared interest involving dogs.

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  • Dog Gifts for Dogs Who Have Everything

    from Fidose of Reality

    Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 at 02:00 PM

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    Holiday gift guides are everywhere these days. With our new focus on all things health and wellness related for dog lovers of the highest order, were cutting right to the chase this year. Weve got a selection of dog gifts for dogs who have everything.

    Fidose of Reality has selected 12 items we recommend (and use) for holiday gift giving: For dogs and/or for dog lovers. Some of these gifts are specifically to help keep dogs healthy; others are good for the dog lovers soul. Internal and external...

  • Clean Dog Teeth TropiClean Giveaway #SmoochUrPooch

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday December 1st, 2014 at 07:28 PM

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    Long time Fidose of Reality readers know we are head over heels about proper dental care for dogs. Healthy dog teeth means a healthy heart and a healthy heart is what all dog moms and dads want. Im the dog mom who gives treats and toys but also products of good health to family, friends, and of course, in my dogs stocking, for the holidays.

    Say cheese, smile, and you may recall:

    Four Ways to Keep Your Dogs Teeth Clean

    Help for Smelly Dog Mouth

    and our personal favorite:The Mystery of the Dog...

  • How To Know if It’s Time for Euthanasia

    from Fidose of Reality

    Sunday November 30th, 2014 at 04:03 PM

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    One of the hardest, most gut-wrenching and life altering moments that can happen to a dog parent happens with regard to euthanasia. There is no right answer to this. Never, I repeat: NEVER let anyone coerce, bully, or guilt you into putting your dog down. Euthanasia is a personal decision made in the best interests of your beloved dog. How to know if its time for euthanasia is not something I want to write about, enjoy writing about, but need to do this for anyone who treasures and loves...