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  • 20 Years Of Changes in Dog World

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday October 23rd, 2014 at 01:09 AM


    Dogs today are not the dogs of yesterday, this much I know is true. Thinking back to 1994, which seems a lifetime ago, dogs were not privy to so many things affecting their lives in 2014. Heck, the same can be said for the human variety: The times they are achangin, and 20 years of changes in the dog world is a long time.

    From the annals of then versus now, here are eight of the prominent changes in the dog world over the past 20 years. See how many of these you can relate to:


    As a kid, I...

  • Missing Dog Miracle and Three Cockers Plead

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday October 21st, 2014 at 11:46 PM


    What are all the smiles for: Keep reading to find out!

    Imagine being away from home, on a family vacation with your pooch, and suddenly every pet parents worst nightmare happens: Your dog goes missing. What would you do? What would happen if you couldnt find your dog despite all your best efforts? Do you return home? Do you stay? What would you do? Can a missing dog miracle possibly happen?

    If you are someone whose pet has gone missing, keep the faith and read on.

    Carrie Swan and Adam Chitwood...

  • Four Easy Ways to Keep Dog Teeth Clean #SmoochUrPooch

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday October 20th, 2014 at 08:21 PM


    Whats really the big deal about keeping a dogs teeth clean? I mean, as long as they have treats, hard food, a bone to chew on, and the occasional dental cleaning at the vet, they are fine, right?

    Absolutely not.

    It is NEVER too late to start a healthy dog dental health routine. No sermons, no hey get to it, heres your Fi-DOSE of reality for dog dental care with four easy ways to keep dog teeth clean:

    PROBLEM ONE: My Dog Hates When I Brush His Teeth

    This is probably the number one reason most dog...

  • Medicine Versus Mom: When Dogs Undergo Surgery

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday October 20th, 2014 at 08:11 PM


    Rachel Marie Sheppard, left, and Carol Bryant, right

    What exactly happens when dogs undergo surgery? Is my dog okay? Does he miss me? Is he being monitored?These are the things that run through my mind when Im trying to fall asleep. Taking your dog to the veterinarian and leaving without him or her is one of the lowest, emptiest feelings a dog parent experiences. If your dog has ever needed surgery, teeth cleaning, or any other type of under-anesthesia procedure, leaving your dog at the...

  • Mystery of Bad Cook-Good Dog Solved: #WellyTails

    from Fidose of Reality

    Sunday October 19th, 2014 at 08:22 PM


    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by WellyTails and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about WellyTails but Fidose of Reality only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. WellyTails is not responsible for the content of this article.

    How scared do you get as a pet parent who wants to feed a healthy meal to your dog but with all the recalls, scares, and big, long, difficult-to-pronounce words in dog food, it becomes a bit of a mystery!?...

  • How to Stop Dog Grief

    from Fidose of Reality

    Friday October 17th, 2014 at 12:25 PM


    She stole my heart and never gave it back.

    The worst part of being a dog parent is knowing you will more than likely outlive your dog. There is no magic way to stop dog grief and if you are a pet parent reading this who has lost a dog, it is with great sadness yet openness that I welcome you to this article.

    Carol, you seem so self-assured and were able to get past the loss of your dog. How did you do it?

    That quote serves as inspiration for this blog post. I never got over the loss of my dog....

  • Secrets to Preventing a Dog Urinary Tract Infection

    from Fidose of Reality

    Wednesday October 15th, 2014 at 09:50 PM


    Shes squatting and straining to pee.

    Hes urinating what looks like droplets of blood.

    Nothing sends chills up the spine of a dog parent like that of a urinary tract infection brewing. If youve ever experienced a urinary tract infection, the pain, pressure, and uncomfortable sensation to go yet nothing comes out is simply miserable. We can complain about it; our dogs cannot voice their disdain. So its up to diligent dog moms and dads to stay one step ahead in order to prevent UTIs and if one is...

  • 12 Reasons a Cocker Spaniel Owns Me

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at 09:46 PM


    Cocker spaniels own my heart. There are at least 12 reasons a Cocker Spaniels own me, but suffice it to say: Im gaga for Cockers. Over the years, I am asked What is it about the Cocker Spaniel that you are drawn to, Carol? And I am eternally stopped in my tracks and pause for thought. Perhaps you have a favorite breed and one that your heart is just drawn to time and again. There is something stirs inside me, right at the pit of my stomach, when a Cocker Spaniel is around. I dont know what...

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