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  • How to Safely Prevent Fleas and Ticks on Dogs

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday April 24th, 2014 at 07:57 AM

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    Fleas and ticks are hungry after getting through a long, cold winter. Yes, its thats time again: nasty critters that attach themselves to our pets and carry disease, infect pets, and can cause serious harm or worse. No one particular product is a perfect match for any particular dog. What might be advisable for your dog based on climate, proclivity to fleas and ticks due to higher risk regions, etc., might not be the right product(s) for someone elses dog.

    Facts and Why You Should Not Skip...

  • Personalized Pet Products You Haven’t Seen

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 at 08:31 PM

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    Readers of this blog will know I am a dog product junkie: Self-admitted, card-carrying member of the Yes, that has Cocker on it, I gotta have it club. I am she who has seen it all, oogled it all, purchased a great deal of it. Then two personalized pet products stopped me in my tracks.

    Jen DeHaan of Stylish Canine designs graphics from scratch, yet when you get them home and wear them/use them/display them, the artwork feels familiar, spot on, and oh so where youd get that inducing to...

  • The Reality of Dog Breed Origins

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 at 10:23 AM

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    Tracing back through Fidos family tree, do the branches extend where one might believe or are there a few misnomers scattered among the doggy forest? Registries, breeding and lines aside, the roots of many breeds as we know them today run deeper and in different directions than many surmise. Did you ever wonder the reality of some dog breed origins? Is the Havanese from Cuba? (yes). Does the German Shepherd hail from Germany? (affirmative). We did a little digging under the worlds canine...

  • Preserve the Memory of a Beloved Dog Contest

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday April 21st, 2014 at 11:24 AM

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    Have you ever loved a dog oh so very much and then one day, that time comes and they pass on, leaving you shattered in a million little pieces? I know that feeling oh so well. I wish there was a way to preserve the memory of a dog we will love forever while maintaining the dogs dignity and precious time on earth. One of the hardest things Ive ever had to face in my life as a dog mom has been letting my baby girl go and knowing our time here on Earth had come to a close. I will never say that...

  • Springtime Dog Photo Contest Winners Announced

    from Fidose of Reality

    Friday April 18th, 2014 at 07:32 AM

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    The Easter/Spring dog photo contest was a huge success, and Fidose of Reality thanks each and every one of you for submitting a photo. Once again, our judges had a tough time choosing just three winners. In reality, all of your dogs are winners and we wish we could give them all a prize.

    Come back on Monday, May 21st, when we kick off our jewelry giveaway that you wont want to miss.

    Meantime, here are the three winners and a few honorable mentions.

    The first place winner who will receive all...

  • Five Things Pet Rescue Groups Do Wrong

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday April 17th, 2014 at 09:37 AM

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    Good rescue groups and organizations do not get enough credit for the painstaking, gut wrenching, heartfelt labor of love that goes into every effort in which they are involved. I am indirectly involved in dog rescue: Though I am not on the front lines, I am behind the scenes and involved in the fundraising and social media aspect of dog rescue. There are things, however, that some pet rescue groups do wrong.

    During the BlogPaws pet bloggers social media conference in 2013, I had the pleasure...

  • Meet Fidose of Reality and Win Prizes

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday April 15th, 2014 at 07:54 PM

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    Fidose of Reality is going from sea to shining sea for a third dog-friendly trek across America. Weve been traveling with a dog by our side for every single road trip, vacation, and mostly every conference destination for well over 20 years. This year, were making pit stops, visiting a variety of hotels, embarking on a pet-friendly conference, and doing touristy things that allow dogs. We invite all Fidose of Reality readers to come out, meet us, and win prizes!

    Indeed, that means we want to...

  • Five Products Dog Groomers Hide From Clients

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday April 14th, 2014 at 08:41 PM

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    Are a dog mom or a dog dad who takes their pooch to the groomer on a semi-regular occasion? Or perhaps you need to get his or her nails trimmed. At the very least, Fluffy needs a bath from time to time, right? Did you know there are probably at least five product that dog groomers hide from us? Well, at the very least, most dog groomers arent sharing this insider info on certain products.

    I am the first to admit that I am very insecure when it comes to dog groomers. As a Cocker Spaniel mom, my...