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  • Winners of Halloween Dog Photo Contest 2014

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday October 28th, 2014 at 08:47 PM

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    Bow wow wow, dog parents raised the Halloween bar this year in the Fourth Annual Fidose of Reality Halloween Dog Photo Contest

    We had just about 200 entries and the creativity is so incredible in this years entries. Fidose of Reality never has and never will require entrants of our contests to garner likes or beg for votes.

    A panel of three judges carefully looked over all the entries. Though each of you are truly spook-tacular winners especially the dogs who are incredibly patient and great...

  • 8 Documents Dog Parents Must Have

    from Fidose of Reality

    Monday October 27th, 2014 at 11:27 PM

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    Are you prepared for an emergency and feel that you have all necessary documents needed at a moments notice.documents about and for your dog, that is?! At least once a year, I go through all my files and paperwork- both digital and in print- for my dog.

    Most importantly, a diary/journal/log book should be readily available that includes your dogs:

    * Medications, frequency, and dosages

    * Food: Type, how often he/she is fed, and in what quantity

    * Name of your dogs veterinarian and address/phone

    ...

  • Dog Food Protein Decoded for Pet Parents

    from Fidose of Reality

    Sunday October 26th, 2014 at 10:45 PM

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    Puppies, adult dogs, and seniors have different dog food protein needs. Years ago, you fed your new pooch what came out of a bag marked puppy food and at the ripe age of one year, most dog parents switched over to adult dog food. Times have changed and we now that one size does not fit all when it comes to dog food.

    Protein is a building block essential to all dogs at all stages of life. Knowing how much to protein to feed according to a dogs age is crucial information for all dog parents to...

  • 20 Years Of Changes in Dog World

    from Fidose of Reality

    Thursday October 23rd, 2014 at 01:09 AM

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    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:

    Diet:

    As a kid, I...

  • Missing Dog Miracle and Three Cockers Plead

    from Fidose of Reality

    Tuesday October 21st, 2014 at 11:46 PM

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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!?...

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