Friday, September 21, 2018

Introducing Dr. Harvey's Raw Vibrance

   Let the bells ring out and the banners wave!! We are introducing Dr. Harvey’s newest base-mix that will take the guesswork out of homemade or raw feeding. Without further ado, all of you pet parents, puppies and dogs meet the incredible
Dr. Harvey's Raw Vibrance

   More pet parents are realizing the health benefits of a homemade or raw diet for their dogs. The problem is in today’s ultra-busy world finding time to prepare a complete and balanced raw or homemade diet is difficult. How can you be sure your dog is getting the proper amount of nutrition? Not to mention the mess of grinding organ meat and bones! That is where Raw Vibrance comes in with a complete nutritional base for the perfect raw or homemade diet. Now it’s easy to prepare a healthy and balanced meal that your dog is going to LOVE.
Raw Vibrance ingredients
There are several benefits to feeding a raw diet including:
•more energy
• stronger immune system
• improved joint and bone health
• healthier teeth and gums
• Reduced body odor, stool odor & fresher breath
• Softer and shinier coat
• Healthy weight and muscle tone
Raw Vibrance base mix, ground beef, eggs and oil
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   I prepare Bentley and Pierre’s food with different lightly cooked meats and various oils. It is wonderful knowing they receive high-quality food that I’ve hand selected. You never know exactly what you get in a bag of kibble, but starches, salt, and meat by-products are not something I’m comfortable feeding my boys. 
Raw Vibrance dog food on a spoon
   One look at the ingredients in Raw Vibrance lets me know I am feeding “The world’s most honest dog food.” That’s because you can actually see the wholesome and nutritious ingredients in every spoonful.
Woman preparing dog's meals as they watch
   Preparing any of Dr. Harvey’s pre-mix meals is super easy and Raw Vibrance is no different. All it takes is three steps.
• Add hot water to the recommended amount of base mix and let it sit for 8-12 minutes. (This is the hardest part for the Bayou Boys)
• Add your choice of protein – Beef, Fish, poultry, eggs, etc.
• Add your choice of oil – Fish, Coconut, Hemp, Borage or Dr. Harvey’s Health & Shine gel caps
   That’s it! Your dog will love the fresh taste and you will love knowing you are feeding a safe and healthy meal.
Westie and basset eating dog food
Why Choose Dr. Harvey’s?
   Dr. Harvey’s has been a leader in the pet food industry for 30+ years when others rolled their eyes at the thought of all-natural food for our companion animals. He realized many of the big pet food makers were more concerned with the bottom line than the health and well-being of our beloved pets. That is why you’ll never find things like dyes, preservatives, chemicals, coloring or artificial ingredients in ANY of Dr. Harvey’s fabulous products.
   We have been feeding Dr. Harvey’s foods for four years and the boys are the picture of health. They have tried all of the formulas and are currently enjoying Canine Health. It will be simple to add Raw Vibrance into their rotation and as you can tell, they LOVE it.
   Did you know that Dr. Harvey’s has NEVER had a recall? That’s because they prepare the products in small batches to ensure the very best quality. Each new product undergoes vigorous testing before being introduced. Raw Vibrance was in the works for over a year before it met their incredibly high standards.
   If you are thinking about a raw diet for your dog or have a question about one of Dr. Harvey’s products, just pick up the phone and give him a call. I’m serious. I have called several times and he’ll usually return my call right away. Isn’t that amazing? I can’t honestly think of another company where you can call and talk directly to the owner. He is a fountain of information and as friendly as can be. Tell him Melissa told you to call ~ (866) DOC H123 (866-362-4123)
Paisley the Weather Lab loves her Raw Vibrance free trial bag!
   You can try Raw Vibrance by requesting a free trial size and all you pay is the $3.95 shipping & handling. The 5.5 oz. bag will make 4 one-pound servings. Paisley the Weather Lab was thrilled to get her trial size. She usually eats Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl Fine Ground but was anxious to mix it up and rotate the Raw Vibrance into her feeding schedule. (She gave it a resounding two paws up)
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner

   According to the AKC, September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month. We don’t like to use the word “own” when it comes to our dogs, but I guess Dog Parenting is still a term that raises some folks’ hackles. Bentley and Pierre are part of our family. They are part of our tribe. All of our decisions take them into consideration.
   We try our best to be responsible dog parents and as with most things in life, when you know better, you do better. One of the reasons we write Barking from the Bayou is to help you have a better relationship with your dog. Some of that is by showing you our mistakes so you don’t make them.
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How to be a responsible dog owner
• Provide a quality food
It is important to become a label reader when you are selecting a food for your dog or cat. With all of the recalls lately, it is a good idea to do some extra research before buying a particular brand.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In Search of Booty

   Avast ye mateys! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day and the Bayou Buccaneers have a yarn to spin so let’s weigh anchor and hoist the Jolly Roger!
Cap’n Bentley Basset: “Blimey, First Mate Pierre! Did ye bring our treasure map? We shan’t be finding no golden doubloons or pieces of eight without a proper pirate’s map.”
First Mate Pierre Westie: Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Ye cut me to the quick, scallywag. Do ye take me for some landlubber? This salty ol’ seadog never set sails until everything is shipshape and that includes having our top-secret treasure map.”
Cap’n Bentley: “Aye, bucko! Let’s batten down the hatches in case the bayou gets rough. I’ll man the crow’s nest and try to find where the map leads us. Keep an eye out for pillagers cuz these be dangerous waters ye are navigating.”
First Mate Pierre: “Yo ho ho! Ye tail is better than a weathervane at showing wind direction. Keep it up and we will be giving buried treasure the heave-ho by nightfall.”

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A Wooftastic Breakfast Buffet For Your Dog

   We were recently sent some H&P Dog Treats by our friends, Henry and Penny in exchange for our honest opinion. They not only have their own dog treat company, but these two adorable French Bulldogs have over 100,000 followers on Instagram, some viral videos, commercials and an online boutique. Talk about busy!
Bentley Basset Hound: “Hey, Mom! What’s that incredible smell? Have you been baking banana bread without me?”
Pierre Westie: “No way, dude! I smell peanut butter pancakes. There is no mistaking the delicious aroma of peanut butter with a hint of honey. Mmmmm!”

Monday, September 17, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News September 17, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome once again to BFTB NETWoof News. Our thoughts are with those feeling the effects of Hurricane Florence. Paisley will have a storm update in our weather segment. What is our top story this week, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News on hurricane horses
Horse Photo Credit
Pierre Westie: “We are starting off with a report on the wild horses that call North Carolina’s Outer Banks their home. Many feared the storm could take its toll on these beautiful animals. We are happy to report that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore posted on social media Saturday to say all the ponies on Ocracoke Island were safe. The Corella Wild Horse Fund has posted several photos of the wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs enjoying an overcast breeze along with some green grass in their water-soaked field.