Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Wild Wild West With the Bayou Boys

   Bentley and Pierre loved their time in the southwest at the BlogPaws™ conference. They stayed indoors most of the time due to the excessive heat but to hear them tell it, they were back in the Wild Wild West!
Bentley: “Hey Pierre, what do you say we rustle us up some grub? This cattle round-up has given me hankering for some rattlesnake stew.”
Pierre: “Well, it is a mighty good thing that I captured us an ornery rattler earlier. Why don’t you mosey over here and fetch it?
Bentley: “You say that like you think I am chicken…I’m not afraid of a rattler. How big is it anyway? Not that it matters.”

Pierre: “Aww, don’t worry. It’s just a baby rattler.”  
We are joining our BlogPaws friends for
Wordless Wednesday's blog hop.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

How to Increase the Chances of Getting Your Lost Pet Back Home #LostPetPreventionMonth

   Disclaimer: Barking from the Bayou. LLC, ( was asked to participate in PetHub’s 2nd annual Lost Pet Prevention Month. We are not being compensated for sharing this information. We feel this is important and useful to our readers. PetHub is not responsible for the contents of this article.
   July is Lost Pet Prevention Month and I can’t think of a better time to share some tips for keeping your best friend safe. Did you know that 1 in 3 pets will be lost during their lifetime? As scary as that statistic is, it pales in comparison to the fact that only 2% of cats and 20% of dogs are reunited with their families. Those are heartbreaking numbers. What can you do to increase the odds that your pet will find its way back to you?
Here are a few tips to help
Purple and yellow collar from PrideBites with Bentley monogrammed
·        Make sure your pet is wearing a collar. Many people will not try to help a dog or cat without a collar because they assume it is a stray or feral.

Monday, July 25, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News July 25, 2016

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for July 25, 2016. I hope that your day is going great. We have some interesting stories along with our U. S. weather forecast. What is our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof Dogs News with black cat in hardhat on back screen
Pierre: “Oh, we are going to start right off with a feel good cat report. There is a Home Depot store in South Carolina that has been home to ‘Depot’ the cat for over 13 years. The cat is well-loved and known by the customers. Recently, the store announced that the

Friday, July 22, 2016

Is Your Veterinary Hospital Accredited? #AAHADay

   Let me ask you a question. Is your veterinarian an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association? If your answer is “no” or “I don’t know” there's no reason to panic, you are not alone. As many as 60% of pet parents assume their veterinary clinic is accredited when it is not. Many others have no idea what an AAHA accreditation means. Up until 3 years ago, I fell into the first category. Luckily, I met the AAHA representatives at our BlogPaws™ conference in Las Vegas 2014. Allow me to share some of the information that made me return home and change veterinarians.
AAHA Accredited Hospital Day logo with dog and kitten
What is AAHA?
   The American Animal Hospital Association has been recognizing outstanding veterinary hospitals for over 80 years. These accredited hospitals hold themselves to a higher standard. This means that your pet is receiving care from a hospital that has passed the highest standards of veterinary excellence.
Pet parent with Basset and his veterinarian
Photo courtesy of University Veterinary Hospital 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bedtime with BeCo Pets

Barking from the Bayou, LLC received a medium BeCoPets donut bed in exchange for an honest review. We only share products and services that we enjoy and believe our readers will appreciate learning more about these products. BeCo Pet Products is not responsible for this post.
Westie sitting in a BeCo dog bed
   Pierre has had his fair share of beds in his five years. When he was a puppy, he usually killed them or de-stuffed them within the hour. When he moved in with us, he promptly decided that he should sleep in our bed. Lately, he has wanted to sleep on his dog bed next to Bentley. His bed was nothing fancy, so when BeCo offered to send me one of their eco-friendly Donut Dog Beds, I requested one for Pierre's size.