Friday, October 19, 2018

I Went Blank and Flashedback

It's Friday and we're joining our friends on their weekly blog hops. That means we are filling in blanks and flashing back with the Bayou Boys! Have a great weekend and stop by both these great hops to find some incredible bloggers.

✎ Fill-In the Blanks
We are joining 15 and Meowing along with Four-Legged Furballs for Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to hop over and visit everyone participating.
• For Halloween, I want to be handing out candy to the neighborhood ghouls and goblins.
My dogs make me feel like royalty. *They pretty much think I’m awesome, but they also think rolling in stinky stuff is awesome too so…
• On a dark and stormy night, I we stay up and try to keep Bentley calm.
• If I had a witch’s cauldron, I would stir up a potion for peace and unity.
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I’m excited to join Five Sibes for their
Happy Flashback Friday Blog Hop.
Remembering back when we caught
The Bayou Boys marking their territory!
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Pros of Probiotics

   Have you ever noticed how many products and medications that we give our pets are the same as we take ourselves? My Golden Retriever and I used the same thyroid medicine. Bentley takes over-the-counter human allergy pills when necessary. One of the most popular supplements that both humans, dogs, and cats all benefit from is probiotics.
What are Probiotics?
   Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your dog, cat or even you. They are excellent for the digestive system. There are billions of these gut-dwelling microbes in the system of all animals. Probiotics are good bacteria that keep the gut healthy. The name probiotics means “for life.”

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Talking Tushees and Dirty Dogs

   Let’s get to the bottom of a sometimes unpleasant subject. I’m talking about our dogs and cats’ bottom. There are times when they could use some help in keeping their tushees clean. That is why we ALWAYS keep a package of Tushee Wipes™ from International Veterinary Sciences (IVS) on hand.
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   Tushee Wipes are the perfect way to clean your pet’s bottom. They are soft, non-irritating, and the aloe vera is soothing. A symptom of Bentley’s allergies is an itchy booty. It drives him crazy! I can wipe his bottom with one of these extra-thick 5”x8” towelettes and the relief is immediate.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A Keto Diet for Dogs

   Did you know that a 2017 clinical survey showed that 56% of dogs were classified as obese? That means about 50.2 million dogs are considered overweight by their veterinarians. That is a big number to wrap your mind around. Why do we have so many overweight dogs? The same reason we have so many overweight people. Pre-packaged food, not getting enough exercise, and unhealthy snacking.
2017 U.S. Pet Obesity Chart
Courtesy of Pet Obesity
   I was thinking about this over the weekend when I told someone the story of a woman stopping her car to inform me that Bentley was fat. A million nasty defensive comments came to mind. I mean, who does something like that?! I don’t take criticism of my dogs very well but I simply told her that was the reason we were out walking. It was all I could do to not cry right there in the middle of the street. My feelings were crushed, I was angry, and I was forced to take a hard look at my boy. Sigh…he had gotten overweight gradually and I didn’t even realize it.

Monday, October 15, 2018

BFTB NETWoof News October 15, 2018

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News. We fetch the feel-good stories that will make you smile. This week is no exception so let’s check in with Pierre for our top story.
Two dogs reporting the news
Squirrel Photo Credit
Pierre Westie: “Thanks, Bentley and hello everyone. Our top story proves what dogs have known for years. Squirrels spell trouble and a woman found that out the hard way when she tried to board a Frontier airplane with her pet squirrel. She had made reservations for herself and her “emotional support animal” but didn’t mention the animal was a squirrel.