Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Gift Guide 2016 for Dogs

We are proud to present our
Christmas Gift Guide 2016
for dogs and 
the people who love them.

Here are the links to all of our gift ideas

Cooking for Sugar ~ A Doglicious Cookbook

   Do you enjoy cooking for your best friend? It is such fun to create something special for your pup in the kitchen. One of the best things about making homemade treats is you have complete control of the ingredients. This is especially important if your dog has allergies.

Monday, November 28, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News November 28, 2016

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the last week of November 2016. Wait…can that be right? This year has really flown by, hasn’t it? We have some great news stories for you this week so let’s begin. My co-anchor Pierre Westie has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story Greyhound wins National Dog Show
Pierre: “While everyone was gobbling up their Thanksgiving dinners, some of the most outstanding dogs were busy competing for the title of Best in Show at the 15th National Dog Show in Philadelphia. This year featured an amazing group of entrants. The winner was a fabulous Greyhound named Gia. Of course, I have to give a shout-out to the winner in the Terrier group. Rondo the White West Highland Terrier was quite stunning. We congratulate all of the dogs that qualified for this prestigious honor. I still don’t understand why I was forced to get my hair brushed after Mom saw Rondo, though.”

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanks Blogville

Bentley Basset Hound wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving
   As I reflect on all of the things that I am thankful for this year, my friends of Blogville are some of the ones that fill my heart. If you had told me five years ago that some of my very best friends would be people that I had never met face-to-face, I’d have said, “No way!” Yet here we are in 2016 and my friends in Blogville are the ones that I can count on to pick me up when I’m feeling down and make me laugh when I need desperately a giggle.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Probiotics for Dogs ~What and Why They Work #ChewyInfluencer

   Has your veterinarian ever prescribed or recommended a probiotic for your dog? It happened to me when Bentley was having stomach issues that resulted in vomiting and diarrhea. I was not sure what they were but was willing to try anything to make my boy feel better.
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets FortiFlora
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.”

Monday, November 21, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News November 21, 2016

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of Thanksgiving. We have fetched some good stories to put a smile on your face as you prepare for the holiday. Pierre, what is our top story?”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story Lucy's Pet float contest
Pierre:  “Our readers are going to be so excited to hear this report. They can enter for a chance to ride on the Lucy Pet Products 2017 Tournament of Roses parade float on Jan. 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. This sweepstakes prize will include a trip for four with airfare AND a four-night stay at the Pasadena Sheraton. One lucky winner from the winning family will get to ride on the Lucy Pet float while the three remaining family members will be able to watch from the VIP section in the viewing stands.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Pup

   Thanksgiving is next week so when you are shopping for your family’s feast, don’t forget your best friends. Here are some pawsome recipes from Kurgo that will have your pups drooling. 
   Remember not everything that goes on your plate should go in their bowls.
Infograph showing good and bad Thanksgiving foods for dogs

Mutty Meatballs recipe for your pup at Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rocco & Roxie's Stain & Odor Eliminator Rocks

   Gone are the days of Bentley and Pierre having accidents in the house. I must say that I don’t miss that one iota. Unfortunately, Pierre does get an occasional upset tummy. This usually happens in the middle of the night. I spring out of the bed as if it were on fire and run into the living room to take him outside. It is always too late. He throws up bile which stains immediately. I clean up the mess and head back to bed. I know it would be better to stay awake and tackle the stain but as the saying goes, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” I love and treasure my sleep. That means the next morning, I have to pull out the steam cleaner and shampoo the carpet.
   My laundry room cabinets have a plethora of stain fighting sprays. None of them have ever eliminated Pierre’s stains on the first try. Pierre has gone months without getting sick at his tummy. That is until last night. This morning I tried a spray we received at this year’s BlogPaws™ conference.
Let me introduce you to Rocco & Roxie’s Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator. I met the owner of the company at the event and explained about the trouble that I’ve had with those stubborn vomit stains. He told me that his product should work so he gave me a bottle and asked that I let him know if I have a problem. It worked like a miracle! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Is Coconut Oil Good For Dogs?

Coconuts and coconut oil do a body good!
   Have you joined the coconut craze? It has become the go-to drink of choice for many health conscience people. Did you now that it is also great for dogs? I add coconut oil to our Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl and Canine Health. They love it and wait to lick the spoon. Coconut oil consists of over 90% saturated fats. The best type of coconut oil is virgin or extra virgin in a glass jar.

Monday, November 14, 2016

BFTB NETWoof News November 14, 2016

Bentley: “Welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We are proud to be your source for good news in a time where everyone is searching for their smile. What is this week’s top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News TOp Story is Blogville's new mayor-elect
Photo courtesy of Dory's Backyard
Pierre: “I have to say the election has tongues and tails wagging. Of course, I’m talking about the election of our new mayor in Blogville. We would like to congratulate Mayor-elect Arty and his Vice-Mayor Mabel. Arty has pledged to keep Blogville fun and has made some important announcements concerning important cabinet members. Click here to see his new team. BFTB NETWoof News is proud to continue to be the Media Relations Chairpersons. It is our solemn oath to bring the best news to you each week.”

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thanks for Giving Us Vita Bone Artisan Inspired Dog Treats

Vita Bone Artisan Inspired Turkey Stuffing & Cranberry Flavor Dog Treats
Barking from the Bayou received a bag of Vita Bone Artisan Inspired Dog Treats in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we use and believe would be of benefit to our readers.  
   Can you believe that it is almost Thanksgiving? The boys are already drooling at the thought of turkey and all of the fixings. That is why they were so excited to try Vita Bone® Artisan Inspired™ Turkey Stuffing and Cranberry flavor dog treats.
Bentley: “Is it time to cook the turkey? I am certain that I smell stuffing and you know how much I love me some stuffing!”
Me: “It’s still a little early to prepare the bird but I know why you smell stuffing.”
Pierre: “Hey, did I hear someone mention turkey and stuffing? Don’t forget the cranberries!”

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

4 Reasons to Smile

We all need a reason to smile today.
"Take a bath." she said. "It'll be fun." she said. Pierre Westie meme

Let It Rain, We Have Jelly Wellies Rain Gear for Dogs

Pierre Westie styling in his Jelly Wellies raincoat and boots.
Barking from the Bayou LLC received our Jelly Wellies in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we believe in and feel will benefit our readers. Jelly Wellies is not responsible for the contents of this article.
   We are entering the rainy season here on the bayou. That usually means wet dogs to dry off several times a day. I keep a towel by the back door for just such occasions. If only there was a better way to combat the muddy paws and drenched pups. Good news! There is a better way and they're called Jelly Wellies.

Monday, November 7, 2016

BFTB NETWoof Dog News November 7, 2016

Bentley: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the week of November 7, 2016. We had to really search for some good news this week. It seems as though humans are having a difficult time being nice to one another and to animals. True to our policy of reporting the good news, we have managed to find some fun to share. Pierre, what is our top story?”
BFTB NETWoof News top story on a new dog poop invention
Pierre: “We begin with e wacky invention for dogs. It is called ‘Piqapoo’ and it is basically a bag that fits over a dog’s tail and catches their poo. Seriously? That has to be one of the most embarrassing things that I’ve ever heard of. Apparently, humans think it is a great idea because their Kickstarter has already raised $16,000. I don’t know about you but this is one Westie that will not be seen with a baggie butt!”

Friday, November 4, 2016

A Jeans and The Mountain T-Shirt Type Girl

   If given the choice, I would wear jeans and t-shirts every day. My fashion style has not changed much since I was a teenager. I’ve never been a dress-up type of girl. I like being comfy and for me, that means slipping into a pair of faded jeans and a tee.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

How To Care For Your Senior Pet

   November is National Senior Pet Month and since Bentley is considered a senior, I thought I’d let him share some important tips.
Bentley: “Thanks, Mom. I became what is a senior dog two years ago. It doesn’t seem possible that 7 years old should be considered senior but that is what ‘they’ say. On December 3rd, I will be 9 years old and while I still feel great, I need a little more attention than I did as a pup. Here are a few ideas to help an older dog.
Bentley Basset Hound is being examined by his veterinarian.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week & Contest

1-800-PetMeds Cares logo
  Wouldn’t it be great to win $1,000 grant for your favorite animal shelter? Thanks to 1-800-PetMedsCares™ it is possible. They are sponsoring the 2016 National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest for the 3rd year and entering is easy.
Cat waiting for adoption