Thursday, April 28, 2016

DGP For Our Pet's Mobility & Flexibilty

   Do you give much thought to your dog’s mobility and flexibility? If they are getting older, chances are it is something on your mind. One of the many things we share with our dogs and cats is the realization that as we age, we can have issues with our movements. It is important that we get daily exercise to maintain an ease of movement.
   Bentley is 8-years-old and Pierre just celebrated his 5th birthday. They are still very active and I want to make sure they stay that way. I feed them a great diet, keep my veterinarian appointments and add all-natural supplements to help provide an extra layer of protection.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lizard Hunting 101

Lizard Hunting 101 with Pierre featuring Westie
   “Welcome to Lizard Hunting 101. Being on the Bayou, you might be wondering why I am hunting lizard instead of alligators. It’s simple reasoning; to a lizard I look like a huge white monster, but to an alligator, I look like a tasty mini marshmallow.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's Time to Liv-a-Littles #ChewyInfluencer

Basset and Westie standing in opened door looking a mascot
Bentley: “We were just hanging out the other day when someone knocked on our front door. Pierre and I scrambled to the window to bark like maniacs send out a proper greeting. Imagine the excitement when we saw it was our friend from”

Friday, April 22, 2016

5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Dog

   Since 1970, we have celebrated Earth Day by bringing attention to the environmental issues we all face. Great strides have taken place but there is so much more that we can all do to make a difference.
   Here are 5 Easy Ways to celebrate Earth Day with your dog:
Basset with head inside box as Westie looks on
5. Recycle
   It is so easy to rinse out your dog or cat food cans for recycling. Always use the recycle bin to throw away empty pet food bags, treat boxes, toy tags, dog shampoo bottles and delivery boxes. Check for the recycle label on products that you purchase.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Birthday to Remember

*Dr. Harvey’s is a sponsor of Barking from the Bayou. I am also a PAWtner with PrideBites. This post contains an affiliate link. If you purchase a PrideBites product, I will receive a commission. only shares information that we feel will benefit or entertain our readers. All opinions expressed are my own.
Basset sitting up to sing happy birthday to Wesite
We celebrated Pierre’s 5th birthday on April 17th. The party began with a rousing chorus of “happy birthday.”

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

There is a New Chew in Town #SentinelSpectrum

Veterinarian examining Basset Hound's eyes
This post is sponsored by Virbac® Sentinel® Spectrum® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about protection against common parasites found in dogs but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. More information about Sentinel Spectrum. Virbac is not responsible for the content of this article.
Virbac® Sentinel® Spectrum® logo

   Let’s face it; there is nothing nice about parasites. They are gross, but the chances are if you have dogs, you’ve had to deal with at least one of these six most common freeloaders. I’m talking about heartworm, fleas, hookworm, roundworm, tapeworm and whipworm.    What if I told you there was a Beef and Bacon Flavored Chew; Virbac® SENTINEL® SPECTRUM® that can protect your best friend against these dirty half-dozen?  That’s right, there’s a new chewy in town and it is protecting our dogs from the inside out. Your vet can prescribe Sentinel Spectrum after testing to make sure your dog is heartworm-free.
Hateful Heartworms

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Special Pierre Birthday Edition

Pierre: "Why are we posting on Sunday? I thought that we took the weekends off unless it was a special occasion."
Bentley: “It is a special occasion. Guess what we are celebrating today?”
Pierre: “ it my birthday? Will there be cake?”
Bentley: “I know that is always your first guess, but in this case, you’re right!”
White West Highland Terrier in birthday hat meme "Happy 5th Birthday Pierre"
Feeling Fabulous at Five!

Friday, April 15, 2016

We Love Our Fun and Whimzees

Bentley: “I don’t mind telling y’all that this has been one crazy week. Mom was not able to brush our teeth, which would have been a bummer if it weren’t for Whimzees™. The fun shapes are good for a giggle and great for a gnaw.”
Basset Hound about to taste a Whimzess hedgehog
Pierre: “I love the hedgehog and alligator shapes. Of course, the toothbrush and crossbones are awesome too. The unique knobby shapes, grooves, and hollows are excellent at keeping our teeth plaque and tartar free.”
Bentley: “Those shapes also help to ensure proper blood flow through the gums and prevent bad breath. For two cool dudes, fresh breath is a must-have.  They are also high in fiber and low in calories so we will maintain our manly dog physiques.”  

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Back in the Saddle Again

I’m back in the saddle and ready to ride.
   Let me be serious and say thank you for all of the thoughts, prayers, Power of the Paw, and kind words over the past few days. My friends in Blogville and BlogPaws® along with the rest of you made all of the difference in my world. How do I know?

Friday, April 8, 2016

Pick Up the Dog Poop ~ No More Excuses

   Let’s face the facts; there will always be people that refuse to pick up after their dogs. It is annoying, irresponsible and illegal in many areas. Why do some people refuse to scoop their dog’s poop? I am sure there is a myriad of excuses but not a single legitimate reason.

 The following are NOT acceptable excuses:
Picking up dog poop with a Sooty Paw Paw bag.
Sooty Paw Paw® is one of Barking from the Bayou, LLC sponsors. We received monetary compensation for advertising on our site. Barking from the Bayou/ only share information that we feel is relevant to our readers. Sooty Paw Paw and The Fifth Paw® are both donating their products to my contest winner. Neither are responsible for the contents of this post.
It’s just dog poop, what’s the big deal?
   Did you know that the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms pet waste can spread parasitic worms, parvovirus, and salmonella?  Pet waste is classified as a dangerous pollutant.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Is Your Dog Allergic to Spring?

   Spring is a wonderful time of the year, especially when you are a dog. The grass is green, squirrels are out, there are fresh flower beds to dig, and balls to catch. If your dog suffers from seasonal allergies, spring might not be their favorite time of the year.
Basset Hound in the grass meme "Is your dog allergic to spring?"
"We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. This post contains affiliate links that will not effect your price at all."

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Catch Dr. Harvey's Health + Shine Salmon Oil

Dr. Harvey's compensated ambassador disclaimer
Westie and Basset in boat with salmon oil supplement canister from Dr. Harvey's              Do you add salmon oil supplements to your dog or cat’s diet? Research has found that EPA and DHA are two essential fatty acids for our pets. The problem is both Omega 3 fatty acids can only be produced in limited supply in dogs and is more limited in cats. The addition of these fatty acids can help with allergies, itching, and dry skin. You can get them in Dr. Harvey’s Health and Shine Salmon Oil Supplements capsules. It is the finest natural fish oil available. Bentley and Pierre have been getting them for several weeks. I love knowing they are each receiving the recommended amount omega 3 fatty acid each day in a convenient capsule. They love the taste of them.  

Friday, April 1, 2016

Treat 'Em Right with Vita Bone

Vita Bones® Biscuits Medium size and small flavored boxes
This post is sponsored by Vita Bone. I am being compensated to spread the word about their Bones and Chewy treats. Barking from the Bayou/ only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Vita Bone is not responsible for the contents of this post. All opinions are ours.
Me: “We have some tasty treats to tell you about today. They are from our friends at Vita Bone® so I know Bentley and Pierre are going to love them.”