Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Don't Let Your Dog Be Sidelined By Super Bowl Foods

   Super Bowl LI is this Sunday, February 5th and it should be a great game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. We are huge football fans here on the Bayou so you can bet we will be tuned in and cheering. Super Bowls parties will be held with lots of wonderful food and drinks. It is a tradition that goes back since the first Super Bowl in 1967.
Super Bowl LI football
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Friday, January 27, 2017

How to Prevent Ear Infections in your Dog

   Bentley spent his first 8 years constantly battling ear infections. We spent a fortune on vet visits where he would get shots, drops, and pills. The infection would go away for maybe a month or two.
A Basset Hound's ears are one of their most distinctive features.
   It was obvious when his ears were infected. He would begin with shaking his head and scratching at his ears. When I lifted his long beautiful ears, they would be red and stinky. Our wake-up call came when our veterinarian recommended surgery. We decided to get a second opinion and opted not to have the surgery. After he finished his medications and the vet gave him the all clear, I began a new regiment. It has now been ONE YEAR since he had any ear trouble. Believe me, that is a miracle and a blessing.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

How We Get Where We Are Going

Pierre Westie and Bentley Basset Hound riding in their kennel inside our SUV
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 Pierre Westie and Bentley Basset Hound love riding in their kennel. They know fun is just around the corner!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Look of a Sofa Thief

Don't let Bentley's innocent look fool you. He's waiting to steal my place on the sofa. It's okay, he gives snuggles so it's a win for both of us.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The New Look of Canine Health

Dr. Harvey's Canine Health pre-mix dog food is dehydrated and simple to use.Dr. Harvey's ambassador disclaimer
   If I told you that I know of a dog food that is changing pet’s lives, would you be interested? Dr. Harvey’s Canine Health is called the Miracle Dog Food for good reason. It is helping make dog’s live healthier lives. They have so many testimonies where pet parents have seen their best friends stop suffering from itching, kidney problems, allergies, weight gain, digestive issues, and many other problems that they published a Book of Miracles!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wooftastic Woofmints

Woofmints Cologne is all natural and terrific smelling
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Bentley: “Hey, Pierre! Check out my new wooftastic Woofmints™ cologne. Don’t I smell amazing?”
Pierre: “You do smell minty fresh. Are you sure that you didn’t get a bath? I can’t catch a whiff of hound dog at all.”
Bentley: “It’s amazing, isn’t it? I just spritzed some of this new cologne and like magic, I smell fresh and minty. It moisturizes and hydrates too. Go ahead and run your paws over my back.”
Pierre: “I see what you mean. Is this a bottle of magic or what?”
Bentley: “According to the label, it is vitamin E, chamomile, aloe vera, and rosemary. It is PH balanced too so you know it is good for my skin.”
Pierre: “I need to borrow a few squirts before we go on our walk today. The girls are going to lose their minds over this scent.
Bentley: “Sure, you can use it. Woofmints cologne is cruelty-free and good for cats too. It is proudly made in the USA along with their Woofmints breath gel caps.”
Woofmints all natural breath mints keep your pup's mouth fresh smelling
Pierre: “I have been enjoying the Woofmints gel caps for fresh breath. They are all-natural, vegan and gluten free. The organic peppermint and parsley oils dissolve in my mouth and tummy so my breath is fresh from within. You should be able to tell a difference after a week of use. I can tell when I breathe into my paw that I have very kissable breath.”
Bentley: “Pucker up girls, the Bayou Boys are here and smelling wooftastic from our mouths to our tails!”   
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Friday, January 13, 2017

How to Tell If Your Dog is Hungry

You can set a clock according to Bentley's stomach. Each day at 3:15 or 4:15 during daylight savings time, my lovable Basset Hound is hungry. I can always tell from his subtle hints like this...
Bentley Basset Hound giving me his starving dog look
"Hey, Mom. It seems to be getting close to suppertime." 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Change a Pet's Life with 1-800-PetMeds Cares

Bentley and Pierre try to help an injured teddy bear.
Barking from the Bayou, LLC is a customer of 1-800-PetMeds and happy to help share the news of the 2017 Change A Pet’s Life Day.
   Do you work with or know a rescue/shelter that has pets waiting to be adopted but are in need of veterinary care? The cost of treatment is one of the biggest hardships these wonderful organizations face. That is where our friends at 1-800-PetMeds Cares becomes their hero. 
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

It is Time to Walk Your Dog

   January is National Walk Your Dog month and the perfect way to kick off a new year. Exercise is important to both humans and dogs so why not take a walk together? Your pooch will appreciate it and you will feel better too.
   Here are a few things to keep in mind before beginning an exercise program with your dog.
Bentley Basset Hound enjoying his walk.
Know your dog’s level and don’t set out on a long journey. It is best to start small and add more distance as your dog becomes more comfortable.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

How to Celebrate the Festival of Sleep Day

   January 3, 2017, is the Festival of Sleep Day and we are thrilled to lend a paw in helping you celebrate. Many people look at dogs and cats sleeping and believe it is just something we do without any forethought. This is a silly urban legend. There is a lot of time and planning to obtain the ultimate level of sleep. As a public service, Pierre and Bentley will share some of their best snoozing tips.
Choose a comfortable pillow to rest your head.