Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Ditch the Itch & Upset Gut

    There are two ways that your dog can ruin a good night’s sleep…by constantly scratching or throwing up. Can I get an amen?

Bentley supervises the process and makes sure he is right there when the timer goes off.

   Bentley has environmental allergies that cause him to scratch under his front legs. They are much better living in south Texas, but he can still get an itch. He has also been known to do the butt spin which is never a good look. It didn’t take but a couple of days before we noticed his scratching stopped and he hasn’t even thought about spinning. We can always tell when he gets the urge and have to stop him.

A huge thank you to Dr. Harvey's for our new leashes! The Bayou Boys will be stylin' and profilin'.

   The real test came with our lovable Westie. Pierre has recently been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease but has been waking us up around 3:00am to the sound of his stomach rumbling before he vomits bile. We have about 4 minutes maximum to get him harnessed up and out in the backyard before he gets sick.

   Dr. Harvey knows that there are thousands, if not millions, of pet parents dealing with these same issues. So, he did what he does best and formulated a new balanced, limited ingredient recipe to help canine itching and upset gut.

I am an affiliate for Dr. Harvey's and am compensated for sharing information about their products. We believe 100% in their awesomeness and highly recommend them to all our readers.

   Introducing new ALLERGY complete food for dogs. All you add is water and love. The Bayou Boys LOVED both the turkey and fish recipes. I can always count on Bentley letting me know when it is time to eat but with Allergy, Pierre came to tell me it was dinner o’clock!

   When Pierre became extremely sick back in 2018, our veterinarian put him on a prescription gastrointestinal food. We ordered it and a case of 24 cans cost $93.36. Pierre was supposed to eat 1¾ cans daily. At that point, we ceased giving him anything other than the food, prescription treats and boiled chicken breast. We kept him on it until last fall when he once again became violently ill. This time we had x-rays, blood work and a test for IBD since this has been an ongoing issue. Of course, the IBD test came back positive. We were told he shouldn’t have food with additives, artificial coloring, preservatives, pork, beef or red meat proteins, and gluten (wheat). She prescribed a new hydrolyzed food for him. I tried not to cringe when I went to order it and the price was $107.79 for a 24-count case. The good news was he only needed 1 ½ cans daily. The bad news is that Pierre wouldn’t have anything to do with it. I honestly bought a can from the vet’s office because the can I opened was so unappetizing that I thought it must be bad. No, that was the food my poor Westie was supposed to live on for the rest of his life. I just couldn’t do it.

   It was as if Dr. Harvey heard my prayer and just as I was thinking Pierre was destined for a life of chicken and rice…BAM! Along comes Allergy to save the day and his tummy. The price of a 5 lb. bag of Allergy makes 20 lbs. of food at a cost of $82.99 (less 10% with my affiliate code). He eats one dry cup daily divided between breakfast, dinner, and a small bite at 11:00pm. I add one cup of hot water to a half cup of dry food then wait 12 minutes. It feels good to feed him a homemade meal that he loves. Best of all, NO STOMACH ISSUES!!

   Let’s compare the last prescription food’s ingredients and kibble to those of Dr. Harvey’s Allergy.

Kibble: Most foods for sensitive stomachs or allergies are available in kibble. This process requires food to be cooked at a high temperature that takes the vital nutrients and changes the chemical structure which makes it difficult for your dog to digest. Add to that the preservatives used to prolong shelf life and artificial colors and flavors to make it more appealing. These toxic chemicals irritate your pet’s immune system and can prevent their bodies from working properly. Allergies are often traced back to a diet that is low quality and highly processed.

Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein: water, pea starch, hydrolyzed chicken liver, hydrolyzed soy protein, vegetable oil and a list of chemicals and additives that I can’t begin to understand.

Dr. Harvey’s Allergy: turkey or whitefish, flaxseed, carrots, broccoli, green beans, cabbage, pumpkin, sweet potato, chia seeds, butternut squash, and spinach. There are other all-natural vitamins and supplements added but you will not find ANY corn, wheat, soy, dairy or eggs.

   I am not a veterinarian or a nutritionist but is it really necessary to be one when the difference in the foods is so obvious? Take it from me, you and your dog will be happier and rest easier with Dr. Harvey’s Allergy.

   Now, you didn’t think we would tell you all about such an amazing food without giving you a chance to win a bag for your bestie, did you? Fetch the details below.

The Paw-fect Valentine Contest

There is nothing better than the gift of good health.

Dr. Harvey’s and Barking from the Bayou are going to give one lucky reader the following:

You choose the recipe for the food, oil & shampoo!

Allergy Specialty Diet - Turkey or Fish

(5 lb. bag makes 20 lbs.)

Health & Shine Oil - Omega 3 or Salmon/Krill

Herbal Shampoo - Herbal or Herbal Protection

Happy Valentine’s Day

and

Good luck!

All that legal jazz:  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the continental United States. Odds of winning depend on qualified entrants. Approximate prize value is $130.00. Cannot redeemed for cash. The prize will be shipped from Dr. Harvey's. Winner will have 24 hours to claim prize before forfeiting their prize. Must follow rules to win.


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20 comments :

  1. so good that dr. harveys has a magic potion for that...

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  2. We would definitely go with Dr Harveys! We loved them for two years until we made the choice to go to complete raw food. They are a wonderful company with very healthy foods for us pups. So happy it is helping Pierre feel better and he gets good food.

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  3. It sure is great that something is available that really helps those awful issues!

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  4. Pierre and Bentley I 100% understand. I have 'contact allergies' and have to be very careful of the lotions and detergents I use. My go to lotions and creams are Aveeno and my detergent any kind that is Free&Clear of dyes and perfumes. Add to that the winter causing dry skin...
    Good news your peeps are tuned into what works
    Hugs Cecilia

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  5. So glad to know Dr. Harvey's came to the rescue. Digestional upsets caused by allergies are the pits and really happy Pierre is doing so much better!

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  6. We're glad your pups are doing well on this diet. We've been very lucky not to have ever had any stomach problems like that in any of our doggies over the years. We did have a little bit of allergy itchies now and then.

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  7. I hope Mom buys some of that yummy food for me. It will help my sensitive tummy.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  8. I'm glad that you were able to find something that works for Pierre.

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  9. It's so great that you found something that works so well for the boys! :)

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  10. Glad you found something that helps and Pierre likes. Thanks for hosting the parade.

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  11. The Rafflecopter isn't working. Has the giveaway not started yet? It shows just four days left on it, but no way to enter.

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  12. We are very excited about your contest!!

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  13. yes, both of my dogs suffer from itching.

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  14. I just adopted a dog that is showing signs of allergies. I’ve dealt with allergy dogs before so I know what a struggle it can be. I have used Dr. Harvey’s food in the past, for IBS and my dog with cancer. It made a world of difference for them. Plus, the customer service from Dr. Harvey’s is the best!

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  15. A dog does get upset stomachs. It’s so horrible to hear his tummy turns and to see him eat grass outside to make it feel better.

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  16. my youngest has some tummy problems and both girls have some allergies. both girls chew on their paws, and the vet cant figure out what is the problem. we have tried changing foods, homeopathic supplements, etc.

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  17. Luke only has seasonal itching and rarely an upset stomach. A friend of mine had a dog with allergies, and she wouldn't eat any of that prescription stuff! I don't know what she ever ended up finding, but I'll have to tell her about this. If I happen to win the giveaway, it will be for her.

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  18. My Seiji has had tummy issues on and off over the years, but as he's gotten older they have gotten worse. I'm at the point where I need to find something to help stop these issues. I know diet can make a difference and would love to try him with this food.

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  19. Sounds amazing! Too bad I can't get my hands on this brand where I live...

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