April 2016 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

Photo Contest Winner on 4Knines for April 2016

Here are the April 2016 Photo Contest winners! Check out the adorable winner’s of our 4Knines April Photo Contest. Each of these pup’s families won a $50 Amazon Gift Card and so can you… Just upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product here now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/   We pick new winners EVERY month! So, upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product for a chance to win now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/ Don’t have a 4Knines Seat Cover yet?? Check out all of our products here: http://4knines.com/collections/all

How to Stop Your Pet from Overeating

Overeating Problems of Your Pets

Just as humans are facing an obesity epidemic like we’ve never seen before, our pets are following in our footsteps and getting larger. But due to their smaller statures, any extra weight on their tiny frames does a lot more harm to their bodies than a few pounds does to us. This extra weight could mean serious health issues and joint problems later down the line. So when it comes to feeding your pet, ensuring that he or she doesn’t eat too much should be a top priority. We’ll show you exactly how to prevent your pet from overeating in today’s … Continue reading

5 Ways to Help Animals in Need

Help Animals in Need and Make a Difference

For some of us, animals are a part of our soul. We connect with animals, grieve for their heartache, and find joy in their joy. Many people connect with animals so well because they are pure beings of sorts and tend to be victims of circumstance. Our hearts are affected by them, and therefore, many people discover the issues they face all over the globe and decide to do something about it. This is a great thing but it can be difficult to know where to start or how to help. Truthfully any small gesture can mean a huge difference … Continue reading

April Charity Spotlight on Dobies and Little Paws Rescue

Dobies and Little Paws Rescue: 4Knines Charity Spotlight April 2016

When dogs are rescued from Dobies and Little Paws Rescue, their new owners are reminded of the following: Please Remember… if, at any time in the future, even years later, you are unable to keep your dog, we want the dog back! What a beautiful promise! As these lucky dogs leave Dobies and Little Paws Rescue to join their new families, they leave with the promise that they will be taken care of, no matter what. Of course, Dobies and Little Paws Rescue does everything possible to make sure their dogs are paired with a perfect owner, and they have lots … Continue reading

4 Important Things to Think About Before Getting a Dog

Getting a Dog: Things You Need to Consider

It’s a heartbreaking story, but something we hear time and again — owners of a year-old dog discover they just don’t have the time, energy, or capabilities to take care of the animal the way they thought they would, and they’re looking for a new home for their pet. Re-homing at that age is tough on the dog, and even tougher on the people who have formed an attachment. It also raises a few questions: Are people not putting enough thought into the type of dog they are bringing into their lives? Are they getting lost in the sweetness of … Continue reading

My Three Favorite Gifts to Keep My Dogs Happy

Gifts for Your Pet Dog to Make Them Happy

I love my two dogs, Taz and Bogey, and therefore it only makes sense to me to spoil them as much as I can. Starting my own online pet gear shop was a logical step for me. I enjoy always being able to explore and test new products with my two pooches. There are so many fun things to discover that I want to share with all the pet lovers out there. In my opinion pet gear should do two things: make your dog happy and be beneficial for his or her health and development. Today I want to share … Continue reading

Greyhound Fever! Everything You Need to Know About Greyhounds

Greyhound Breed: Personalities of Greyhounds

Did you know that April is adopt a Greyhound month? The Greyhound is a paw-tastic breed, and can make a wonderful addition to any home, they are gentle, intelligent and of course, beautiful. But what do we really know about them? I know that before doing research on the breed a few years back, I had always thought they were extremely high energy breeds. Boy, was I wrong! I don’t think I am alone in thinking that Greyhounds are high energy, and I believe that comes back to most people relating the greyhound to those races we hear so much … Continue reading

Signs and Causes of Kidney Disease in Your Dog

Kidney Disease in Dogs: How to Prevent and Treat

The kidneys are one of the most important organs in a dog’s body. They filter toxins out of the blood, maintain the body’s blood pressure, and helps produce red blood cells. With these functions it is no wonder why kidney disease can be serious. What are some causes of kidney disease? There can be many causes of kidney disease in dogs. Here are some of the most common causes: Toxin Ingestion Toxin ingestion can involve chemicals and even food. Anti-freeze –  many dogs are attracted to anti-freeze because of its sweet taste. Unfortunately, when ingested this chemical causes major changes with the kidneys leading to kidney failure. Grapes and … Continue reading

3 Must-Know Tips for Fighting a Flea Infestation

Flea on Your Pet Dog and How to Eliminate It

Some sources say that “for every flea that you find in your home, there are statistically about 80 others hidden from your sight.” This means by the time you spot your first flea you may be under a full-on hidden invasion! These minute, pesky biters feast on your pets’ (and family’s!) blood. Once the tiny flea feeds, the darn rascal can live up to a full year without another meal. So you will want to take action to eradicate the flea circus before it sets up camp in big numbers. Below are tips from Vet Organics for controlling a full-out flea infestation: … Continue reading

The Importance of Understanding Your Dog’s Growl

Growl Actions of Dogs and What Does It Mean?

One of the most misunderstood forms of canine communication is growling. For a dog, growling is a way that they are able to get across to the people and other animals around them that they are feeling uncomfortable. A dog cannot turn around and say to you “I don’t like that can you please stop” or “I’m really tired and just want to be left alone” instead he lets you know by growling. The problem is that many people interrupt the dog growling to be an unwanted behaviour and so they start to punish the dog whenever he uses this … Continue reading