The 5 BEST Remedies for Dog Allergies

Allergies in Your Pet Dogs and How to Stop It

You can clearly see that your dog is itchy and miserable. So you take her to the vet and he tells you she has allergies. The first thing he suggests is switching her food. Okay, easy enough. So you switch, but it’s been months and she’s still having issues. Now, hold off on the Benadryl and/or steroids. There ARE other solutions that are gentler on her, more natural AND actually work. We researched the BEST way to relieve your pup’s allergies because we know you just want her to feel better and get back to being her happy self. 1. … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Dog Parks!

Dog Parks Benefits

Dog parks – we love them right? Who wouldn’t dive at the chance to take their beloved 4 legged friends to a place of what seems to be sheer paradise to them? A place where dogs can meet, greet, play, sniff and do all the things dogs love to do! But what really lies behind dog parks?  Are there dangers you should be aware of?  What are the benefits? Stick with us today and i’ll do my best to answer all those dog park curiosities! Dog Park Risks: While dog parks are a great place for our fur babies to burn off some … Continue reading

What Does It Mean When Your Dog Is Barking?

Barking Dog and the Reason Behind It

A barking dog is generally perceived as an annoyance by majority of people. However, a dog’s barking can have a wide variety of meaning behind it, ranging from; boredom, excitement, frustration, fears and alerting when something is out of the ordinary. Many owners look to rid their dog of the barking behaviour but tend to look at the exhibiting behaviour to fix, not the underlying problem which is causing the barking in the first place. When we look at “fixing” a barking dog, you must understand what is causing it, simple examples below: Barking In The Backyard A bored and under stimulated dog. When … Continue reading

Tips to Recognize and Treat Dog Ear Problems

Tips to Recognize and Treat Dog Ear Problems - featured

Is your dog plagued by chronic ear problems? Are frequent trips to the vet for ear cleaning or applications of medications required to keep your dog’s ears free from uncomfortable inflammation and infection? If so, you are not alone, as ailments affecting the ears are some of the most common reasons owners present their pets to their veterinarian for evaluation and treatment. Causes of Dog Ear Problems There are many causes capable of contributing to skin and ear problems including: Infection: A variety of microscopic organisms can take up residence in your dog’s ear, including bacteria, yeast, mites. Increased ear discharge … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Pup Safe in the Summer Heat

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Okay, so it’s pretty obvious that we are excited about summer. With so many new adventures to be had, it’s hard not to get excited about spending some quality time with your pup. However, as summer temperatures start to climb even higher, it is important that every pet owner knows how to protect their pet during the summer and how to keep them cool and healthy. While You’re At Home Let’s face it, we have jobs. So, while we would like to, the majority of us cannot stay home with our pups all day. This means that there is a … Continue reading

Got a Dog? Get a Kong! (Part 1)

Kong for Dogs to Keep Them Intellectually and Physically Challenged

There are things we want, and there are things we need. If you are a dog owner, dog lover, kennel worker, shelter staffer, or pet sitter, then you need to have Kongs handy.  Lots of them. We use Kongs all the time in our family, and I recommend them to anyone who owns a dog. They are amazing and they make life with a dog much easier and less stressful!  I’ll explain why. Kongs are Enrichment The Kong is a nontoxic, dishwasher-safe rubber toy. When stuffed with food and treats, it provides dogs with a healthy outlet for their natural desire to … Continue reading

The Second Round of The 4Knines Photo Contest Winners Are…

Photo Contest Winner on 4Knines for January 2016

Here are the photos that won the second round of our Photo Contest!  Check out these adorable pups on their 4Knines Seat Covers. They 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/   Remember, you can still win as well! Just upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product here 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

Want to Adopt a Dog? 3 Strategies to Ensure Household Harmony!

Adopt a Dog and Pet Parenting

First, congratulations on your decision to adopt! At this moment, there are millions of dogs waiting in shelters, rescues and foster homes for that perfect someone to walk into their lives. While these strategies may not make you perfect, they will help put you and your new dog on the path to a beautiful, lasting relationship. 1. Lifestyle Assessment Before you walk into the shelter and fall for the first cute pooch you lock eyes with, think about your lifestyle. Whether this is your first dog, or you’re a veteran dog parent, the most important question to ask yourself and … Continue reading

Arizona Animal Welfare League – April 4Knines Spotlight

Arizona Animal Welfare League: Love for Animals As Dog and Puppies

Imagine a world with no homeless dogs and cats.  It is the mission of the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) to create such a world.  As the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona, AAWL’s vision is to be the community’s leading source for pet adoptions, veterinary services, volunteer opportunities, humane education, and expertise in animal welfare. AAWL partners with other animal advocacy groups to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs and cats in Maricopa County who would otherwise be euthanized.  AAWL houses up to 140 cats and 190 dogs in their shelters at any given time. In addition, 90 foster … Continue reading

Dog-Friendly Road Trips: 10 Must Haves for Stress Free Traveling

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Any dog lover knows that a vacation is just not the same if your dogs can’t join in on the fun! For this reason we are huge fans of bringing the dogs along whenever possible. Although it requires a bit of extra preparation, after many years and dozens of road trips, we like to think that we have become quite proficient at it! Behold, our list of 10 Essentials for Traveling with Dogs! 1. Lid Locking Container Naturally, you will be bringing dog food along on your road trip. We recommend packing it in a lid locking container as opposed … Continue reading