5 Natural Solutions for Pet Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety Tips for Your Pet Dogs to Put Them at Ease

Anyone who has ever had a dog that suffered with Separation Anxiety knows how heartbreaking it can be to watch your pet in distress.   Before turning to pharmaceuticals, here are some natural remedies that just might help: Sound Sound can be used to help your dog feel like he’s not alone. Leaving the radio or television on, can often be enough to help ease that anxiety. There are also CD’s designed specifically for dogs. A Safe Place A crate can be a safe place for your dog when anxiety sets in. A wire crate can be covered on the … Continue reading

January Charity Spotlight on Posh Pets Rescue NYC

Posh Pets Rescue NYC: 4Knines Charity Spotlight January 2017

“You don’t have to be Perfect to be Posh.”   Posh Pets Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, the rehabilitation and responsible placement of homeless animals in and around New York City. Posh Pets Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization was Founded January 1st, 2006 For eleven years, Posh Pets Rescue has dedicated their time and efforts into the rescue, the rehabilitation and placement of homeless animals. Many of whom are rescued at the very last moment from euthanasia at the city shelters. They provide a safe haven to all those who find their way to them through whatever circumstance, whether … Continue reading

3 Tips for Keeping Your Senior Dog Young at Heart

Senior Dog Health Tips to Keep Them Going!

Can sports and games help your senior dog stay young at heart? Just like us, our senior pets need regular exercise, mental stimulation and regular social interaction with other pets and/or people. While they might not be up for the endless games of fetch, they still need the right level of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them young at heart.   Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) is a common issue for senior dogs that is very similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans. Symptoms can range from forgetfulness of familiar trained tasks, to disorientation, restlessness or barking for no reason. … Continue reading

January 2017 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

Photo Contest Winner on 4Knines for January 2017

Here are the January 2017 Photo Contest winners! Here are the winners of our 4Knines January 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

7 Simple Ways to Shower Your Dog With L-O-V-E!

Love for Your Dogs in Many Ways!

Welcome to the month of love! Ah, yes, love. Poets and authors write about it. Singers croon about it. Artists create visions of it. While every day is a day for showing our pets how much we love them, February is a time to celebrate that love with Valentine’s Day on February 14 and Love Your Pet Day on February 20!   While we can certainly count the many ways our beloved dogs love us and we love them, here’s a few ways of showering our canine best friends with some l-o-v-e! Love Is Simple Nothing says, “I love you,” … Continue reading

Why You Should Consider Dog Rehab BEFORE Surgery

Dog Rehab and Go With the Basics Before Operation

In October of 2014 my husband and I noticed our Bernese Mountain dog, Bethany, began limping. It was evident the issue was the front left shoulder. We went to our regular vet where we were referred to an orthopedic surgeon (DACVS) who specializes in soft tissue injuries. At our appointment the doctor conducted an examination and took x-rays, determining she most likely had a tear in her ligament. We were given a couple of options: surgery or rehabilitation. The surgery had a long recovery period and there was a chance it wouldn’t work. Bethany was a 6-year-old puppy mill breeder … Continue reading

Coconut Cream Cookie Dog Treat Recipe!

Dog Treat Recipe to Make Your Pet Dog Happy!

I’m a big fan of coconut in all its forms and incorporate it in many of Kirby and Kenzie’s meals and treats. Once believed to be unhealthy because of its high saturated fat content, we now know that the fat called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) lead to efficient burning of energy.   Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or other, provides a wide range of health benefits. Holistic veterinarians recommend daily servings of up to 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body. I wanted to make a treat in the purest form of coconut as possible, and … Continue reading

How to Choose the Perfect Coat for Your Dog?

Coat for Your Pet Dogs: What Kind of Pet Coat Should You Buy?

We live in the Chicago area where sub-zero temperatures are the norm in January. Most dogs wear coats in the windy city deep freeze.   But what about in places with normal winters, do dogs really need coats? Some dogs with thick fur stay warm on their own as long as they stay dry. But others – shorthaired or short-legged dogs, seniors and puppies, toy breeds, thin dogs without much body fat, and dogs with chronic health or immune system issues – need the extra protection when the temperatures drop. 1. Does It Fit? A coat should give your dog … Continue reading

Dog Allergies: Oh The Fun They Have! Oh the Itching They Will Do! 

Allergies of Dogs: How to Keep Your Pet Dogs Clean and Allergy Free!

Does your fur baby have allergies? For being such a big ole boy, at 95 lbs, my Hendrix The Hiking Dog sure does have sensitive skin. Have you ever wondered what is actually going on when allergies come into play?   The process is the same for humans and animals. When an allergic reaction happens, the body sees an otherwise harmless agent, as a threat, the same as it would say a bacteria. While the process of fighting a bacteria is positive, obviously it is a negative response when the body misreads an agent as a danger. Dogs are like … Continue reading

How to Nail Clip Your Dog’s Nails… Calmly

How to Nail Clip Your Dog's Nails… Calmly

To a certain extent it is a myth that road walking will wear down your dog’s claws. A dog’s posture, and any physical conditions like hip dysplasia will determine how he walks and the weight distribution through his legs and feet.   Conformation also plays a huge part in the placement of the foot. We are all guilty of not handling our dog’s feet for fun stuff, seeming only to grab them rudely for feet cleaning and nail clipping. These procedures can be incredibly stressful for our pooches and as guardians it is fitting that we make the experience as … Continue reading