July 2017 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

July 2017 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

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

Why Dog Size Does Matter

Why Dog Size Does Matter

There are some trends in dog breeding that should never have been dreamed up. One that falls firmly into this box is teacup puppies. There’s no official definition of teacups and no dog registries recognise them but loosely they’re small dogs that are bred to be smaller than their breed’s average weight and size. Commonly bred teacups include Yorkshire Terriers, Pomeranians, Poodles, French Bulldogs, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzers and more. They are hugely popular on social media and tap into the current Zeitgeist of worshiping everything cute. And their appearance is cute if, like most humans, you react to baby-like features, … Continue reading

How to Prevent Food Aggression

How to Prevent Food Aggression

Bringing home a new dog or puppy can be just as exciting as it can be overwhelming.   As a pet parent, you are responsible for not only your new best friend’s physical health but for their behavioral health as well. As pet owners, we want to prevent as many unwanted behaviors as we can. Food aggression is one of those (all too common) unwanted behaviors. Food aggression is rooted in the idea that your approach is something to be feared. Sometimes this fear is genetic and therefore very difficult to prevent. However, food aggression is more frequently a learned behavior. There … Continue reading

How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

Is my dog fat? Nobody wants to admit it but over half of us have an overweight pet! The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) recently released their 2016 clinical survey survey where a whopping 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the U.S. were classified as overweight (Body Condition Score of 4) or obese (BCS 5) by their veterinary healthcare professional. This equals an estimated 41.9 million dogs and 50.5 million cats that are too heavy. Not only are the shear numbers staggering but these numbers continue to rise each year. Yikes! Obesity in our pets is a … Continue reading

10 Tips to Help Your Dog “Beat The Heat”

10 Tips to Help Your Dog "Beat The Heat"

Wow!! It’s getting hot out there! Fun in the sun, swimming, outdoor activities… summer can be great! But, how hot is too hot when it comes to your dog? Check out these 10 tips to help your dog beat the heat! 1. Frozen treats! Dogs are very much like us humans when it comes to a cool treat on a hot day! 2. Shade is your best friend. Whether you’re in the comfort of your own home, or out on a walk with your pooch. Find some shade and take a break from the sun. 3. Air conditioning! I couldn’t make it through … Continue reading

How to Make the RIGHT Decisions for Your Dog…

How to Make the RIGHT Decisions for Your Dog...

We can all agree that this is tough. No matter the decision you have to make, it requires research, consideration, contemplation and sometimes a little soul searching. I am grateful that I have not had to make too many major decisions for my dogs. My first dog, Chloe, was a 6 lb. Yorkshire terrier who came to live with me in 1990. I knew absolutely nothing about dogs. My lack of knowledge included getting one (breeder), taking care of one and living with one (I think that covers every category). I made every mistake possible without actually causing harm to my … Continue reading

Why You Should Not Shave a Siberian Husky

Why You Should Not Shave a Siberian Husky

Ahhh, summertime is here! It is the long-awaited season of fun in the sun and having our furry best friends accompany us on so many of our adventures.   With summer, comes that ol’ hot summer heat, and while a double-coated northern breed dog, such as a Siberian Husky, may make you feel hot looking at all that fur, and you may be tempted to shave him/her, I am here to tell you, don’t do it! Maybe you have seen one of those so-called “funny” shaved Husky memes going around on social media, but the truth is shaving a Husky, … Continue reading

Help! My Dog Is Scared of Thunderstorms!

Help! My Dog Is Scared of Thunderstorms!

Ah yes… thunderstorms. If ever there was a common fear among so many dogs, it is the dreaded crack of thunder rumbling through our homes during a storm. Where I’m from, since the warm weather hit, we have had storm after storm after storm. Luckily, my huskies don’t seem to mind them. My human kids on the other hand… but what about the dogs that literally shake and hide with fear during a storm? In my dog groups on FB I have seen so many pleas from people – help, my dog is scared of thunderstorms! So today, I thought … Continue reading

Homemade Stocks & Broths for Healthy Canine Bodies

Homemade Stocks & Broths for Healthy Canine Bodies

Recently a friend mentioned she had noticed her dog showing difficulty getting up so she needed to find a supplement for his joints. As we talked, I realized she didn’t feed him any broths or stocks.   Bone broth and chicken stock are staples in my house so I tend to think everyone feeds it to their dogs. The Benefits These mineral rich infusions contain calcium, gelatin and glucosamine chondroitin which can serve as preventatives as well as healing. Kirby at eight years old runs, jumps, and plays as if he was a puppy and easily keeps up with his … Continue reading

Are Human Foods Safe for Your Dogs?

Are Human Foods Safe for Your Dogs?

As dog parents, we strive to keep our dogs as healthy as possible but sometimes we overlook the basics.   Just as humans, each dog has a different diet. You should always be aware of your dog’s allergies and talk with your vet before adding or subtracting food/treats. Here at Best Bully Sticks, we have created a list of human food that is either safe or unsafe for your pup so that you are never in doubt! We understand that your dog may be the exception to some of these but this article’s content is safe for most dogs. If you … Continue reading