5 Reasons Fish Oil Supplements Could Be Good For Your Dog’s Health

Fish Oil Supplement to Improve Dog’s Health

Fish oil is a popular supplement these days for many health conscious people. There are many proven benefits, and we now know that many of these same benefits also apply to our canine companions. What is Fish Oil? As the name implies, fish oil is derived from marine animals and is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Animals cannot manufacture these fatty acids on their own; they must be consumed in the diet. For this reason they are often referred to as “essential fatty acids.” Mackerel, tuna, salmon, sturgeon, mullet, bluefish, anchovies, sardines, herring, trout, and menhaden are all … Continue reading

One Thing That’s More Important Than Puppy Potty Training

Training Your Dogs at Early Stage with Proper Socialization

As a professional dog trainer, I obviously understand the need for my services and I often forget that others do not. It seems to be a common misconception that dog training services are only for those that want competing sports dogs or own dogs with complex behavioral issues. Many new dog owners do not realize they have a chance to shape their new puppy’s future – depending on when you start the training. So, When Do We Start? Puppies go through development stages, just like human babies. During the critical socialization stage, we have a chance to change how our … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Your Dog Could Be Urinating and Drinking Excessively

Urinating and Drinking Issues With Your Pet Canine and How to Deal With It

Has any of these scenarios have ever happened to you? Your dog who is housebroken is suddenly having accidents in the house. Your dog is wanting to go out for a walk multiple times daily when in the past 2-3 times were sufficient. Are you finding yourself filling your dog’s water bowl multiple times throughout the day? Has your dog all of sudden chosen the toilet bowl for a source of water? All of these may indicate a health problem with your pet. There are several medical conditions that contribute to these signs, five of which are discussed in this … Continue reading

June Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest Are Here!

Photo Contest Winner on 4Knines for June 2015

Here are the photos that won our Photo Contest for June!  These doggies’ families each 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, we pick new winners EVERY month! So, 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

June Charity Spotlight on Frosted Faces Foundation

June Charity Spotlight on Frosted Faces Foundation

For senior dogs, time is precious, and the good folks at Frosted Faces Foundation don’t want them to miss one second! Frosted Faces is a non-profit corporation dedicated to matching forever families to senior dogs who have been left behind in the high-kill shelter systems of Southern California. Seniors are often deemed less adoptable and are among the first to be put to sleep when shelters need space to accommodate incoming dogs. Frosted Faces staff and volunteers work with families interested in becoming designated Forever Families, conducting rigorous screenings to ensure all seniors are matched with a family committed to providing the … Continue reading

How to Use Your Body Language to Train Your Dog

Body Language To Communicate With Your Dog Best Friend

Your dog – man and woman’s best friend. Keeper of all of your deepest darkest secrets. You can talk to your dog for hours. Tell him everything you are unable to tell your friends, and you can trust 100% that he isn’t going to run off an gossip to the dog down the road. Mostly because, well, he can’t talk, but also because he doesn’t understand half of what your saying. Dogs are smart, there is no denying that. But their ability to learn around 165 words from the human language does not mean they can understand everything we say … Continue reading

10 Common Health Problems in Dogs

Health of Dogs Is One of Our Top Priorities

There is a plethora of information available to pet parents regarding common issues for dog breeds. However, there are a handful of health issues that most dogs experience in their lifetime. The purpose of the below list is to inform pet parents so that you can prepare for the potential issues your dog may face. (This list is in no particular order) 1. Intestinal Parasites These include tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and roundworms, among others. The most common, as cited by Perdue University include tapeworms and roundworms. The intestinal parasite that is the most dangerous to your dog is heartworm. … Continue reading

3 Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

Health Benefits of Your Pup Bestfriend

We all enjoy being around our companion canines, but did you know dogs can also have positive benefits on our physical and mental health? From the blood pressure lowering to the calorie burning and endorphin releasing merits of taking your dog for a walk, companion animal ownership is good for people. In fact, there’s a term for the beneficial effects companion animals have on human health: zooeyia. Although zooeyia may sound like an exotic disease where animals serve as the source of infection for people (zoonosis, there spread of illness across species), it’s actually the positive inverse of zoonosis. 1. … Continue reading

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe In the Water

Water and Keeping Your Pup Safe on Summer

If your dog is anything like ours, he absolutely loves water! In fact, we haven’t met many dogs that don’t enjoy splashing or swimming through a lake or pool, especially on those hot summer days. With summer in full swing, chances are you are going to be spending some recreational time with your pup in a local dog-friendly lake or pool. While your pup may seem like a natural swimmer, he is still susceptible to the same dangers that humans are. It is important to know how to keep your dog safe while he is in the water this summer. … Continue reading

5 Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Summer Time With Your Pet Dog

Summer is here and that means it’s going to be hot outside! While us humans look for ways to stay cool and beat the heat ourselves this summer, we shouldn’t forget about our furry canine companions. Dogs can suffer from a number of heat-related injuries, so it’s important to be mindful of their needs and keep them cool and hydrated when it’s hot outside. Here are 5 summer safety tips to help keep your dog cool this summer: 1. Make Sure Your Dog Stays Hydrated Of course, your dog is going to need plenty of fresh water available to stay … Continue reading