How to Keep Your Dog Happy & Safe During the Holidays

Holidays for Your Dogs? How to Keep Your Pet Safe…

The winter holidays are a time for feasting and fun. Naturally you want to share the good times with your dogs, include them in family gatherings, give them presents and maybe some special food treats. But the holidays can also be treacherous and stressful for dogs (and other pets, for that matter). Even the most innocent items become serious dangers when pets are around. Excited dogs can knock down trees or candles; and ornaments, holiday foods, and even presents can be health hazards. Keep These Things in Mind So Your Dogs Stay Safe Through the Holidays: Trees Natural foods may … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

5 Tips for a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

Now that we are officially in the post-Thanksgiving time of the holiday season, it’s time to start decorating for Christmas! I truly love the Christmas season. I always have. However, there are many Christmas decorations and traditions that can be potentially harmful to our pets. I can’t begin to share with you the number of Christmas tree-related injuries I experienced while working at the veterinary hospital. Everything from eye scratches to foreign body surgeries. Therefore, today I would like to discuss 5 tips for keeping your Christmas tree pet safe. 1. Watch Out for Toxins Christmas trees themselves are considered mildly … Continue reading

Shopping Tips for Pets and Pet Lovers on Black Friday!

Shopping Advices for Pets and Pet Lovers

Black Friday… are there any 2 words you would rather hear to help start the holiday season shopping? That’s right ladies and gents, today, November 27’th is the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. Black Friday means it’s time to start shopping, Black Friday means it’s time to get out the door and catch all of those fabulous sales, and Black Friday is a great time to go shopping for pets and pet lovers! We all know that Black Friday does not only last one day. I love the week long sales that most stores do, because I know … Continue reading

Holiday Safety: Training Your Dog to ‘Leave It’

Leave It Command to Train Your Dog

One of the biggest concerns families have in relation to their dogs during the holidays is keeping things that don’t belong to the dog away from the dog.   While management in the form of securing hazardous items away from dogs is a good idea, training in addition to management is an added safety and convenience feature. The holiday season brings things in to the environment that dogs have a tendency to want to explore such as decorations, food, and gifts; these things can be more than just a nuisance for your dog to get in to – they can be … Continue reading

8 Ways to Comfortably Dress Your Dog For Halloween

Halloween Costume That Is Comfortable to Your Pet Dog

Halloween – it’s spooky, it’s scary, it’s a sugary rush of fun, and let’s face it. You either love it, or you don’t. Personally, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love seeing the kids in costumes, I love taking my own kids out to experience the night, and I love dressing my dogs up. Yep, I said it, I love dressing my dogs in Halloween costumes. Today, I want to share 8 ways to comfortably dress your dog for Halloween. Not all dogs like to be dressed up in a costume, and while I would not recommend taking … Continue reading

8 Important Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

Halloween Advice for Your Dog’s Safety

Halloween can be a truly frightening day for our pets. With all of the chaos and darkness looming, there are many dangers of not looking after your dog on this spooky holiday. In preparation for Halloween this year, here are some tips to ensure your dog will be safe and comfortable! 1. Up to Date ID Information Many dogs get lost or run away on Halloween. The sounds and commotion might scare them into running away, or perhaps they run out the door when you open it for trick-or-treaters. It is extremely important to make sure that your pets have up … Continue reading

Happy Howlidays! Tips for celebrating Christmas with your dog.

For many of us, our pets are part of our family, and we include them in as many of our holiday traditions as possible. In fact, a recent study by PR Newswire found that 96 percent of the people they surveyed would rather spend Christmas with their dogs than with their in-laws! Whether it’s just you and your dog or your big family (including the in-laws) and your dog, here are some ideas for celebrating this magical time of year with pets. Doggie gift exchange- Don’t forget Fido’s gift! 4Knines firmly believes in spoiling pets too, and it’s with them in mind … Continue reading

4Knines Holiday Gift Guide For The Dog Lover In Your Life

Do you have a friend or family member on your holiday gift list that is crazy about their dog?  We at 4Knines understand… we are the same way.  If you are trying to find just the right present for your dog lover, check out our list below.  And don’t forget your furry family members when you’re checking names off of your holiday gift list! 4Knines firmly believes in spoiling pets too, and it’s with them in mind that we’ve designed our luxury line of comfortable and affordable products for dogs. Car seat covers- Give your furry best friend the gift … Continue reading

Happy Howl-O-Ween! Tips for celebrating the 31st with your dog

Halloween isn’t just for kids! Our four-legged best friends can benefit from some extra laughs, hugs and treats too. Whether you throw a doggie costume party or a chow-down contest, curl up with your dog for a movie or pass out candy together, spending extra time with your dog on this holiday that is known for causing frights will help keep the anxiety for him/her at bay, and give you a chance to spend some quality time with your pooch. Here are some ideas for celebrating the 31st with your dog: Doggie Costume “Paw-ty”- The jury is still out on this … Continue reading