4 Dog Toy Safety Tips

Dog Toy and Safety

Nothing makes me happier than seeing my dog Rooney, run around the house with a toy in his mouth. He loves toys and I love buying him new ones. Although dog toys represent fun and play time, as pet parents we need to consider our dog’s safety when choosing dog toys. For example, Rooney loves squeaky toys. However, his mission is to find and destroy the squeeker inside the toy. Turns out, after living with Rooney for 3 years, I have learned that his mission is to destroy any toy that crosses his path. After realizing how Rooney valued his … Continue reading

Our 3 Favorite Dog-Friendly Vehicles

Pet Car Seat Covers

Summer is almost here and we know that you have some big trips planned for your and your pup! With so many different places for you and your best friend to explore and discover, you need a vehicle that is built to handle even the most uncharted adventures. From the most rugged mountain terrain to the winding coastal highways, you need a car that can comfortably take you and your dog wherever the winds carries you. We have scoured car lots across the country and have found some fabulous vehicles that combine just the right amount of luxury and utility. Jeep … Continue reading

How to Stop Your Dog From Being Scared of Traveling in a Car

Traveling With Your Puppy in a Car

Most of the time, dogs who have a fear of going in a car have had some sort of traumatic memory in the past. This doesn’t have to be anything that we, as humans, would call traumatic, however. Indeed, it may seem as if from one day to the next, your dog simply decides to be scared of vehicles. Once it has made that decision, it may seem impossible to ever get it in the car again. However, there are actually things that you can do. Although some people choose to keep their dog out of the car, this is … Continue reading

Is There a “Love Hormone” That Makes You Love Your Dog?

Love Hormone and Relationship With Your Dogs

How much do you love your dog? Does your dog love you just as much? We don’t have kids.  We have a dog.  And we love our dog. Saying “I love my dog” doesn’t come close to describing how I feel when I think about her.  Just looking at her makes my heart swell. I feel good just being around her, and I know she feels good being around me. As it turns out, science has a hand in this love connection.  Have you heard of the “Love Hormone?” That’s how some people refer to oxytocin, which acts as a chemical … Continue reading

And The First Winners of The 4Knines Photo Contest Are…

Photo Contest for 4Knines

We are excited to announce the first two winners of our Photo Contest Kate Nesto and Teri Marsh! They sent in these adorable photos of their pups on their 4Knines Rear Seat Covers and won a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Kate Nesto was our first entry and her dog is adorable! Teri Marsh is our second winner! Juno is so happy in this picture. That’s probably why a bunch of people voted for her! 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/

3 Games to Strengthen the Bond with Your Dog

Bond and Moments With Your Canine Friend

The relationship you have with your dog needs to be fostered just like any other relationship in your life; however, most of us have had lots of practice getting along with friends, partners, or parents, but few of us have taken the time to learn how to strengthen the relationship with our pets. I’ve learned over the years with my lab-mix Coco, that innovative games–keeping her mentally satisfied–goes a long way in making sure we get quality time together to bond. Here are our 3 favorite games and why they work to keep us close. 1. Hunting: Don’t let the … Continue reading

Rescue Begins with Rehabilitation – March 4Knines Spotlight on Raven Pines Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation

Dog Rescue on Rescueme.org

You’ve probably heard of at least a dozen dog rescue groups, but one Arizona-based group is taking saving canine lives to a new level. Raven Pines Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation (RPDRR) helps at-risk dogs find sanctuary to heal, learn to trust and become strong in heart and mind again. Saving puppies and older dogs from horrible living conditions or poor environments is the just the first step for the dedicated workers and volunteers at Raven Pines. With a peaceful touch, these caring individuals restore dogs through exercise, training, and structure, transforming the dogs into the best they can be. The … Continue reading

How to Deal With Dogs Who Get Carsick

Carsick Issue With Canines

Imagine traveling to the park with your dog and then your pet suddenly starts to drool and looks a bit worse for wear. Before you can do anything, the dog brings all its food back up, all over your car. It is a good thing if you have a front seat cover installed but this is probably not what you were hoping for. Dogs get carsick, probably more often than people do. One of the main problems with this is that dogs who get carsick often start to fear driving, meaning any future trips become increasingly stressful. Luckily, there are … Continue reading

Top 10 Ways to Manage Canine Arthritis Naturally

Canine Arthritis and Canine Health Issues

Canine arthritis pain is one of the most common reasons owners pursue evaluation and treatment with a veterinarian. Arthritis happens when one or more of the body’s joints are inflamed. When untreated, canine arthritis can progress to osteoarthritis (OA) where the cartilage surfaces lining joints is damaged and normal range of motion (ROM) is compromised. Top Signs of Arthritis In Dogs Clinical signs of arthritis in dogs may be mild or severe and only become evident when the disease has significantly advanced. Dog owners can see obvious lameness (limping), difficulty navigating stairs or getting onto or down from elevated surfaces, … Continue reading

10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Canines

Canines and Character of Dogs

Dogs are unique, fun animals, and most pet owners will agree that they really brighten our days. We probably know just about everything about our dogs’ personalities, but you might be surprised about just how much you didn’t know about dogs!  Like, dogs have twice as many muscles for moving their ears as humans, and that they use them to make more than 100 facial expressions. Pretty cool, right? Here are some other fun facts you might not know about canines: 1. Some small breed dogs’ stomachs are the size of a walnut! 2. The average dog is as smart … Continue reading