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Keep Your Pup Safe From Rattlesnakes This Summer

One of our favorite summer activities to do with our pups is to hop in the car (with our dog seat cover!) and go on nice nature walks or hikes.

While these outings can be fun and especially exciting for your dog, there is one real danger that every dog owner should be aware of, especially if you are in an area that is prone to this threat. If you live in areas like Arizona or Colorado, rattlesnakes can be a real threat while you are on your walk or hike. Rattlesnakes are not only dangerous for you, but they are extremely dangerous for your pup, especially if he is curious.  This is a picture of a Rattlesnake that Ares (one of the 4Knines Dobermans) tried to make friends with last week. Before you go on your next nature hike this summer, there are a few things to keep in mind about rattlesnake safety and awareness.

Rattlesnake Vaccine

This vaccine may not be ideal for pups who do not have the potential of being exposed to rattlesnakes. However, it is extremely important for those dogs that may encounter one of these snakes. This vaccine contains rattlesnake venom and works to reduce and delay the symptoms of a rattlesnake bite. It does not make your dog immune to a bite so, if your pup gets bitten by a rattlesnake, you will still need to seek immediate care at your local vet.

Keep Your Pup On a Leash

Most rattlesnake bites tend to occur when a dog is on a very long leash or not on a leash at all. When you go on your next hike, try to keep your pup on a 6-ft leash. A lot of times, you might be able to hear a rattlesnake before your dog gets too close to one. If you do encounter a rattlesnake, it is important to stay calm. Slowly and calmly back away from the snake until you and your pup are out of reach and then carefully make your way to another area or back to your car.

Avoid Snake Prone Areas

While you and your pup are on your walk or hike, it is important to stick to the trail and avoid any rocky areas, as well as dense brush. If you stick to the trail and avoid these grassy or brushy areas, you are more likely to see a snake before it becomes a real danger. Rocks and brush offer perfect hiding spots for snakes. Be sure to keep up with our blog to learn more about what to do if your dog gets bitten by a rattlesnake.

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EXCELLENT SEAT COVER

We liked the first cover so much that a few days later we purchased a second one. The cover installs very, very easily, fits and covers the rear seat and the back of the front seats of our Subaru Tribeca perfectly, has flaps that cover the door-side edges of the rear seat, and stays perfectly in place. Spilled or tracked water beads up on the material and can be easily wiped off. At first our dog did tend to slide just a little on the new cover, but he soon learned to stand, sit, and lay just as well as he did before on the uncovered seat. The hammock portion seems like it might provide some little bit of protection in a sudden stop (our guy will chew apart any "doggie seat belt" type of restraint in very short order - so that option is out of the question for us). As to keeping him out of the car front-area - well, our long-legged Standard Poodle has no problem in still looking closely out the front windshield by putting his front feet on the center console - straddling the hammock - with no problem whatsoever. But we did discover that having the hammock in place does allow us to safely keep his water bottle and dish, his leash, and an old towel on the floor under the hammock - where he can no longer get at them (especially the leash and towel) to chew on them. All in all, an excellent seat cover.

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My furbabies don't like leather seats!!!! But they love this seat cover!!!

Very hard to find a split bench seat cover at a reasonable price, this one fit the bill. Easy to install, very durable and looks to be easy to clean. Wanted something that would protect the leather seats and was pet friendly (hate it when the material of regular seat covers snags toenails and collars). I don't think I will have to buy another for many years!!!

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My Doodle approves!

Received on time, fits great and easy to install. Color is a great match. So far, so good. Durability? Time will tell. It appears to be well constructed.

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Fits my 2018 VW Tiguan perfectly

Very happy with our purchase. Fits perfectly, was easy to install and keeps the leather seats in our brand new vehicle perfectly clean.

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This is actually a replacement for my original 4 knines cover which was 4 years old. I used it daily (bringing my pup to work with me) and washed it weekly, so the backing finally started to flake apart and come off. This newer version is easier to put over the headrests, great improvement in the strap and closures. Also the best improvement is the side flaps, the old cover didn't have these. These flaps help to catch the dirt from dogs feet when they are jumping up into the car, instead of it going on the side of the seat.

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Fantastic

This is my 2nd seat cover from 4knines and love them both. The product and service were both fantastic.

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Repeat customer VERY satisfied.

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Split Rear Dog Seat Cover - Fitted - No Hammock

I had ordered this item from an on-line site and was extremely disappointed when I received the wrong item. I was impressed with the quality of the seat cover and decided to contact 4Knines directly. I placed my order with Maggie and received the Split Rear Dog Seat Cover within three days. The seat cover fits nicely in my new Honda CR-V and as stated by 4Knines, is very easy to install and remove. My 8-month old labradoodle Brodie likes the comfort, and friends agree with him. Great quality item, reasonably priced, and outstanding customer service. Thanks 4Knines.

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