Redefining Transparency in the Pet Industry

Redefining Transparency: a dirty word

Transparency rarely exists in the pet industry. Despite what marketing tells us. So how do we fix it? There are a lot of products and companies that make health claims and clean sourcing which aim to provide a certain level of comfort to the consumer. However, most companies are not willing or able to prove

Goat Milk: Good for Pets? Fact or Fiction?

As a supplement, raw goat milk has nutritional benefits for your dog or cat. Many owners add it to kibble, canned and raw food for supplemental nutrition and extra moisture. Most goat milk for companion animal consumption does not go through pasteurization, meaning it also contains naturally occurring good microbes (probiotics) which may be beneficial

Are All Human Foods Dangerous for Dogs?

Every day there is more information made available to educate owners on various diets available. However, determining fact from fiction can be a challenge. Commonly discussed and debated topics include grain-free foods and the age-old practice of giving your pets “table food”. Should we feed human food to our pets? The short answer is it

Petfood Petfood Bulk Buying and Shelf-life

Pandemic: Considerations for Pet Food Bulk Buying and Shelf Life

The current economic situation is a grave concern for most of us: job loss, small businesses closing, and plunging investments. Many people have stocked up on essentials for themselves and likely for their pets as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. We know the shelf life of most human products, and that we can extend

Variety In Your Pet’s Diet

Varying your dog’s diet – also known as “rotational feeding” – not only keeps your pet from becoming bored with his food but also may have significant health benefits. Believe it or not, many processed foods like kibble or canned foods may not actually be 100% complete and balanced – even if the packaging says

Learn Why: Fresh fruits & vegetables are beneficial for pets

Let’s face it, we are human, always learning, and evolving. As far as nutrition goes, you hear one thing one week and it changes the next. We struggle to figure out what to feed ourselves never mind our pets. We’ve seen large shifts in recommendations for both humans and pets – and the prevalence of

Boredom Buster Ideas

More people are home with their pets these days and just like their humans, pets need to stay both mentally and physically engaged. Rather than have your dog decide how to entertain himself (i.e. eating your favorite shoes or chewing on your couch cushions) here are a few ideas to try out with your pooch.

Just because it looks like science doesn’t mean it is

AVMA says, “Study: Raw dog food often contains drug-resistant bacteria” On April 21, 2020, the AVMA emailed a link to an original article published on April 20, 2020, by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) examining the presence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens within raw meat-based diets (RMBD). Within this article, the CIDRAP

Global Pet Expo

For immediate release NorthPoint Pets & Company Awarded “Best Single Store Retailer” at Global Pet Expo 2020 Cheshire, CT – March 2020 – NorthPoint Pets & Company of Cheshire, CT has received a national award for “Best Single Store Retailer” by Pet Business and the Global Pet Expo 2020. Pet Business and the organizers of