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    • The best puppy (or any pet) advice according to science

      Puppies have the potential to bring enormous benefits to their owners’ lives and can be an asset during uncertain times, including lockdown. That said, caring for a young animal is not without its challenges. With more than one in four puppy buyers during the pandemic admitting it was an impulse decision, there are genuine concerns for the future of the animals taken on during this…

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    • What fuel the domestication of dogs? Believe it or not, it’s still up for debate. Here is one theory:

      Sometime between around 29,000 and 14,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers navigating northern Eurasia’s frigid landscapes turned wolves into dogs by feeding them lean-meat leftovers. That, at least, is a likely scenario that would have benefited both wolves and people, say archaeologist Maria Lahtinen of the Finnish Food Authority in Helsinki and colleagues. In harsh Ice Age winters, when game hunted by both species was lean and…

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  • Oh no they didn’t…

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us all to look at the world a bit differently. It’s influenced the way we work, how we shop, and even the way we gather. But there’s another way the pandemic is influencing our lives: the names of our pets.

    According to a survey conducted by Rover.com, a network of pet sitters and dog walkers, top-trending COVID-19-related names include Covi, Rona, Corona, and Covie.

  • National Geographic’s Best Animal Photo’s of 2020

    Check out a few of the images, and all of National Geographic’s best animal photos of 2020 here.

  • Podcast with Taz!

    Ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes at NorthPoint? What about dirty secrets in the Pet Industry? Recently our owner, Nicci Cammack, was a guest on a Pet Industry Podcast with Tazz Lafiti from the Petropolist in NYC!

  • Is Your Pet’s Food Really Holistic? 

    The word holistic started gaining popularity in the late 1960’s and has been increasing in popularity ever since. The word has many different meanings to many different people. For most, the word brings about thoughts of wholesome, healthy, natural, fresh, etc. As consumers, we’re conditioned to think holistic represents at least some level of quality, purity, or healthfulness of a pet food product bearing the term. It gives us a sense of confidence and trust in the product. But what is special about pet food packaging that proudly claims the product is holistic? Are there any guarantees? 

  • FDA Finds No Evidence that Grain-Free Diets Are Causing Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

    Since 2018, Canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has been a hot topic in the pet food industry, the veterinary community, the press and among pet owners. Although some veterinarians hypothesized there may be a potential association, there has never been a proven direct link (i.e., cause and effect) to grain-free foods (both over the counter or therapeutic) causing DCM in dogs including the FDA investigation.

  • The Best Holiday Pet Gift? Cats & Dogs Rejoice!

    Is your pet on the good list this year? Treat them to a very special NorthPoint Pets Holiday Boredom Bag! We’ll stock your bag with the most festive treats and toys that are hand picked just for them. This exclusive offer is only available for a limited time!

  • MUST Know: Pet Poison Hotline

    Do you know what plants and other household items could put your pet at risk? What about having the poison control number saved in your phone?

  • Kitty Corner: Keep Calm & Read This Article

    What do you do when your cat goes missing?  Don’t wait until it’s too late, Sarah from @Sarah’s Pet Sitting provides some great tips so you can keep calm should you ever find yourself in this situation!

  • Pets & People: Personalities Change As with their human owners, dogs' personalities change as they age. But some traits stay the same.   Learn More Here
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  • About NorthPoint Pets

  • At NorthPoint Pets we pride ourselves on research based pet nutrition with an individual approach, dedicated to finding an appropriate solution for every pet. We’re trying to help your pets stay happier, and healthier, longer.
    Four Paws at a time.

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