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What’s the Best Way to Keep My Pet’s Coat Healthy?

September 26, 2022

Morgan Hunt

What’s the best way to maintain your pet’s coat? While grooming needs will vary from pet to pet, here are a few basics to consider.  First, it’s important to note that your grooming regimen should be customized for your pet. Some pets simply require weekly brushing, while others may need daily brushing with the help of topical treatments to prevent knots and matting. The term “grooming” refers simply to topical maintenance of the coat and not necessarily a visit to the groomer.  Routine grooming is essential to maintaining your pet’s healthy coat. A regular routine has plenty of benefits not...


Q & A with Nicci Cammack

September 22, 2022

Jenna Harrison

Caitlin: What is your favorite supplement and why? Anything fresh – I am an advocate for adding fresh food in every pet’s bowl (even in small amounts). In my experience, small additions of fresh fruit, veggies and lean meats can make a profound difference.  Beth: What got you interested in animal nutrition? Like many in this industry, it was my own sick pet that was the catalyst for diving into animal nutrition. Many don’t realize that I came from the human side, and soon realized that the animal nutrition field does not have the depth of research and options that...


Redefining Transparency: a dirty word

September 22, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

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 that aim to provide a certain level of comfort to the consumer. However, most companies are not willing or able to prove it. Simple email requests for documentation of processes and testing from me, as a retailer, often go unanswered. The lack of response is sometimes from companies most pet owners know and trust. Believe it or not, some of these companies would surprise even the savviest...


What’s a Boredom Bag?

September 22, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

Our pets need stimulation and engagement when we’re not home or can’t spend time with them. Let us create our best-selling Boredom Bag for your pet. Each bag is lovingly built with your pet’s unique needs and tastes in mind. WATCH VIDEO


Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

September 22, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

Researchers have identified why cats eat grass. It’s not when they’re feeling ill and need to throw up. You’d be surprised to learn the real reason why they munch on grass and what you can do if they have this habit. LEARN MORE


Questions?

September 22, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

Our team of in-store experts are always ready to answer your questions about pet nutrition as well as general pet care when you come visit us. Always free of charge! COME SEE US!


Why Do People Want to Work Here?

September 8, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

NPP sets the standard when it comes to customer satisfaction. That comes from our devotion to your pets and the cutting-edge training and education each team member receives. Learn More


Is Your Pet Food Simply Good Enough, or Actually Good?

September 8, 2022

Nicole Cammack and Dr. Ryan Yamka

A version of this article originally authored by Dr. Ryan Yamka, PhD, MS, MBA, FACN, PAS, Dipl ACAS, and Nicci Cammack first appeared in the October 2020 Issue of Police K9 Magazine. You’ve likely been told to focus on the top 5 ingredients and the percentage of protein or fat when it comes to picking out food for your pet. While these may appear to be important, they aren’t the ideal way to pick out food. None of these factors consider what happens to ingredients when they are processed and enter a dog or cat’s body. Believe it or not,...


Q & A Session with Patty

September 8, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

I worked with another local pet store for a little while where I learned basic nutrition concepts and the health benefits about certain kinds of food.  But it was nothing like NPP!  When I saw that NorthPoint Pets & Company was hiring, I did some research on them and absolutely fell in love with what they did and what they stood for. It was my desire to learn more about pet health and nutrition to help my pets and the pets of all our customers. That’s why I was so eager to join the team.  Tell us about your pets!...


Crazy Catnip Kitties

September 8, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

There is plenty of folklore surrounding catnip. Catnip is addictive. Catnip makes cats angry. Or our favorite, catnip makes your cat hallucinate and see ghosts. Find out what really makes this natural herb in the mint family so pleasurable to your cat’s senses. Learn More


Wash Off the Smell of Summer!

September 8, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

Get rid of that grime and give your dog a relaxing and luxurious bath — without the mess! Every Wednesday this month, save $5 when you use our private and enclosed wash bays. Both stations include raised tubs, temperature-controlled water, shampoo, towel, brush, and high-powered grooming dryers. Learn More


What Makes Our Team Special

September 1, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

The award-winning NorthPoint Pets team is a multidisciplinary group of experienced and knowledgeable animal nutrition experts.  Our team receives extensive training to optimize your pets’ health through nutritional counseling, custom-designed meal plans, and working with local veterinarians and national experts. In-Depth Training We strive to provide you with the latest, most accurate, research-based information. Every team member undergoes ongoing training sessions to stay current on the newest pet nutrition science.  That training begins with our comprehensive in-house pet nutrition curriculum. This includes an orientation to all departments and products broken down by individual pet needs. We also provide continuing education...


Is My Dog ‘Too Old’ for a Raw Diet?

August 31, 2022

Nicole Cammack and Jenna Harrison

Senior dog owners often dismiss the idea of raw feeding because the animal is ‘too old.’ While nutrition is never one-size-fits-all, it’s also never “too late” to switch foods or supplement with fresh food.  If your dog has reached their golden years, improving their diet can be one of the most powerful changes you can make to maximize their health span. Common Misconceptions Surrounding Raw Food for Senior Pets: Misconception #1: A raw diet is too high in protein and/or fat for a senior dog.  This idea comes from the notion that raw meat is exceptionally high in protein and...


Is it Safe to Feed Your Dog a Raw Meaty Bone?

August 30, 2022

Michelle Yaglowski

The topic of feeding meaty bones tends to drum up some controversy. Is it safe to feed your pet a raw meaty bone? Is it even beneficial to your pet? How do you know which bones are safe to feed? Let’s address some of these questions. Raw meaty bones (RMBs) are safe to feed as long as they meet certain safety parameters: Meaty bones should be purchased from a reliable source with safe handling practices in place and that regularly tests their products for harmful pathogens. Use only RMBs sold specifically for pet consumption. In the U.S., a zero-tolerance policy...


Fresh Food: It’s Not All or Nothing

August 30, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

Current research supports the idea that adding even small amounts of fresh food can be a powerful way to boost your pet’s health. Fresh Bowl Topper Ideas  Fresh fruits and vegetables: spinach, broccoli, watermelon, blueberries, apples Hydrators: bone broth, goat milk Convenient toppers: freeze-dried or frozen raw


Caitlyn Shows How “Complicated” it is to Feed Your Pet Raw Food

August 25, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

How to feed your pet raw food in less than 60 seconds. Watch here


How Your Pet’s Kibble is Made

August 23, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

How do all of those ingredients make it into one kibble? Check out this video to see how processed pet food is made and what most manufacturers consider to be “balanced” nutrition. Watch here


NorthPoint Pets’ Cammack Appointed to Prestigious International Pet Food Research Panel

August 15, 2022

Jenna Harrison

August 19, 2022 CHESHIRE, Conn. — Nicole Cammack, animal nutrition researcher, doctoral candidate, and owner of NorthPoint Pets & Company, has been named an adjunct member of the University of Helsinki’s DogRisk team in Finland. DogRisk is a research group in the equine and small animal medicine department at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki. The group conducts independent research on the associations between dogs’ nutrition and their dis­eases, concentrating on disease prevention.  “I am delighted to have this opportunity and honored to serve with such a globally recognized powerhouse team in the field of pet...


Upcoming Events

August 11, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

Next Nail Trims Sunday, August 28th | 10AM – 3PM Cash only MARK YOUR CALENDAR Caturday & Cats Only  Nail Trim Event Saturday, August 27th  Caturday Sale | 9AM – 5PM Nail Trims: 3PM – 5PM Cash only. MARK YOUR CALENDAR


My Pets Eat Raw Because…

August 11, 2022

Nicole R. Cammack

Who’s enjoying the benefits of raw food diets? See Their Stories 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.

  • Shop NOBL Food Bars

    Pets before Profits, Formulated with no nonsense and no bull.



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