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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...


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...


Our 18 Favorite Lick Mat Treat Fillers

June 20, 2022

Jenna Harrison

If your dog or cat is stressed, bored, or suffers from separation anxiety, we recommend trying a lick mat. The lick mat is a durable rubber mat with a textured surface. Simply spread food or a favorite treat on the mat. Your pet will focus on the pleasurable repetitive licking action, releasing endorphins that help calm and soothe. Although many of our customers like to spread peanut butter (see warnings below) or yogurt on the lick mat, we’ve come up with these healthy and easy-to-use options: Fresh Foods Mashed Banana – Bananas provide an excellent source of prebiotics for gut...


Dirty Dog Doormats: The Secret to Clean (Pet-Friendly) Floors

May 9, 2022

Jenna Harrison

We know the drill: you’ve meticulously swept, mopped and polished your hard floors to a beautiful sparkling finish. And then you let the dog in, and in less than a minute your hard work is covered in dirt, sand, grass clippings, and paw prints. Ugh. And cat people can relate to the struggle, too. We’re looking at you – brushing the scattered cat litter from your feet before putting your socks on. We get it! As pet lovers ourselves, we’ve managed to find the best solution for keeping your floors a bit cleaner: Dirty Dog Doormats. These bad boys are...


4 Tips to Keep Ticks Away, Naturally

March 22, 2022

Jenna Harrison

We can’t wait to get outside with warm weather right around the corner. But the warm weather also means ticks, fleas, and other pests are out. When it comes to avoiding ticks, harsh pesticide products may not be best for your pet. Instead, here are our best tips to avoid bringing those pesky hitchhikers home with you. Add garlic to your pet’s diet. Garlic is a safe tick repellent for your pet. It’s antifungal, anti-parasitic, and a natural antibiotic that doesn’t destroy beneficial bacteria. Always give garlic with food so that it won’t irritate the gut lining. Serve your pet...


The Good, Better, and Best Dental Care for Your Pet

February 15, 2022

Jenna Harrison

Your pet’s dental health is an important piece of their overall health and wellness. Oral disease can be caused by diet, genetics, or poor oral care. Poor dental health can lead to other ailments, which is why pet owners should learn how to care for their pet’s teeth early.  As with most ailments, prevention of oral disease is key. Taking preventative steps saves you the time, stress, and money it takes to treat oral disease down the road.  Good preventative care should: Remove tartar and plaque Prevent tooth decay and gum disease Kill harmful bacteria Help prevent plaque Freshen breath...


Get to Know Our Nail Trimmer Vet Tech Jessica!

December 28, 2021

Jenna Harrison

If you’ve had an opportunity to bring your pet to have their nails trimmed, you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Jessica! We talked with Jessica to get to know a little bit more about her.  My name is Jessica Sambiase and I’ve been a veterinary technician at Stone Veterinary for 17 years. I started off in Vet Med as a receptionist with an extremely strong clerical background, and from there I worked my way up the ladder from receptionist to Veterinary Technician in about 7 years. I have worked in general practice with small animals, exotics, and wildlife but also...


Too Many Toys and Not Enough Play: How to Keep Your Dog Interested (Without New Toys)

December 14, 2021

Jenna Harrison

Dear NPP,  I love spoiling my dog with new toys. I bring home new ones for him all the time but he gets bored of them so quickly. Nothing really holds his interest for longer than a couple of days. What can I do to keep his interest?           Sincerely,                        Drowning in Dog Toys NorthPoint Pet Tips Lump your dog toys into groups. Each group should have at least one toy for each type of play: tug, fetch, puzzle, and chew. You can customize these...


The NPP Ultimate Gift Guide

November 23, 2021

Jenna Harrison

Our team at NorthPoint Pets compiled a list of what we are gifting our pets this Christmas season. Each gift is personalized for our pet’s personality and lifestyle. Take a look at some of our favorite products we can’t wait to gift our furry friends! Jenna  For Christmas, I’m getting my cat Aerie the Katt Evo Cat 3-tier scratcher. It’s a perfect height for her to sit and look out the window, plus the modern design matches my home decor!  Tina  This year I plan to get Petey a new coat from Canada Pooch. He is ALWAYS cold and while...


5 Ways to Engage your Cat with a Busy Schedule

September 27, 2021

Jenna Harrison

Cats have evolved to keep a rhythm of activities that keep their metabolism in check. This sequence affects every part of their daily metabolic processes, ranging from their hunger and digestion to their grooming and sleep cycles.  The Importance of ‘The Hunt’ Think about how a lioness lives in the wild: She sleeps during the midday hours. When she’s not sleeping, she spends most of her time hunting her next meal; roaming her territory in search of prey, then stalks, pounces, and catches it. After she eats, she grooms herself and goes back to sleep. And while you may not...


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Our Team Answers Your Top 3 Questions About Pet Nutrition

September 9, 2021

Jenna Harrison

At NPP, we’re passionate about the health and wellness of all your pets. Just for fun, we sat down with each team member individually and asked the same 3 questions, without sharing their answers with the rest of the team. Here are their answers! If you could give ONE piece of advice to someone feeding kibble, what would it be?   Jenna: Add some fresh food to the bowl. Beth: Hydrate it. Savannah: At least hydrate it, always. Kibble is so dehydrating. Caitlin: Hydrate it.   Tina: Add SOMETHING fresh. Nikki: Feed the BEST you can afford, and always add moisture with...


Brandon & Hades’ Raw Testimony

August 24, 2021

Jenna Harrison

 I was surprised by my best friend “Hades” 5 years ago by my girlfriend Chelsea and how can anyone forget that moment? A box was checked off the bucket list as we prepared ourselves for a great future with the little guy (A thirteen week old German Shepherd). Although, things changed drastically. When we had picked up Hades, he was actually within the progressive stage of Kennel Cough into Pneumonia. Tough, I know but luckily after immediate veterinarian assistance and a few weeks to recoup, Hades tackled Pneumonia and made it out okay. We were warned though that he most...


How To Turn Dog Toys Into Frozen Treats

July 21, 2021

Jenna Harrison

Dear NPP,  This heatwave has really put a damper on my dog’s activity options. He has boundless energy, but it’s just too hot for me to give him the exercise he needs outside. How can I keep him occupied and calm until we can get back to our outdoor routine? Sincerely,  Hot Dog Dad Dear Hot Dog Dad, During times when outdoor activity isn’t possible, mental enrichment can burn energy just as well as moderate physical exercise. When your dog has to actively think about how to execute a puzzle to retrieve that tasty treat, he’s engaging in his natural...


10 Reasons to Shop at NPP

July 15, 2021

Jenna Harrison

The NPP team understands that shopping for the right food, treats, and toys for your pet can be overwhelming. With so many options to choose from—and not all being trustworthy— the team at NPP carefully selects the best in quality, safety, and convenience for you and your pet. So let’s take a look at some of the reasons to shop at Northpoint Pets! 1. Real Professionals NorthPoint’s legendary reputation for excellence was well-earned by the team, composed entirely of passionate and dedicated pet professionals and owners. When you shop at NorthPoint, you’re not just getting a specially curated selection of...


Why Does My Cat Puke?

July 15, 2021

Jenna Harrison

Dear NPP, My cat throws up multiple times a week. It’s gross and I’m tired of cleaning up after her. Why is she puking and what can I do to prevent this? Sincerely,  Kitty Cleaner Upper Dear Kitty Cleaner Upper, Vomiting is one of the most commonly reported clinical signs noted in feline veterinary exams. While many cat owners fancy their cats as just having “sensitive stomachs” or simply “eating too fast”, chronic vomiting is not by any means healthy or ‘normal’. In fact, chronic or intermittent vomiting could be from a wide range of reasons from benign to a...


7 Reasons Why You’ll LOVE Freeze-Dried Food

June 28, 2021

Jenna Harrison

1. Nutritional Value Freeze-dried raw food is still raw and has not been cooked. Therefore, perhaps the best benefit of all is that it contains pristine nutrition for your pet: animal-based proteins, essential fats and amino acids in their most digestible, bioavailable form. At NPP we strongly believe that whole, fresh feeding is the best form of nutrition for your pet.   2. Versatility Perhaps the best perk about freeze-dried food is the versatility. Freeze-dried foods can be fed as: A complete meal – yes, they’re complete and balanced! A compliment to kibble or canned food A meal topper –...


3 Questions to Ask when Finding the Perfect Dog Chew

June 8, 2021

Jenna Harrison

Who is your chewer? Breed: Some breeds (such as pitties and shepherds) are known for their jaw strength, while other breeds like collies and terriers) are known for ability to problem solve. Is your dog craving a tough chew to gnaw on, or simply needs a chew that will keep their mind occupied? Age: Teething puppies will need a slightly softer chew to help soothe sore gums. Similarly, senior dogs may need softer chews for aging teeth.  Size: Regardless of age and breed, dog size/weight plays a crucial role in choosing any toy or chew. Any chew that is too...


7 Essentials for Adventuring with your Dog

May 13, 2021

Jenna Harrison

The weather is getting warm and your dog can’t wait to go exploring with you! But before you run out the door, are you prepared with the essentials? Here’s a list of must-have gear to enjoy your next outdoor adventure with your pup! 1. A Sturdy Collar and Leash It’s always a good idea to check the integrity of your dog’s collar and leash before leaving the house, even if you’re headed for a short walk. This is especially important when heading into a state park or open area where your dog may run into other dogs, wildlife, or other...


Bowl Building Tip #1: Just Add Water

May 11, 2021

Jenna Harrison

Proper hydration impacts your pet’s health at many levels and is the most powerful, least expensive improvement you can make to their diet. READ MORE


Dear NPP: How Do I Make My Dog Eat Slower?

April 23, 2021

Jenna Harrison

Mine Pet Platter Paw 5 Wobble Bowl    Licki Mat      Treat Tumble Dear NPP,  My dog INHALES his food! He swallows his kibble whole without chewing it at all and I worry that he’s going to make himself sick. What can I do to slow down his eating? Sincerely, Food Gulping Police Dear Food Gulping Police, If Fido gets so excited about mealtime that he is swallowing his food whole, there are some easy steps to take that will help slow him down: NorthPoint Pet Tips: Ditch the food bowl. Sounds crazy, but bowls allow a dog to...


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  • 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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