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What Should I Do If My Pet Is Overweight?

December 18, 2022

Morgan Hunt

While our initial reaction to an overweight pet may be to call out how cute and cuddly they look, the reality is that their health is suffering. Obesity has quickly become one of the most common nutritional disorders and could be the most significant health threat to your pet.  According to a survey performed by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 56% of dogs and 60% of cats were classified as obese or overweight by their veterinarian, making it one of the most common health concerns in the veterinary world today.  That means over half of household pets are...


What Can My Pet Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

November 10, 2022

Morgan Hunt

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, it is important to discuss and understand which foods are okay to feed our furry friends. Many foods that we eat on Thanksgiving day are easily shareable with our pets but there are some foods that should be avoided. Let’s discuss the foods to give and when we should avoid sharing: Foods that can be shared PLAIN: These foods can be shared raw or gently cooked by baking, boiling, or steaming without added fats, sweeteners, or seasoning. Baked or boiled mashed potatoes/sweet potatoes Broccoli Green beans Carrots Turkey (white or dark meat) Cranberries Pumpkin Apples Foods/Ingredients...


How to Trim Your Pet’s Nails Safely

October 10, 2022

Morgan Hunt

Have you ever wanted to trim your pet’s nails at home but were scared that you would damage the blood vessels inside the nail?  While trimming your dog’s or cat’s nails is pretty straightforward, there are some important details to remember so you can safely, and confidently, trim your pet’s nails on your own.  Your Pet’s Nail Anatomy The first step of trimming your pet’s nails is understanding the anatomy of the nail. Start by looking at the top of your pet’s paw where the nail grows out and forward from the toe. This part of the nail is made...


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 Session with Morgan

July 26, 2022

Morgan Hunt

What brought you to NPP? I joined NPP with an eagerness to learn more about pet nutrition and to use that knowledge to help people and pets who need it most. I started out at Branford Veterinary Hospital in 2018 with no previous experience in veterinary medicine and by 2021 I was a certified veterinary technician. Both of my dogs (Tyson and Pongo) are what built my strong interest in nutrition on top of already working in the field as well. When you have pets that need preventative care to avoid future costs- you do what you have to do....


From a Vet Tech: “Why I Add Fresh Food for my Dogs”

July 28, 2021

Morgan Hunt

I have two dogs: Tyson (a Pit mix) and Pongo (a Dalmatian). I feed them salmon kibble but add a lot of fresh foods to their bowls like raw meat toppers, raw organic eggs, goat milk, bone broth, blueberries, green beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, and bananas. The biggest benefit is that I know they stay hydrated with all these toppers. On top of that, their coats shine, their teeth are pearly white, they’re fit and lean, and they’re happy!  I pay extra close attention to my Dalmatian’s diet because they’re really prone to urinary crystals and stones. I focus on...


Caring for Small Animals | A NorthPoint Pets’ Guide to Hamsters, Gerbils, and Rabbits

May 10, 2021

Morgan Hunt

The reason you’re reading this is that you have some interest in the small animal world, whether it pertains to chinchillas, guinea pigs, mice, rats, rabbits, gerbils or hamsters. In this article, you will learn about the nutrition, housing, and health concerns your small pet will need/have. Most small animals share the same nutrition and housing needs, but there are some variations as well.  Recommended Nutrition:  Hay: Your small pet should have unlimited access to high-fiber hay.  Offering hay helps prevent obesity, diarrhea, dental disease, or boredom in our smaller pets. Also, it tends to mimic their natural habitats where...


Q&A session with Morgan Hunt

April 22, 2021

Morgan Hunt

Tell us about your background in the veterinary field and your role. When I started at Branford Vet I knew nothing about the vet field other than just the animals my family-owned as I grew up. I started out as an assistant but caught on very fast and showed my worth where I am now a veterinary nurse(technician), my job is very fast-paced and a lot of learning every day. On a day-to-day basis, my job entails; answering phones, making appointments, handling monies, cleaning, organizing, setting up fecal floats, blood tests, etc. to getting proper drug dosages, preparing surgery patients,...


The Importance of Dental Health in Dogs and Cats

January 28, 2021

Morgan Hunt

February is here and what that entails in the animal world is Dental Health Month! Dental health is so important because poor dental health can have long term negative impacts on the heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver. Dental disease can impact pets of any age, but some factors can influence risk which includes: Age Breed Genetics Poor diet Health status Home care Bacterial flora of the oral cavity Halitosis (bad breath) Drooling Blood-tinged saliva Pawing at mouth Plaque can form and build up on your pet’s teeth as quickly as 24 hours and if dental care/preventatives are not taken 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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