Recently WSAVA updated their nutritional recommendations to guidelines. This change will influence the way veterinarians, pet owners and consumers evaluate and choose pet foods, and encourages these parties to ask several questions in regard to nutrition validation, food safety and the credentials/experience of those who formulate. As a result, NPP is making significant changes to the way we evaluate current products and make decisions bringing in line extensions and new products.
CHESHIRE, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021– NorthPoint Pets & Company announced today that the company was named the 2021 Storefront Retailer of the Year by the 3rd Annual Independent Pet Innovation Awards. NorthPoint Pets was selected from a field of over 1,250 nominees, including other top companies and innovations from across the pet care industry.
As everyone is going back into the office or back to school, our dogs will soon be home alone and left to their own devices. Too often we hear owners focus solely on physically tiring their pups but forget to tire them mentally. Here are two ways to provide mental enrichment for your dog so that they don’t get bored while everyone is gone:
If you’re just catching up Midwestern Pet foods (manufacturer of Earthborn, ProPac, SportMix, CanineX, Venture, Unrefined and Wholesomes) rounded out 2020 with an expansive ‘voluntary’ recall secondary to aflatoxin contamination among a variety of their products. As 2021 began the ‘voluntary’ recall became larger – however, as retailers and consumers we were assured that this incident was isolated to one of their four US plants. If you are wondering why I put ‘voluntary’ in quotes, it’s because voluntary recalls are
Senior pet 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 to supplement with fresh food. If your pet has reached its golden years, improving their diet can be one of the most powerful changes you can make to maximize their healthspan.
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 top-of-the-line products. You’re getting unbiased, specialized expertise in diet, nutrition, and enrichment.
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.
In feeding our pets, most of us would like to offer food made from animals that are humanely raised, pasture-raised, or otherwise treated well. Since these definitions are not regulated pet food brands are able to make claims about the nature of their product without having to prove or define what it means. In other words, if this claim is not accompanied by the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) or Certified Humane label, it may simply be a marketing gimmick.
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.