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Why Your Pet’s Skin Issues Aren’t Always at the Surface?

October 5, 2022

Michelle Yaglowski

Grooming is an essential part of owning a pet. But have you ever asked yourself why?  Regular brushing, bathing and nail trimming can assist with not only the overall appearance of your pet but also have some physiological benefits. Brushing your dog’s coat regularly removes the dead hair, prevents mats, and even allows their coat to breathe and grow new hair. Brushing your pet is also essentially a massage—and who doesn’t enjoy a massage? It provides great bonding time between you both. One of the more common issues that bring dog owners to NorthPoint Pets is a dog’s skin. Allergies,...


Picking the Best Pet Grooming Brush

October 5, 2022

Jenna Harrison

Brushing your dog’s coat is essential to your pet’s health. Regular brushing removes loose hair before it sheds on your carpet and clothes. It also clears out dead hair and straightens tangles. Tangles can cause painful skin irritations and infection if left unattended.  Brushing is also good for your dog’s skin. By running the brush through the fur, the movement stimulates the production of natural oils in the skin. Finding the right brush to use on your dogs can be confusing. Many of our customers feel overwhelmed by the options and which brushes work best on the many coat types. ...


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...


Won’t my dog (or my family) get sick if I feed a raw diet?

August 6, 2021

Michelle Yaglowski

We, as humans, have always been told to cook our meat to eliminate pathogens like Salmonella, E. Coli, or Campylobacter. The truth is, there are very little documented cases linking raw feeding to enteric pathogens. In a study by DogRisk1, stool samples were tested in dogs who were fed raw diets and some who were fed kibble-based diets. It was discovered that “Zoonotic meat-borne bacteria—such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, and enteropathogenic Yersinia—were only sporadically detected in RMBD (raw meat-based diets) by PCR.”1 This means that there is no consistency with raw diets and enteric pathogens. As long as basic, safe handling...


My Dog Has ‘Normal’ Poop. Does He Really Need A Probiotic Or Digestive Enzyme?

July 19, 2021

Nicole R. Cammack

YES! 80% of your pet’s immune system resides in the gut, meaning healthy gut flora is incredibly important for overall health and wellbeing.   Pro-Tip: Itchy skin, bad breath, ear infections, picky eating, and even anxiety can indicate an unhealthy gut. Your pet’s poop only shows a small part of a very BIG picture.


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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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    Caturday & CATS ONLY Nail Trims
    11.26.2022 | 9am - 5pm

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