https://www.northpointpets.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/DSC_0708-scaled-e1680713836254.jpg 1555 2560 Jenna Harrison https://northpointpets.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NPP_nav_color-1-300x94.png Jenna Harrison2023-02-01 16:50:072023-05-02 13:19:57Over Grooming
Grooming is an essential part of your pet’s life. There are a couple of factors that play a role in how often to groom your pet. Skin health, coat type, (long, short, medium, curly, wavy, thick, etc.), activity level, health, and breed should all be considered. What happens if we groom our pets too frequently? Grooming too frequently can result in damage to the hair follicles, dry irritated skin, and can also lead to bacterial and/or fungal infections as well.
Why Accurately Measuring Your Pet’s Food is Essential/ Jenna Harrison
One of the easiest steps we can take to better our pets’ health is to measure their food accurately. Being attentive to meal portion size is an important detail for maintaining not just our pet’s weight, but their whole body health.
Why ‘Eyeballing’ Isn’t Enough
Feeding your pet the right amount of food is crucial for their overall health and well-being. Do you feed a “handful” or a “scoop” of dry food? Do you just fill your pet’s bowl? If so, exactly how much is that “scoop” or “handful”? Is your measurement more or less than a cup?
Pet Allergy Tests: Explained/ Tina Adams
Have you noticed your dog is extra itchy at certain times of the year or after eating certain foods? There are many factors to consider before performing an allergy test for your dog. Here’s what you need to know about allergy tests for pets.
Our First Lunch & Learn at Meriden Animal Hospital/ Jenna Harrison
We were recently invited to do our first ever NorthPoint Pets presentation at a local veterinary office! We discussed the challenges that pet owners face when it comes to deciphering marketing claims and choosing the right products for their pets.
The Little-Known Benefits of Feeding Eggshell Membranes/ NorthPoint Pets
Egg membranes are often overlooked as a potential source of nutrition for pets. However, they contain important nutrients that can benefit your dog’s or cat’s health. The egg membrane is the thin layer that separates the eggshell from the egg white. It comprises two distinct layers: the outer and inner membranes. Both of these layers are edible and contain various nutrients.
4 Easy Ways to Prepare for the Most Inconvenient Events/ Jenna Harrison
Not all pet emergencies are life-threatening. Some are simply inconveniences that always seem to happen at 5 p.m. on a Friday when your vet is going home for the weekend. When that happens, you need to be your pet’s first responder. This means having the right tools on hand to successfully deal with these “urgent care” but not “emergency care” issues.
Ward Off Ticks From the Inside Out!/ Nicole R. Cammack
Here in New England, fleas and ticks are an almost unavoidable nuisance in the warmer months. However, there are many alternatives to prescription products that work incredibly well. Additionally, there are other (sometimes lesser-known) factors that make your pet a desirable host. Here are some of our best tips for preventing unwanted hitchhikers from the inside-out!
The Humble Egg: A Nutrition Powerhouse/ NorthPoint Pets
As pet owners, we want to provide our pets with the best nutrition possible. With so many pet food options available, knowing what to feed your pet can be challenging. Eggs are a great source of protein and nutrients for humans, but what about pets? In this article, we’ll explore the benefits and risks of feeding eggs to your pets.