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New Coastal Pet Website Features Education Center

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Knowledge is the key to a healthy pet and a happy pet owner. At Coastal Pet, we are committed to providing high-quality, lifestyle products that support the care and safety of dogs and cats. Our newly-launched website features an Education Center filled with Tips and Advice, Videos and Newsletters, along with this new blog. Our blog will feature pet care, health and safety tips to make life with your pet an even better one. Check back often for the latest trends, products and ideas to keep your pet safe and happy, including the expert advice of guest pet bloggers from around the world.

Helpful Tips and Advice includes:

The Grooming and Sizing Guide lists the best grooming choices for your pet and guides you step-by-step on how to fit a collar or harness. Breed-specific pages offer custom nail and pet hair solutions and size ranges to take the guess work out of choosing the right product. Do you buckle up your pup? From state regulations on pet travel to pet-related accident data, our Car Safety page shows why we are committed to car safety and have been conducting independent safety crash-testing for years. Remove the mystery from chain and nylon training collars and accessories with our Proper Use of Training Collars pages. We explain the “why” behind each item so you can make an informed choice. Check out the Cat Safety Solutions page to see all of the ways we help your kitty stay safe, indoors or out.

Coastal offers quick and easy demonstration videos on grooming, training and specialty items to show you hands-on proper use to optimize your results. QR codes on our packaging link directly to each of these videos to help you choose the perfect product for your needs.

Be sure to sign up for our educational newsletter to stay updated on what’s new for you and your pet. From health and travel tips to helpful solution for all of your pet needs, we are committed to sharing our expertise to make your life easier and your pet’s life better. 

Walking a Dog at Night

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It’s that time of year again.  The sun is rising later in the morning and setting earlier at night. With 70% of dogs being walked at dusk or dawn, safety becomes a concern. There are several precautions you can take to keep safe while walking a dog at night.

Know Your Surroundings
Being aware of your surroundings will provide safety and a sense of calm. Stick to paths with which you are familiar.  Keep track of how far you’ve walked to know how long it will take you to get back home as nighttime falls. If you’re listening to music, keep it low so you can also hear what’s happening around you.

Walk Against Traffic
As the law states, walk against traffic.  This will also help you see what’s coming toward you so you can get your dog out of the way if necessary. Always walk on sidewalks when possible to avoid traffic.

Make Yourself Visible
Visibility is the biggest concern while walking a dog at night. Carrying a flashlight makes seeing your surroundings easier.  The flashlight should be bright enough to allow you to see where you’re stepping and what’s around you. Wearing bright, light colors make you more visible to oncoming motorists.

Make Your Dog Visible
Reflective collars, leashes and harnesses provide more visibility when walking a dog at night. Coastal Pet offers a variety of reflective dog collars, leashes and harnesses. Our reflective collars are adjustable and available in different sizes and patterns.

Reflective dog collars, leashes and harnesses include:

K9 Explorer® Reflective Dog Collar, Leashes and Harness

  • Feature reflective stitching woven into luxury nylon
  • Reflective nylon and rope leashes are strong, durable and comfortable
  • Reflective harnesses feature a comfortable neoprene chest pad 

Lazer Brite® Reflective Dog Collar and Leash

  • Same reflective material used by safety professionals
  • Visible up to 600 feet away
  • To be safe, you must be seen

Pet Attire® Pro Reflective Adjustable Dog Collar and Leash

  • Sporty colors include stitching that reflects oncoming light
  • Trending colors to keep dogs fashionable
  • Comfortable, padded, edged webbing

It’s important that your dog gets daily exercise. Don’t let the time change affect your routine. Stay safe while walking a dog at night with these tips.