Coastal Pet Blog

Cat Grooming Essentials

Cat Grooming, Animal Behavior College, Guest Blog

Monday, November 27, 2023

Upon hearing "Grooming Essentials," many people automatically think of dog grooming. This is understandable, given that more pet parents have their dogs professionally groomed than their cats. That doesn't mean cats can't or shouldn't be groomed, and even if you don't consider taking your kitty to a grooming salon, it doesn't mean you can't perform essential grooming with your cat at home.

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Stryker’s Ranking of Rascals® Toys

Rascals, Toys, Stryker

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Coastal Pet Products’ very own Stryker Stout – Coastal’s PupLick Relations Canine – celebrated his 6th birthday on October 5. No paw-ty is complete without toys, so we took time to ask Stryker about some of his favorite Rascals® toys in celebration of his big day.

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Shine a Light on Safety with Reflective Pet Products

Nighttime Safety

Thursday, September 7, 2023

To be safe, you and your pets have to be seen. This can become more difficult during Fall and Winter as daylight decreases and walks or outdoor explorations occur in low-light conditions. Thankfully, Coastal Pet Products has the well-being of your furry friends in mind with our offering of products that shine a light on safety.

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Your Hunting Trip Packing List

Hunting, Outdoors, Water & Woods

Monday, August 14, 2023

Hunting with your dog is an experience where the two of you can bond and enjoy the great outdoors together. Coastal Pet Products created our Water & Woods® collection for outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, and camouflage lovers. From hunting training to being out in the elements, Water & Woods® has all the products needed during hunting season and beyond.

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Toys that are the Cat’s Meow

Turbo, Cat Toys

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Cats are naturally curious creatures, and their curiosity can lead them to want to explore off-limits areas or play with off-limits household items. If you own a cat – or multiple cats – it is important to have cat toys to provide exercise and entertainment. Cat toys also allow cats an approved scratching area (that’s not your furniture or woodwork) and stimulate their natural urge to hunt.

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Which Safe Cat® Collar Matches Your Cat’s Personality?


Thursday, June 8, 2023

Take this quick quiz to find out which Coastal Pet Products Safe Cat® Collar best fits your feline’s fancy! Tally up the points that correspond with your answers to each question, then compare your total points to the different collars at the end of the quiz.

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Which Trendsetter Collection Matches Your Dog’s Personality?


Thursday, June 8, 2023

Take this quick quiz to find out which Coastal Pet Products Trendsetter Collection best meshes with your pup’s personality! Tally up the points that correspond with your answers to each question, then compare your total points to the different collections at the end of the quiz.

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Don’t get Bowled Over by Pet Bowl Options

Bowls, Maslow

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Just as pets come in different shapes and sizes, so do their food bowl options. Mealtime is important for pets and their owners. If you are trying to decide the best bowl style and type for your pet, read on to learn about the different options.

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Heartworm Disease - A Major Health Threat to Pets

Healthy Pets, Heartworms, Prevention

Monday, April 3, 2023

Despite advances in our knowledge of heartworm disease, including improved diagnostic tests and safer, more effective treatments, heartworm remains a major health threat for pets. The statistics are grim - as of 2019, there are no heartworm-free states in the lower 48 United States. And, according to the American Heartworm Society, more than 1 million pet cats and dogs in the United States are infected with heartworms.

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Which Tie Out Should You Use for Your Dog?

Summer, Outdoors, Tie Outs, Spring

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Spending time outdoors is a way pet owners can bond with their dogs. Whether it is in the backyard or at a campsite, owners like to give their dogs controlled freedom to roam. How can you keep your dog secure while allowing them to explore? A tie out is a solution.

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Training Tips from Animal Behavior College

Animal Behavior College, Training

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Written by Steven Appelbaum, President – Animal Behavior College Many of you might not realize this, but February is National Dog Training Education Month and Responsible Pet Owners Month. In addition, February 27th is International Polar Bear Day, and as a professional animal trainer, President of Animal Behavior College, and passionate animal lover, I want to comment on all three.

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Auto Safety is not only for Humans -- Pets need Protection, too

Pet Safety, Auto Restraints

Friday, January 13, 2023

When you get in your vehicle, you may not think twice about buckling your seatbelt for safety. Can the same be said when it comes to your pet? According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 70% of people traveling with their dogs are not restraining them. Using a proper restraint for your dog while in the car makes the ride safer for them as well as yourself.

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The Importance of Kitten Collars

Kitten, Collar, Safety

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Collars are commonly seen on dogs of all sizes and even on some cats, but should your kitten wear a collar? The short answer is yes! As tiny as kittens can be, wearing a collar is important for a variety of reasons and it is best to familiarize them with one at an early age.

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Harness vs. Collar, which is best to use when training your dog?

Dog Training, Animal Behavior College

Monday, November 28, 2022

The question of which tools are best to train dogs has been discussed among pet owners and dog trainers for decades. For many years, the standard tools for teaching basic obedience commands (AKA cues) were a six-foot leather or nylon leash and a properly fitting slip collar, more commonly known as a “choke chain.” However, times change, as do preferences and attitudes. Nowadays, many trainers elect not to use a slip collar and instead opt for a body harness or head collar.

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Taking a Look at Dog Training Collars

Dog Training, Training Collars

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

When it comes to training a dog, owners should be aware of their dog’s unique needs as well as their own goals and desires. With multiple training tools available, it can be difficult to understand the benefits of each one and choose a product. We are going to break down the uses and benefits of two training collar options.

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Smart Practices for using Dog Training Dummies

Dog Trainer, Dummy, Water & Woods

Monday, October 31, 2022

Whether you are a hunter training your dog to hunt or an owner who would like your dog to get involved with retrieval competitions, dummies are a tool that can be incorporated during training processes. Coastal Pet Products’ Water & Woods® collection offers a variety of training dummies, scents, and fowl trainers for any retriever training situation.

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The "Whys" Behind the Water & Woods® Collection

Friday, October 7, 2022

While the name of Coastal Pet Products’ Water & Woods® collection may seem self-explanatory, there is so much to know about these products created for those who love the outdoor lifestyle. The items in this collection are perfect for anyone with hunting and retriever dogs, as well as for camouflage enthusiasts. As hunting season approaches, learn about the “whys” behind Water & Woods®.

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Pack these Essentials for your Next Camping Trip

Essentials, List, Outdoors, Camping

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Fall is a fun time to take outdoor adventures with your four-legged friends. From colorful leaves to cooler temperatures, there is something special about this time of year. If you are planning a camping trip and would like to take your pet along, there are some essentials you need to add to your packing list.

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The Importance of Breakaway Buckles on Cat Collars

Breakaway Buckle, Cat Collars, Safety

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Cats are naturally curious creatures. No matter if your cat likes to explore indoors or outdoors, hazards like branches or kitchen hooks can be present. If your cat’s collar gets snagged on such objects, it could lead to entanglement or a choking hazard. To protect the safety of your feline friend, consider a collar with a breakaway buckle.

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Using a Head Halter, Front-Connect Harness or Clicker to Train Your Dog

Animal Behavior College, Dog Training

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

There are numerous ways to train a dog with simple voice commands among the most common. While voice commands are effective, there are several training tools that can help make the process easier. Coastal Pet Products offers a few such products, including a head halter, no-pull chest harness, and a clicker.

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Why Cats Love Corrugated Toys

Turbo, Cat Toys

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Anyone who’s ever owned a cat – or seen a cat-themed YouTube video – knows how much our feline friends love cardboard boxes. But cardboard doesn’t have to be in the shape of a box to get their kitty hearts racing.

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From Pet Store Basement to 400,000-Square-Foot Manufacturing Plant

History, Jim Stout, Coastal Pet

Thursday, July 14, 2022

What do horse feed baskets and dog collars have in common? In the case of Tom Stout, one of the original co-founders of Coastal Pet Products, making horse feed baskets from poly ski rope inspired him to make dog collars from the same type of material – at a time when dog collars were only available in leather, and always had been.

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Is Your Outdoor Cat Safe at Night?

Cats, Safety, Reflective

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

One of the easiest ways to ensure the safety of your indoor/outdoor cats is to make them more visible, particularly to drivers who most likely won’t spot them when it’s dark outside until it’s too late. Cats are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. In other words, cats that have access to the outdoors are most likely to be roaming their neighborhood streets during these two low-light times of day.

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What is Quality Assurance & Why It Means You Never Have to Worry

Testing, Quality

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Merriam-Webster defines quality assurance as “a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met.” That’s a whole lot of nice-sounding words but at the end of the day what does Quality Assurance mean for a pet owner wandering through a retail store looking for a new collar and leash set?

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Choosing the Right Dog Collar

Safety Tips, Sizing Guide

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Choosing the right dog collar involves selecting the right kind of collar, the material that’s best for your dog, and the right size. We break down everything you need to know about choosing the right dog collar for your furry best friend.

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