Coastal Pet Blog

Welcoming a Kitten into your Home

Kitten, Introducing a New Pet

Monday, June 24, 2024

Spring and Summer bring many wonderful things: nice weather, green grass, blooming flowers – and kittens! Most of the United States experience an increase in kittens born throughout the Spring and Summer months. If you are planning on adding a feline friend to your family, below is a list of supplies you’ll need to prepare for their arrival.

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Entering the Canine Splash Zone: Water Safety Tips for Dogs

Pro, Water

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Summer is a time to make a splash and beat the heat. Both humans and pets love to cool off in lakes, pools, or the ocean. While water activities are a great way to exercise, it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind to ensure your furry friend enjoys the water safely.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Optimizing our Sales Leadership to Drive Sustainable Growth (ALLIANCE, OH) – Coastal Pet Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that Nicolette Popa has rejoined our team in the new position of Specialty Sales Director effective 3/7/2024.

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Going Green: Coastal’s Sustainable Selections

Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, Green

Thursday, April 18, 2024

As spring blooms and Earth Day approaches, our commitment to preserving our planet blossoms too. While Earth Day ignites environmental consciousness annually, the responsibility to nurture our planet extends far beyond a single day. At Coastal Pet Products, we fuse our passion for pets with our drive to sustainability, crafting eco-friendly solutions that make tails wag and hearts happy.

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Don’t Dread the Shed: Our Grooming Tool Recommendations

Safari, Grooming at Home

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Dog and cat owners know all too well that shedding is a natural, necessary process for our pets. However, that doesn’t mean that we have to tolerate tufts of fur tumble-weeding through our homes. When armed with the right home grooming tools, you can effectively manage your pet’s shedding and keep your home fur-free. Before we explore our top Safari® by Coastal grooming tool recommendations, let’s first get to the root of understanding shedding.

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Getting the Most Out of Your dog Training Experience

ABC, Animal Behavior College, Dog Training

Monday, January 29, 2024

Congratulations! You and your four-legged friend are following in the footsteps (and paw steps) of millions before you and are going to dog training class. As a professional dog trainer with over 4 decades of experience, here are some tips to help you and your dog get the most out of the experience.

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Your Comprehensive New Pet Checklist

New Pet

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Adding a new pet to your family is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming when it comes to having all the supplies needed to ensure a smooth transition for both you and your new pet.

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Zeb Madsen Promoted to Retail Sales Director with Coastal Pet Products

Press Release

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Optimizing our Sales Leadership to Drive Sustainable Growth (ALLIANCE, OH) – Coastal Pet Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that National Account Manager Zeb Madsen has been promoted to the position of Retail Sales Director effective 12/1/2023.

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Must-Haves for Holiday Travel with your Pet

Holiday, Traveling with Pets

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

The holiday season brings out hustle and bustle – especially when it comes to travel. In fact, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) saw 7 of the 10 busiest travel days in history already in 2023. The records aren’t just for air travel, as AAA predicts that 2023 will see the third-highest travel numbers for the holiday stretch since 2000.

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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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