Coastal Pet Blog

9 Patterned Dog Collars that Will Have You Ready for Summer

Dogs, Summer

Thursday, April 21, 2022

A dog collar’s primary purpose is to carry your pup’s ID tags so that if he gets lost, whomever finds him can help him get back to you. But that doesn’t mean you can’t – or shouldn’t – have fun with them. Dog collars come in all kinds of styles, colors and patterns, so you can match them to your mood, your dog’s outfit, and even the seasons.

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8 Water Safety Tips for Dogs

Water, Safety

Friday, April 8, 2022

As the temperatures heat up, many dog owners start dreaming about days lounging by the pool, hanging at the beach or jumping in the boat for a lazy afternoon of fishing. With their dog bestie in tow, of course!

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6 Tips for Trimming Your Dog’s Nails at Home

Grooming at Home

Friday, March 25, 2022

Hear your dog’s nails clicking on the kitchen floor? That’s an excellent indication it’s time for a nail trim. Dog’s nails should be clipped every two to six weeks depending on your dog’s breed and lifestyle. Taking your dog to a professional is one way of seeing to your dog’s nail needs. Doing it yourself is another.

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Fleas and Ticks on Dogs: Why Prevention Is Important

Healthy Pets

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Aside from the annoying itchiness they cause, fleas and ticks can carry diseases that are dangerous for dogs. From tapeworms to Lyme Disease, these illnesses are sometimes fatal if left untreated. Prevention is the number one defense against the harmful effects fleas and ticks can have on your dog.

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8 Simple Ways to Spoil Your Pet

Spoil, Dog, Cat, Happy Pets

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Doggy day spas and designer cat collars are not the only path to making your pets feel pampered. Spoiling your furry besties can be simple…..

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The Mental Health Benefits of Having a Pet

Mental Health, Pets

Friday, February 11, 2022

Pet owners and researchers agree, pets provide their owners with several mental health benefits. From alleviating loneliness to reducing feelings of anxiety to boosting feel-good chemicals in the brain, pets help people feel less stressed and lead happier lives.

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What to Do If Your Dog Isn’t Well Socialized

Dogs, Happy Dogs, Socialization

Friday, February 4, 2022

The most confident, easy-going dogs were likely socialized at a young age. Dogs learn how to interpret the world around them between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks. This is when they learn that other dogs can be friends and new people aren’t dangerous. But not all dogs are lucky enough to grow up in an environment where positive socialization occurred. For these dogs, new people and other dogs can be scary. Some react fearfully. Others turn their fear into aggression.

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Tips to Help Your Pet Avoid Winter Dehydration

Winter, Healthy Pets

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Ever notice your cat has more dandruff during the winter? Or that your dog is drinking more than usual when the temperatures plummet? Many pet owners may be surprised to learn that dehydration is as much of a risk in the winter as in the summer.

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6 Tips to Keep Your City Dog Happy, Healthy & Safe

Tips, Healthy, Happy, Safety

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

There are more than 76 million companion dogs living in households in the United States. Rural areas tend to have the highest percentages of dog ownership, but there are plenty of dogs living the big city life, as well.

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4 Benefits of Socializing Your Dog


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Dog socialization is the process of teaching your dog how to interact with other dogs and people, as well as new situations. In the process, your pup learns these things don’t have to be scary. Being socialized allows your dog to react to the world around him without fear, making life a happy adventure instead of a scary nightmare.

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Ways To Spend The Holiday Season With Your Pets

Holiday, Dog, Cat

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The holiday season is usually when we want to spend time with those we love, including family, friends, and, yes, even our pets! Our pets should be part of the festivities and celebrations associated with the season because it is exciting. The pet experts at AKC say that bringing a new pet into the home this time of year, while thrilling, can also be quite chaotic, so finding ways to spend time together is crucial.

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Love Dogs? These Careers Might Be Perfect for You

Animal Behavior College

Monday, December 20, 2021

Getting paid to spend your days working with dogs may sound like a dream come true, but it doesn’t have to be a fantasy. There are lots of jobs that let dog lovers spend their days hanging out with puppies and pooches… and get paid to do it!

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Considering Fostering a Dog or Cat? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Dogs, Cats

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Fostering a pet is one of the most rewarding things an animal lover can do. Most foster animals have led difficult lives. Or, they've had their wonderful lives traumatically interrupted. They need time and love to heal so they can be ready to move on to their perfect fur-ever home.

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Dog Grooming in Winter: 6 Must-Know Tips

Dogs, Grooming, Healthy Pets, List

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Grooming is important for all dogs, no matter what time of year. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you should skimp on the grooming.

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8 Essentials to Keep Your Dog Happy (& Safe) This Winter

List, Essentials, Happy Dogs

Friday, December 3, 2021

The long dark, cold days of winter can be a trial for anyone, including your dog. Dry air sucks the moisture out of his nose as easily as it does your skin. The boredom of being stuck indoors weekend after weekend grates on his nerves as much as it does yours. But with a few key essentials, you can keep your dog comfortable, healthy and entertained all winter long.

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6 Reasons Adopting a Senior Dog Might Be the Best Decision You Ever Make

Adoption, Senior Dog

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Thinking about adding a new pooch to your family? On your next visit to the shelter or rescue group of your choice, take a moment to meet some of the older dogs looking for a home. There are more reasons to adopt a senior dog than you might realize.

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Coastal Pet Products’ Christmas Gift Ideas for Pets

Gift Guide

Monday, November 22, 2021

If you’re planning on giving your pet a present this holiday season, you’re not alone! In 2019, 78% of dog owners and 72% of cat owners purchased a special treat or gift for their pets during the Christmas and Winter holiday season.

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety - What to Avoid

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

With the holiday season upon us, Coastal Pet would like to remind you how to keep your pets safe during any holiday gathering. Keep these safety tips in mind when having friends and family around your pets.

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Training a Champion Show Dog

Monday, November 15, 2021

Meet Doc’s Crosswinds Brody at San-De Beach in Acadia. Or as his humans simply call him, Brody. He’s an award-winning Weimaraner. In three years of showing, he’s won such titles as Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Best of Winners, and Best of his Age Group. He’s also a total couch potato. But he knows how to turn it on when it’s time to shine. And, that means more than just looking good.

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The Benefits of Hiking with Your Dog (Plus Tips)

Hiking, Holiday

Friday, November 12, 2021

Take a hike! No, we’re not trying to be rude. We mean it literally. In honor of National Take a Hike Day (Nov. 17), we're shining a spotlight on the benefits (both physical and mental) of hiking with your dog.

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Integrating a New Dog or Cat into a Home with a Resident Dog

Safety Tips, New Pet

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Thinking about bringing a new dog or cat into your home, but you’ve already got a dog? To ensure the successful integration of a new pet takes planning. And a willingness to accept it might not be possible. Not all dogs and cats will be happy living with another animal.

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Helping Your Dog Overcome Separation Anxiety


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Does your dog leave a mess in the house if he’s been alone too long? Have you ever come home to find she’s tried to dig her way out of the backyard? Rather than being signs your pup is a “bad dog,” your pooch may be suffering from separation anxiety.

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Coastal Pet Products Introduces New Brand: Water & Woods

Water & Woods, Outdoors

Friday, October 1, 2021

There’s just something about being out in nature with our dogs that feels primal and real. Whether we’re going for a quiet afternoon walk through leafy woods or hunting for game riverside in the early morning. The bond between humans and dogs began in the wide-open world and we often feel it strongest when it’s just us and nature.

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5 Dog Collar Safety Tips

Safety Tips

Thursday, September 23, 2021

We put collars on our dogs to keep them safe. Collars hold valuable contact information should our dogs go astray, giving anyone who finds them an easy way to reach us. But collars can be dangerous. Every year, some 26,000 dogs are injured or killed in a collar-related accident.

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Behind the Scenes of Coastal Pet's Circle T Collection of Leather Accessories

Circle T, Behind the Scenes

Monday, September 13, 2021

We're proud of all the hard work that goes into creating our Circle T products, so we're pulling the curtain back to give you a peek at what goes into making this popular lineup of refined accessories.

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