Coastal Pet Blog

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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How to Create and Maintain a Healthy Environment and Lifestyle for your Pet

Lifestyle, Environment, Healthy Pets

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

While many people realize the emotional and physical health benefits that having a pet can do for us - improved mood, decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol, among others - many of us don’t stop to think about making sure that our pets are just as much in need of those benefits for their own health and wellbeing. A healthier, happier pet allows for longevity of life, which presents us with the added benefit of them sticking around longer.

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A Labor Day Shoutout to Our Hardworking Employees … and Their Pets!

Labor Day, Pets, Bond

Monday, September 6, 2021

Behind every thriving company is a team of hardworking and dedicated employees without whom success wouldn't be possible. At Coastal Pet Products, we couldn't make the best U.S.-made pet products or provide top-notch customer service without our ace team of manufacturing and office employees.

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Having Fun and Staying Safe with Your Dog After the Sun Goes Down

Nighttime, LazerBrite, Light-Ups, Reflective

Friday, August 20, 2021

Late afternoon visits to the dog park, evening games of fetch in the front yard, nighttime jogs. Having outdoor fun with your dog isn't limited to daylight hours. But staying safe once the sun goes down requires a little preparation, like outfitting your dog with highly-visible accessories.

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Why Your Pet Needs Toys

Health, Toys

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Giving dogs and cats toys to play with isn't only about making them happy. Toys, and playing in general, provide our pets with a way to meet some of their most elementary needs, from the need to be physically active to staying mentally stimulated.

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Made in America

Made in America

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Since 1968 Coastal Pet Products has been dedicated to creating quality products that people trust for the pets they love. Based in Alliance, Ohio, we maintain a nearly 400,000 square foot manufacturing facility where we produce the collars, leashes and harnesses our customers have trusted for more than half a century.

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How To Leash Train a Cat

Cats, Harness, Cat Harness

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Cat leash training is not an urban myth. The photos and videos of kitties in harnesses, adventurously exploring the outside world are not trick shots. And the cats? They're not professionally trained commercial and movie "actors."

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Want to Learn How to Choose the Right Harness for Your Dog?

Dogs, Harness

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Keeping your pooch safe during a walk outside can be as easy as choosing the right dog harness size. Get it wrong and it's too easy for your dog to slip out and dart into traffic. But with so many types of dog harnesses how do you know which one to get or which dog harness size is right for your pup?

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Coastal Pet and Leader Dogs for the Blind Invite Runners to Lace Up Their Shoes for a Good Cause

Leader Dogs for the Blind, Bark & Brew

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

In a typical year, Leader Dogs for the Blind breeds about 500 puppies and matches about 200 dogs with people who are blind or visually impaired. And for each one of those puppies, it requires about $48,000 to take it from birth through training over the course of 18 months before it can be matched with someone.

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What's the Best Color for Dog Toys?

Science, Dogs, Colors

Monday, May 3, 2021

Dogs are not color blind, but they do see fewer colors than humans. The brightest colors in a dog's world are blue and yellow, making these the best choice when it comes to choosing a toy for your pup. And it's why our range of Rascals and Pro Fit fetch toys come primarily in blue and yellow.

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6 Fun Ways to Celebrate Spring with Your Dog

Dogs, Activities

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Spring is fully sprung and you and your dog are eager to get out and enjoy the warm weather and longer days. But what to do?

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Tips to Stop Dog Shedding

Safari, Grooming, Dogs

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Unless you've got a hairless dog, you can expect shedding to be a part of life. Most dogs shed year-round, even single-coated, shorthaired breeds like Dobermans and Weimaraners. But it's the wooly- and long-haired dogs that you've got to watch out for.

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Morris Animal Foundation & Coastal Pet Products Provide Hope for Longer Lives, Better Quality of Life for Pets

Morris Animal Foundation, MAF

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

What do aging golden retrievers and shelter cats with gunky eyes have in common? They're both targets of the more than 145 research projects funded by the Morris Animal Foundation in 2020. At Coastal Pet, we understand how important the health of our furry friends is. We're pet owners too, and we want as long as possible with our beloved dogs and cats.

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Alternate Dog Training Tools for Your Toolkit

Training, Training at Home, Dogs

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

When it comes to dog training, there is no one size fits all. Every dog is different. What works with one, might not work with another.

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Training Solutions for Walking and Safety

Walking, Dogs

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Taking your dog on walks is a great way for both of you to get your daily dose of exercise. Not only your dog gets a potty break, but he also gets mental stimulation and awareness for the neighborhood. Plus, there’s no better stress relief than watching your pet’s eager interest and wagging tail.

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How Dogs Changed My Life

Guest Blog

Friday, February 26, 2021

Addict. Inmate B47743. Judy Richardson. I would like to tell you how dogs changed not only my name, but also changed my life.

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