Coastal Pet Blog

The Pattern Design Process of Coastal Pet

Employees, Coastal Pet, Design, Product Development, Interview

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The work of the Product Development Team is demanding and requires constant innovation and lots of creativity. We design not only Coastal branded products, but custom designs for our key customers. It's the incredibly talented folks like Abbee Harrison, one of the Product Managers of Coastal Pet, that make any of it possible.

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Holiday Safety Tips


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets, brought to you by Coastal Pet.

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Can My Dog Eat These?

Dogs, Food, Safety Tips

Friday, November 1, 2019

A quick guide of healthy and harmful foods for dogs.

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The Good Works Program

Morris Animal Foundation, Leader Dogs for the Blind

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The success of a company is not just about sales, employment growth, or technological advances. At Coastal Pet, we believe that what truly makes a company successful is its ability to support its community and the world around us. Having a positive impact on the people and the pets they love.

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Walking, Safety

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

It’s been a long summer of lazy days, outdoor adventures and getting to stretch your legs far into the evening with plenty of light. Now the days are getting shorter and both you and your dog are feeling those late evening walks coming to an end. That doesn’t have to happen yet!

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Training Essentials for Dogs

Positive Reinforcement, Animal Behavior College

Thursday, August 29, 2019

It's time to go Back to School with Coastal Pet. Learn dog training essentials using positive reinforcement with tips from Animal Behavior College.

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Five Fun Dog Games to Keep Your Dog Active

Guest Blog

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Unfortunately, as dog owners, we are becoming more and more aware of the injuries sustained by dogs from excessive ball throwing or flinging. Not only is it the repetitive movement that strains their legs, necks and backs, but balls can also become lodged in their throats. Then we have the added issue of sticks becoming lodged in chest cavities too.

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When Should You Replace Your Dog’s Gear?

Dirty, Worn Out, Replacement

Monday, July 1, 2019

No matter what kind of dog you have, whether an agility-loving Border Collie or a purse-riding Yorkie, eventually that pup is going to get dirty. And that means their collar, harness, and other wearables are going to get messy too.

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Can Cats be Trained. No, really!

Cats, Training, Animal Behavior College

Monday, June 3, 2019

In 1981, when I first started training dogs professionally the only cats I was aware of that had any type of training were those trained for TV commercials.

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8 Tips for Running With Your Dog

Saturday, June 1, 2019

One of the perks of owning a dog is having a live-in fitness motivator—they get us off the couch and moving (whether we like it or not), for walks around the neighborhood, short hikes, or games of fetch.

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Coastal Pet Authorized Dealers Reap Exclusive Rewards

Exclusive, Rewards

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Coastal Pet Products is proud to offer an exclusive package of benefits under its newly relaunched Authorized Dealer program.

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Seven Years of the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Morris Animal Foundation, MAF, Golden Retrievers

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

When Morris Animal Foundation launched its Golden Retriever Lifetime Study in 2012, the organization was taking a bold step into uncharted territory.

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UpDog and Coastal Pet Pro™Fit Products Make Staying Active Fun

Active Dogs, Toys

Monday, April 15, 2019

One of the many joys of owning a dog is that they offer a way to stay active. Whether twice-daily walks, jogging, backyard fetch, or agility classes, exercise is a crucial part of keeping canines of nearly any breed healthy.

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8 Tips for Preventing and Treating Fleas and Ticks

Fleas, Ticks, SecureAway

Monday, April 1, 2019

The warmer temps of spring bring humans and pets alike out of their homes—and out of their shells—for playtime, longer walks, and lounging in the sun. Unfortunately, they also bring out the fleas and ticks.

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Grooming Tips and Tools for Small-Breed Dogs

Small-Breed Dogs, Li'l Pals, Grooming

Thursday, February 28, 2019

From Yorkies to Chihuahuas, small-breed dogs delight us with their petite size, fun personalities, and, of course, adorable looks. But just like these compact canines need smaller harnesses, collars, and coats, it’s also crucial to use grooming tools sized just for them.

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Trendy Fashions to Wow at the Dog Park

Styles, Inspire, Accent

Monday, February 4, 2019

From New York to Milan, February means Fashion Week. And as supermodels strut the runway dressed in Givenchy and Prada, pups are flaunting their own flair with the latest colors and patterns in neckwear at dog parks across the country.

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Looking back and focusing on the future:

History, Kim Stout

Monday, January 21, 2019

At Coastal Pet, we believe one of the things that sets us apart after fifty years is that we are still a family owned, American manufacturer. The Stout family started and continues to run the company, so we took a moment to sit down with our President, Kim Stout, to find out what working in the family business is like and where she wants to see it go in the future.

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Why hire a professional dog trainer?

Dog Trainer, Animal Behavior College, ABC

Friday, January 18, 2019

As a professional dog trainer and President of Animal Behavior College, I have been asked literally thousands of times over the last three plus decades, why someone should invest in professional dog training.

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Let's Go on a Pet-cation!

Vacation, Pets, Activities

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Summer never seems to be long enough to pack in all the activities we want to do. Instead, we have to make the most of the time we have. So, think about including your pets in the summer fun!

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Responsible Pet Ownership Month

Responsible, Pet Ownership, Holiday

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Being a responsible pet owner goes beyond variously throwing your pet a treat and buying adorable toys - although your pets highly encourage these! Things like vet trips, bath time, and saying the word 'no' are crucial when owning a pet.

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How Big is Your Bark?

Collar, Harness, Sizing Guide

Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 is The Year of the Dog, and January is Walk Your Dog month, so what better time to get back to basics - like choosing the right collar and harness for your dog?

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1-2-3 Stress-Free Holiday Tips

Holiday, Tips

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The upcoming holidays can be a stressful time, both for you and your pet. Here are some simple tips to reduce frustrations so you can both enjoy a happy, healthy holiday season.

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The Evolution of Man’s (and Woman’s) Best Friend

Dogs, Evolution

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Spend a day watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and it’s hard to believe that a shih tzu shares a common ancestor with an Irish wolfhound. With over 400 recognized dog breeds, the variety is mind boggling.

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Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Dogs, Holiday, Responsible

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September is the AKC’s Responsible Dog Ownership Month. This is a time set aside to focus on what it really means to be a responsible dog owner.

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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Cats, Vet, Health, Holiday

Monday, August 21, 2017

Did you know August 22nd is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day? If you’re like me, then you had no idea there was a whole day dedicated to taking your cat to the vet. At this point, your vet is probably pretty booked up for the day and your day’s plans probably didn’t include rushing your cat to the vet just so you could say you participated in the day.

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