HELP! I’m owned by 3 German Shepherds!

My name is Marc DeSatnik and I am the owner and founder of North Coast Pets in beautiful Auburn Township (Chagrin Falls) Ohio. North Coast Pets was started in 1986. The plan was to bring quality products to you at wholesale prices. I have much lower overhead than most so I don’t have to pass that along.

I am currently owned by 3 German Shepherds, Mace, Rexx and Elke, that are my product R&D specialists. We are active in the German sport of Schutzhund and that type of training. Their predecessors, Samson and Delilah, now at the Rainbow Bridge, are the reason I started North Coast Pets.

I have been raw feeding my dogs for 14 years now and am well equipped to answer your questions, should you have any. I don’t claim to be an expert but 14 years experience must be worth something.

I hope in time to get better at the art of blogging but together we’ll see.


10 Signs to Know That Your Cat Is Stressed

Written & photos by Linda Butts ( Stress is a common problem that can occur in human beings and your pets. Stress is a form of tension. Stress changes the behavior of your cat. It is normal to have some stress, but constant stress is a matter of concern. When in stress blood pressure becomes […]


7 Foods You Should Be Feeding Your Dog

  Many pet owners don’t realize that their dog or cat needs more than just meat to survive and thrive. Many foods contain high amounts of antioxidants to ward off aging and some cancers, and Omega-3 fatty acids to supplement skin and coat. Your pet will love the tastes and you’ll love the results. Coconut […]


Winter Care Tips #1: Paw-Pad Trimming

As we move into the heart of the frosty season we call winter, most of us would think that our furry friends are lucky to grow their own selection of cold-weather gear. Yet you may be surprised to learn that medium and long-coated dog breeds don’t have winter on a short leash, especially when it […]

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The Flying Reindeer Mystery…Solved!

Last time North Coast Pets investigators had managed to track down a sizeable amount of evidence on Santa Claus’s unusual past, including references to Norse mythological figures and old European legends of real saints. But the great mystery, how Santa became associated with flying reindeer, still eluded us. But now we’re pleased to report that […]

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The Flying Reindeer Mystery – Part 1

In today’s popular culture, old St. Nicholas cannot be imagined without his red-and-white suit, his bag of toys, and the iconic eight (or nine depending on Rudolph) tiny reindeer. But the folks here at North Coast Pets are a curious lot, and that led us to wonder just where and when Santa came to be […]


Fighting Back Against A Flea-For-All!

Autumn is a wonderful time of year, where the cold has killed off those nasty mosquitoes, the trees are bursting with color, and…fleas are attacking?  Unfortunately, all of that is true; a study at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine found that the number of fleas on animals were actually 70% higher in […]


Costumed Canines and Funny Felines: Halloween Pet Tips

Everyone is gearing up for the Great Night of Candy, and pets are just as eager to be part of the fun. But with all of the energy and chaos that comes with Halloween, it’s important to not let those furry little monsters get too carried away (or their owners for that matter). This Halloween […]


Indoor Cats: How to Create a Kitty Kingdom

Cats may be domesticated, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve lost any of those wild, predatory hunting instincts with which all kittens are born. Outside cats have the world and all its wonders to burn off their energy, but with indoor cats that energy usually leads to mischief and trouble-making. If you want to keep […]