How Cold is Too Cold to Walk Your Dog?

Husky with closed eyes. snowflakes falling around

I wish I could give you an easy answer to this question! One of those “when the temperature is ** degrees, stay inside, wrap up warm and curl up on the sofa and watch trashy films instead of taking your dog out” answers… But it isn’t anywhere near as straightforward as that, so the best … Read more

What are the signs your dog loves you?

Dog rest head on owner's leg on sofa

Love is one of those strange things that you recognise when you see it but can’t really put your finger on describing exactly what it is… It’s just a ‘feeling’. A feeling of belonging, of security, of the world being a better place when you are with your beloved, and of knowing in your heart … Read more

Winter wardrobe

Woman clipping Gill x tails.com coat onto small Cockapoo in woodlands

Working on the GILL x tails.com charity project to create a waterproof dog coat prompted some wider thinking about what really makes sense for the breeds that benefit from a winter coat. While our dogs (mostly!) come with their own weatherproof fur coats, there’s no doubt that there are some who need a bit of help when it comes to staying … Read more

Autumn LickiMat recipe

Empty LickiMat in centre, with butternut squash, butternut squash mashed and slices, tea towel, scattered kibble and wet food tray surrounding around the outside

As the nights draw in and the weather gets cooler, you may find your pup needing a little something extra to keep them occupied – that’s where our autumn LickiMat recipe comes in!  LickiMats are perfect for mixing up mealtimes, and can also help slow down those dogs who like to wolf down their food … Read more

Spooky eyeballs recipe

Autumn-themed graphic with illustrated spooky eyeballs dog treats, sweet potato and tails.com kibble bag

Spooky season has officially arrived, and we love a good Halloween treat – so we thought we’d get our dogs in on the action too with our spooky eyeballs. While chocolate, sweets and other traditional goodies aren’t suitable for your pup, our quick and easy recipe makes sure they won’t miss out. Sweet potato season … Read more

Water sports with your dog

Dog with life jacket sitting on edge of kayak looking out across water

Some dogs just love water. It’s like it’s in their genes (clue: it is. See the Irish Water Spaniel and the Portuguese Water Dog).  We already know dogs can dry-off quicker than us – humans can’t quite shake 70% of water off our skin in four seconds… yet. But, when it comes to getting on, … Read more

Food for thought

Crossbreed tan dog with mouth open and pricked ears look at camera, empty bowl on floor in background

A frequent question I’m asked is ‘are there foods that will improve my dog’s behaviour’ or ‘are there foods that will make my dog’s behaviour worse?’. That might seem a simple enough question but the answer certainly isn’t straightforward. Food does affect behaviour (anyone who’s attempted to look after small children who are full of … Read more

Beef Broth recipe

Top down image of yellow dog bowl with beef broth recipe inside, wet food tray above bowl

Shorter nights and cooler weather just screams soup, are we right? With our Beef Broth recipe, your pup can now enjoy their very own winter warmer too – slurp, that’s good soup! Servings 1 breakfast or dinner bowl What you’ll need A scoop of your dog’s tailor-made kibble 75g Simply Delicious Beef wet food 1 … Read more