Why does my dog eat mud?

why does my dog eat mud

We’ve all been there – you look outside and your dog is feasting on dirt in the garden. Despite keeping them well fed with delicious meals every day, some dogs just love to eat mud. Should you be worried? We spoke to Head Vet Sean to find out. They can smell what we can’t If … Read more

Grain-free dog food: is it breaking our dogs’ hearts?

Over the past couple of years, some vets in the USA have suggested there could be a link between dogs developing heart disease, and grain-free diets. The FDA (Food & Drug Association) first highlighted this potential link back in 2018, with further studies taking place towards the end of last year (September 2020). If you’re … Read more

Have we finally cracked the Brachy #breedtobreathe genetic code?

French bulldog

Have we made a breakthrough on breathing problems in dogs? A recent scientific paper* from The University of Edinburgh is being reported to have found the genetic basis for breathing problems in dogs. And it’s attracted lots of media attention as well as lively discussion from dog owners across the world. On first glance, it … Read more

Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify Insta takeover with Head Vet Sean

Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify

At tails.com we’re proud to say that we have a number of veterinary professionals working for us to make sure we’re doing the best we can for dog health and nutrition. Our Head Vet, Sean McCormack, gained his Veterinary Medicine degree (MVB) at University College Dublin after studying a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science and … Read more

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Top Tips for Overcoming Stress in Veterinary Practice

Head vet Sean

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. And there’s never been more discussion about the stresses of veterinary work, and veterinary mental health within the profession. With many departing the profession entirely, diversifying into other areas or worst of all suffering chronic anxiety, depression and at times resorting to suicide, it’s crucial we try to tackle stress … Read more

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Why vaccinate your dog?

Dog vaccinations are really important to protect your pup against various diseases, some of which can be fatal. Others cause serious illness and require expensive treatment. Vaccinations have all but eliminated certain dog diseases like distemper. They also provide ‘herd immunity’ against those that remain a threat. This means having a vaccinated dog population prevents … Read more

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My tails.com vet internship, by Yvette Klerx

My tails journey My name is Yvette and I have just finished a placement as veterinary intern at tails.com. In this post I’ll be sharing everything I’ve experienced during my time at their Head Office. It all started with a spontaneous message to the Head Vet, Sean McCormack, to ask about the company and whether … Read more

Behind the scenes video at tails.com

vet video

We’re using cutting-edge science and technology to change the world of pet food for good. We make it possible for every dog to have a diet formulated according to all of their nutritional needs, not just the most important one. Nutrition without compromise We believe in nutrition without compromise. Not ‘one size fits all’. Taking … Read more