10 facts about fleas you need to know

What are fleas? Fleas are small, brown insects the size of a pinhead that live in your dog’s fur, feeding on their blood. They cannot fly but have large back legs and jump impressive distances. They are flattened in shape standing tall and narrow on six legs, allowing them to run through the hair coat. … 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

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

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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

Leaving your dog in the car

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When the weather gets warmer, lots of us pack up the car and head out and about. But can you leave your dog in the car? The answer is always ‘no’. Head Vet Sean explains why. Can I leave my dog in the car? When the temperature outside is above 20 degrees, it’s dangerous to … Read more