Why microchipping your dog is important

Did you know that pets with accurate information linked to their microchips are 54% more likely to get home? Microchipped pets have their owner’s information stored in a database, however, around 1 in 3 pet owners in the UK don’t know which database their pet is registered with. Petdatabase.com can help you get up and running … Read more

The Joys of an Older Dog

When you have had your dog from a puppy and watched them grow up, it can be hard tothink of them as becoming elderly. When we see our dogs every single day, we often don’tnotice the signs that indicate our canine companions are no longer in their prime and theirage is beginning to catch up … Read more

Worms in dogs and how to treat them

worms in dogs and how to treat them

A worm infection can be really common in both adult dogs and puppies, and in most cases are nothing to worry about. The majority of infections come from intestinal worms – tapeworms and roundworms are the most common types, whilst hookworms and whipworms are less common but still important to keep an eye out for. … Read more

5 reasons it’s time to change your dog’s diet

It’s National Pet Month, and to help champion responsible pet ownership we’ve teamed up with Savoo to raise money for the charity StreetVet. Every day of April 2022, Savoo will be donating £15 to Street Vet on every tails.com order placed using one of their tails.com deals. By claiming an exclusive 80% saving off your … Read more

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

Everything you need to know about owning a Dachshund

Ruby the Sausage Dog looks up at Rosie

Short, sassy, and a big personality – it could only be the Dachshund. These hot dogs are one of the most recognisable breeds on the planet, and it’s not hard to see why. Their short legs and long back are key characteristics of the modern Dachshund – or sausage dog – and it’s this look … Read more

Data Labs: looking at breed popularity

Noodle the Dachshund runs over the fields

This blog was written using stats taken from tails.com Data Labs, a project involving Dr Lorna Brightmore (Lead Data Scientist) and Dr Sean McCormack (Head Vet). At tails.com we’ve had dogs of all ages and breeds join us over the last 7 years. Over this time, certain breeds have come in and out of popularity … Read more

Let’s talk about: stress in dogs

stress in dogs

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist at tails.com with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. Life can be tough for our dogs. We expect so much from them – in fact being a family dog is the hardest job we ever ask a dog to do.  While working dogs usually live with … Read more

Is playing fetch bad for dogs?

is playing fetch bad for dogs

Human beings love ranking their favourite games. From playground games when were a kid, to different sports that we learn to enjoy growing up. Youtube is full of lists of favourite boardgames, video games and puzzles and we have thousands of options to choose from in each category. Ask most dogs what their top five … Read more