Should my dog eat vegetables?

Vegetables are good for dogs as well as for humans. They provide a source of vitamins, minerals and protective antioxidants that can help to keep your dog healthy. At tails.com we include high quality vegetables in our blends – in particular peas, sweet potato and potatoes – but seasonal vegetables can also be a great … Read more

Lungworm in Dogs

Here at tails.com, we’re excited for the warmer weather and getting outdoors more with our furry friends. But the warmer weather also brings risks to our dog’s health. Read on to find out more about the threat of lungworm in dogs.   What is Lungworm? Lungworm is a parasite of dogs and foxes with the … Read more

How many times a day should I feed my dog?

There are many different feeding methods suggested for dogs but ultimately the one you choose for your dog has to suit both your lifestyle and your dog’s energy levels and appetite. Feeding twice a day has become common practice for most dog owners nowadays but there are many other methods to try if your dog … Read more

Does my dog have Lyme disease?

What is Lyme disease? With Spring here, warmer weather and longer days mean we can look forward to spending more time outside with our dogs. It also signals the start of tick season. Ticks are small spider-like parasites that live in long grass and undergrowth, waiting for animals to pass and cling onto before feeding … Read more

E numbers and dog food: a mythbuster

There’s a common misconception that all E numbers are bad. How many times have you heard ‘full of E numbers’ used as a negative phrase? But take a closer look at these ‘food additives’ and the picture becomes quite different. It’s right to practice caution, of course, but it’s also important to understand what E … Read more

Large dog nutritional requirements

Large and giant breeds have different nutritional needs to smaller dogs throughout their lives, beginning as puppies where they have a much slower growth rate than small breeds. Feeding the wrong diet to these larger dogs during growth can cause skeletal disorders either through feeding too much (with the excessive calories affect their growth) or … Read more

Small dog food requirements

Small dogs are a popular choice in the UK and with good reason, they fit easily into family life as well as providing options for owners of smaller homes or residents in more urban areas. Whilst they will all have their own individual requirements, here is some general nutritional advice to help find the right … Read more