How do I know if my dog has diabetes?

Whilst diabetes is not as common in dogs as it is in humans, it’s estimated that around 1 in 200 dogs will develop diabetes as they get older. Diabetes does need to be confirmed by a vet, who will do definitive blood and urine tests to diagnose it but in most cases there are some … Read more

Myth Buster: Give the dog a bone?

At tails.com we often get asked whether it is safe or beneficial to feed bones to dogs. These are two separate questions. The simple answer to whether feeding bones is safe is no, as there can be many complications and dangers when feeding both raw and cooked bones:       Raw bones can spoil and carry harmful … Read more

Feeding Time Behaviour

We all know how much dogs love their food, (depending on the breed even more so – Labradors, we’re looking at you!) The excitement levels when the dog food comes out of the cupboard are proof of this. Our friends at All Paws Pets, who specialise in dog training and behaviour, kindly shared some top … Read more

Why does my dog chew my shoes?

If you saw office dog Monty’s appearance on BBC Business News with our CEO James, then you may have detected his penchant for trouble. Monty recently chewed the heel of one of the tails.com team’s expensive shoes that she had left under her desk. Naturally, she wasn’t too pleased. Some dogs have the tendency to … Read more

Recipe: Bandit’s Wheat Free Apple Crunchies

Being dog owners ourselves, we know how difficult it can be when your dog suffers from an intolerance to certain ingredients. If you do happen to have a dog that would prefer not to have wheat, this would be a great recipe for you to try out at home. The main ingredient of this recipe … Read more

Mental & physical exercise for your dog

The importance of regular exercise for your dog can’t be underestimated, and it’s great for us too. Exercising not only provides the opportunity for physical activity, increasing fitness and overall health but is also a fantastic way to provide mental stimulation. This is crucial for all dogs and often overlooked. It makes for a far … Read more

Socialisation of your dog outdoors

Getting outdoors regularly with your dog is a great habit but getting them used to different encounters and experiences can be a challenge. We often hear about the socialisation period in puppies where we need to expose them to as many sights, sounds, smells and encounters as possible so they are not fearful in later … Read more

Coping with arthritis

Finding out your best friend has arthritis and is getting older and slower can be upsetting, but our friends at Bach Canine Rehab have kindly written some suggestions to help support your dog, and ensure they are kept as happy and comfortable as possible. Speak to your vet regarding suitable pain relief and any supplements … Read more

Why do dogs break their toilet training?

Housetraining can be a challenging part of training a new puppy, but with plenty of reward and effort on our part we can achieve good results relatively quickly in most cases. However, sometimes adult dogs who we assume to be completely housetrained will suddenly surprise us by urinating indoors in the most surprising of circumstances. … Read more