8 Reasons Your Dog Has No Appetite

dog refusing to eat

From illness and overfeeding, to behavioural problems or a new routine, there are lots of reasons your dog might stop eating. Most of the time, they’re back to wolfing down their food within a couple of days – but we know it can be a bit worrying if your pup suddenly stops eating, so we’ve … Read more

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

Dogs, cars and heatstroke

dog car travel

When the weather gets warmer, lots of us pack up the car and head out and about. But when you add in a dog, travelling in summer gets trickier. Is it OK to leave your dog in the car while you run a few errands? The answer is always ‘no’ – our Head Vet Sean … Read more

How to clean your dog’s teeth

Do you need to brush your dog’s teeth? Absolutely! Just like humans, dogs need to have their teeth taken care of. Teeth are an important part of a dog’s health to maintain and yet 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 3 have gum disease, which suggests that thorough dental care in dogs … Read more

Leads for dogs

There are a lot of different types of leads to choose from and with different purposes. Regular leads are typically sold for different sizes of dog (small, medium and large) and are designed to allow the dog to walk freely at heel. They will allow the dog to walk just outside of your stride but … Read more

Meeting other dogs

Meeting other dogs and their owners can be one of the best things about dog walks for your dog if he’s a sociable type. Games, sniffing and general fun can allow you a rest whilst they burn off excess energy together. But recognising the warning signs of when the games might turn into fighting or … Read more

Why do dogs need carbohydrates?

Carbohydrate is a great source of energy for dogs and, if from whole grains, can provide a slow-releasing, sustainable source of energy which can help build stamina and reduce appetite in very hungry dogs. Carbohydrates are also the ingredients that provide fibre in the diet, ensuring good digestion and absorption. Of course there is another … Read more

What dogs understand from their owners

There are often amazing stories on super intelligent dogs in the news, understanding more than we ever realised they could. But in fact our own dogs at home often know more than we think they do. We give them signals unconsciously every day that they learn from and constant exposure to our language and associated … Read more

The different types and purposes of collars on dogs

Some dogs hate wearing collars and will make your life difficult as you try to put it on them but wearing a collar with the name and address of their owner is obligatory in public places in the UK and even if your dog wears a harness the collar needs to be worn as well. … Read more

Is sugar beet bad for my dog?

Sugar beet because of its name is often thought of as having a lot of sugar but in fact the ingredient used in our blends is actually very low in sugar as it is produced after the sugar extraction process. This leaves a high quality fibre source that contains both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble … Read more