Dog food myth busters – is salt bad for dogs?

Salt, or sodium chloride, is a core ingredient in nutrition: essentially it keeps cells working properly (electrolyte balance). It’s a natural preservative and has been for thousands of years – thanks to being very good at drying food out and preventing spoilage. Salt is also super tasty, as any one who loves a crisp knows, … 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

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

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

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