Tis’ the season for fleas and ticks!

Your pets are most at risk of ticks during the warmer months. However, they are susceptible any time the temperature goes above zero degrees Celsius. As a pet owner we should know about some of the risks associated with common treatments. There are many different kinds of flea and tick treatments and preventions. There are chemical oral pesticides, chemical topical pesticides, chemical flea collars, natural scent-based flea prevention, natural pesticides, and diatomaceous earth.

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Our Pets, SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Our pets are very important in our lives as they provide companionship and an excuse to get out of the house to exercise and go for a walk. There has been lots of news over the last several weeks and updates constantly regarding COVID-19. Every day is different. The information you read here today may be different in time, but as it stands, I would like to share information about you and your pets.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! All these four-leaf clovers and green outfits have got me thinking “green”.

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Spoil Your Furry Valentine

Ahh, February, the month of love, everywhere I go, I see those Valentine’s decorations, and it’s got me thinking about LOVE. There’s the love we have for our furry friends, the love we have for our sweethearts and it has me wondering how one may affect the other. Rover.com recently did a survey on this topic and here’s what pet owners said;

· 42% said they would only date a fellow pet lover.

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Probiotics & Your Pets’ Health

Probiotics, related to digestive health, is a topic that has been near and dear to my heart due to an experience I had with my dog, Jax. Jax is a Belgian Malinois with boundless energy and a look that will melt your heart! When Jax was about eight months old, he started to experience some pretty significant health issues. He started to lose weight, to the point where he was actually looking malnourished.

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The Great Puppy Adventure!

By Tamara Low
Co-owner of Tail Blazers

Tamara & Bodhi

Getting ready for a new puppy felt a bit like preparing for an arrival of a human baby!

Buying puppy things, getting the home ready, and letting everyone know with so much excitement and anticipation. The excitement of counting down the days until his arrival was palpable! I had not had a puppy in 18 long years. Skylla was with us when we opened Tail Blazers in 2000. Kobe joined us in 2002.

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Food for Thought

There have been a lot of discussions lately regarding dogs’ diets and what they should be eating. I have seen people recommending that the diet must be grain-based, avoiding exotic meats and grain free foods. They are also recommending the avoidance of “boutique” foods and that the food should be a diet that meets The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) guidelines, which would only include Royal Canin, Purina, Hill’s Science Diet, Eukanuba, Iams, and all veterinary prescriptions diets. They are saying companies should have full-time veterinarian nutritionists on staff and that the diets should be complete and balanced. 

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Tail Blazers’ Perspective on the FDA’s Report on Pet Food & DCM

Hello Pet Guardians,
By now you have probably heard about the FDA release of updated information related to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Primarily they are reporting nothing new, other than a list of companies that have been reported to be the food source for diagnosed pets. That list includes a few brands that are available in our stores. 

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