Articles & Resources

Article by Leslie Charlton

A Natural Diet for Our Dogs and Cats?

Why does the quality of food make a difference in our pet’s health? Simply put, food is body fuel, and life does not exist without it. The strength of our pet’s immune system, its resistance to disease, and its quality of life all depend read more

Excerpt from Dr Goldstein

Dr Goldstein’s Ideal Health (as seen on Oprah)

Diet decisions are not a matter of right or wrong. If you understand what is ideal, you can then create a feeding program that will help move your pet closer to the healthiest diet options. In general, the more real food your dogs and cats eat read more

Calgary Sun Article by Brent Hauberg

Heathy Pet Food at Tail Blazers

Here at Tail Blazers our goal is to make sure every food we sell is full of healthy ingredients that will bring health and longevity to your animal. I am sure every place you have ever bought your food from and every manufacturer read more

Article by Patricia Schenck, DVM

Dietary Protein and the Kidneys

The relationship of dietary protein to kidney function has been the subject of much controversy and myth. To understand the effects of protein on the kidney, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how the kidney works. read more

Information Naturpaw Enzymes

Enzyme Supplements

Even more than we humans, dogs and cats need the benefit of enzymes. Our pets evolved eating raw, fresh, unprocessed foods, which contain the perfect quanitity of enzymes to digest all the proteins, carbohydrates, and fats contained within them. read more

Article by Tail Blazers

Cancer in Pets

Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery do nothing to prevent the cancer from occurring. They just kill the cancer, and unfortunately many other cells as well. And if there are little or no changes to the environment in the body, most cancers will return. read more

PDF Article by Jennifer Kaiser

Bloat/Gastric Torsion

I write this shortly after having a terrifying episode of bloat with Moses, our 1 1/2 year old Newfoundland. The severity and unexpected nature of the problem prompted me to, in my typical fashion, immediately start to learn everything about bloat that read more

PDF Article by Dr. Basko

Cancer Options

What goes through your mind when you see or feel a “lump” on your beloved pet? The lump can make you feel like you have a lump in your throat. The emotional challenges of either having a pet with cancer, a loved one, or oneself are rarely discussed read more

Podcast with Dr Goldstein

Dr Marty Goldstein and Raw Food

This week, Dana and Rodney from Dogs Naturally Magazine talk to Dr Marty Goldstein! Together they tackle the recent CBC Radio interview warnings against the safety of feeding your dog a raw diet. Pull up a chair, this is gonna be good. listen now

PDF Article by Whole Dog Journal

Estrogen Can Hurt Your Dog

Topical hormone replacement products for women can cause health problems in dogs. Many women use topical estrogen creams, lotions, gels, or sprays to help relieve symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, read more

Resource by Tail Blazers

Guide to Feeding Raw Diet

Are you thinking about switching your pet to a raw diet? We feel that a “raw” or “biologically appropriate raw food diet” is an extremely beneficial way of feeding our pets as the design of their teeth and digestive system will show. Their digestive system is very read more

PDF Article Dogs Naturally Magazine

Leaky Gut Syndrome

The new buzz phrase in diagnosis is leaky gut syndrome. Sound scary? It is! I’ll tell you why and what you can do about it to regain your dog’s health and happiness. Spreading the word about leaky gut through my own experience is read more

Bulletin Menu Foods Recall

Menu Foods Recall

None of the foods that we carry were affected by the Menu Foods recall in 2007. We pick foods that are appropriate for the species and from human quality sources. We provide foods that dogs and cats are naturally designed to eat so their bodies can metabolize read more

Article by On the Trail

Natural Pest Management

There are no easy answers to the control of fleas, ticks and lice in animals. While we struggle to wipe out pests from the earth, we need to remember that there are deeper reasons why they affect our animals. Tapeworms, fleas, ticks, mites and other sucking read more

PDF Article by Pet Food Report

As Fresh As It Gets

Many people balk when they first think about feeding raw meat to their dogs and cats. Maybe you’re one of them. But when you consider the significant health benefits a raw diet can offer your animal, and learn that many of the fears surrounding read more

PDF Article by Pet Food Report

Be a Label Detective

Chicken by-product meal…wheat gluten…preserved with BHA/BHT….you’ve ever taken a close look at the list of ingredients on a commercial pet food package, you’ve probably found your-self wondering what all these things really are. If read more

PDF Article by Pet Food Report

Diets & Disease

Allergies, diabetes, obesity and arthritis are rampant in dogs and cats. The culprit can often be found in their food bowls. Common diseases and conditions such as obesity, diabetes, allergies, FLUTD, arthritis and cancer are rampant among dogs and cats these days. read more

PDF Article by Pet Food Report

Doing Detox

Mystie is a sweet six-year-old spayed female border collie/springer spaniel cross. She first came to our clinic on May 26, 2006. Her medical history was routine: puppy vaccines, spay, parasite, prevention medication, annual boosters read more

PDF Article Pet Food Report

Top 10 Lies

You can’t always believe what you hear. When it comes to the pet food industry, truer words were never spoken. In an effort to sell prod-uct, some conglomerates have made some pretty outlandish claims in their advertising. Then read more

PDF Article Pet Food Report

Vets & Nutrition

As a holistic veterinarian, I understand the importance of proper nutrition for my patients. No matter what therapies I use to treat my patients - conventional medications, herbs, hom-eopathics or nutritional supplements - unless they read more

Article by Holly Montgomery

Prescription Vet Diets and Breed Specific Diets

What are Prescription Diets? In short, a prescription diet is a pet food sold by your veterinarian that is usually based on some medically sound concept, such as – low protein for dogs or cats in the final stages of renal failure. read more

Resource by Tail Blazers

Raw Feeding Chart

Raw food feeding chart to help you calculate how much raw food your dog or cat should be consuming on a daily basis. read more

Article by Dr Corinne Chapman

Shop Smart - Nasty Substances in Pet Food

What exactly is your pet eating? Animal Fat: rendered or extracted fat. Restaurant grease has become a major component of feed-grade animal fat. It is stabilized with powerful antioxidants read more

Article by Tail Blazers

The Salmonella Debate

There is a Veterinarian in Calgary (Daniel Joffe) who did a study showing raw diets have a higher amount of Salmonella and is telling people that the dogs who ate this food shed Salmonella in their stool. read more

Article Canadian Business Journal

Canadian Business Journal

The Canadian Business Journal spoke with Tamara Low and Brent Hauberg, the Founders of Tail Blazers, about what prompted them to launch a business that would change the public perception of pet food read more

Article Alberta Venture Report

Alberta Venture Report on Tail Blazers

Remaking a Dog’s Breakfast. Most business owners wouldn’t want the word “barf” associated with their products. But when Brent Hauberg and Tamara Low opened Tail Blazers, a health food store for pets, they lmew they would have to read more

External Web Links

Keto Pet Sanctuary Information about Keto diets/Keto Pet Sanctuary
Raw Food Myths Answers to common raw food myths
Whole Dog Journal For all things dog
Carnivora Raw food resource
Cat Nutrition Intelligent feeding, healthier cats
Healing Touch for Animals An Educational Journey in Energy Animal Therapy
Cat Info Excellent cat resource
Pet Proof Your Yard and Home Tips for around home
Dietary nutrient profiles of wild wolves: Insights for optimal dog nutrition? Research paper on natural food selection