FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For frequently asked questions on a raw food diet, please visit our Raw FAQ page.
Tail Blazers believes that animals deserve to be lovingly thought out and placed, and should not be an impulse buy! Puppy mills are often the source for pet sales in pet stores, and puppy mill conditions are very often inhumane and unacceptable. Tail Blazers has always been a big supporter of rescue and ethical breeders and it is safe to say that you have never, and will never, see pets of ANY kind for sale in any Tail Blazers store!
A suitably sized/shaped raw meaty bone or chicken neck can be perfectly safe and great for oral health. Always supervise your pet when chewing bones, and never cook them as the cooking process can make them more brittle and more prone to splintering.
Each pet is an individual and each family has different needs in terms of time and budget. Do you have a puppy or kitten? Does your pet have a sensitive stomach or allergies? There are many options available to feed your pet, and if you are unsure, please ask one of the knowledgeable staff at your local Tail Blazers location.
We do! Biodegradable or degradable poop bags are the ONLY kind we carry. We also have compostable poop bags especially in cities that accept them into their composting bings. Our in-store shopping bags are also biodegradable, as we are committed to carrying products that are environmentally friendly wherever possible.
There are numerous issues with clay based litters, which is why Tail Blazers chooses to carry other types of litter. Clay litters are produced from environmentally harmful strip mining. In addition, when your cat scratches in clay, harmful dust particles become airborne and inhaled, causing your cat potential lung problems down the road. And lastly, when a cat ingests clay when grooming its paws, there is the potential for the clay to become impacted in the bowel. All the litters we have at Tail Blazers are environmentally friendly and non-harmful to your cat!
During allergy food trials and bouts of gastrointestinal upset, it may be necessary to stick to one diet as a short-term solution. However, feeding the same food every day over time can actually lead to allergies and nutrient deficiencies.
Leftovers like lean meat can compliment your animal’s diet by adding a little extra variety. However, some foods like grapes, onions, and chocolate can also be dangerous for your pet. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian!
Animals tend to swallow their kibble whole, which does not do anything for their teeth. Some commercial pet foods also contain ingredients that contribute to dental problems.
Many prescription diets are formualted to address specific health problems. However, the quality of the food and the ingredients may be questionable. Always read the labels - checking for inclusions such as by-products, corn, wheat, soy and other non-species appropriate ingredients. Some prescription foods may prove helpful short-term when dealing with acute issues, but not as a long-term replacement for a daily, healthy diet.
In the wild, cats do not have access to food at all times. Like dogs, they only eat when they hunt. Free feeding is the biggest contributor to obesity in felines and therefore is not recommended.