Frequently Asked Question

Find the answers to most of the frequently asked questions below

Questions

  • Why doesn't Tail Blazers sell pets?

    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! We do however host adoption events in store with local rescues, please check out our events page for any upcoming adoption events.

  • Are raw bones dangerous for my pet?

    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.

  • How do I know what food to choose for my pet?

    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 our knowledgeable and helpful staff.

  • Do you have biodegradable/degradable/compostable poop bags?

    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 bins. Our in-store shopping bags are also biodegradable, as we are committed to carrying products that are environmentally friendly whenever possible.

  • What issues are associated with clay based cat litter?

    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!

  • Is sticking to one diet better for my pet?

    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.

  • Is people food bad for my pet?

    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.

  • I heard dry food and treats could clean my pet's teeth. Is this true?

    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. Raw bones or natural chews tend to act as ‘nature’s toothbrush’ which will always help clean your pets teeth better than a commercially made kibble.

  • Is a prescription diet better quality because my vet recommends it?

    Many prescription diets contain vitamins and minerals that help with specific health problems. However, the quality of the food itself may be questionable. Always read the labels. RX foods can prove helpful short-term when dealing with acute issues, but not always as a long-term replacement for a more natural diet

  • Is it better to leave food out for my cat to graze on all day?

    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.