Pet Dental Care Month

How to help your dogs and cats stay healthy, starting with the teeth! Did you know that plaque and tarter build-up can lead to systemic infection and to liver, kidney and heart disease? Just like in humans is not just about a pretty face and a healthy set of chompers is the gateway to healthy pets.

Some facts to brush up on:

  • Periodontal disease is the most common health condition in cats and dogs — even though it is preventable!
  • Almost 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have developed periodontal (gum) disease by the age of 2.
  • Poor pet breath may mean serious health issues that might be originating from his teeth!

Just like in humans, without dental care plaque will build up on the surface of teeth and at the gum line. If it’s not removed by brushing, this can become infected and move past the gums to the surrounding teeth and bone. Also, calcium salts from saliva can turn plaque into hard tartar, which becomes rough and forms a perfect bed for more plaque formation. With this process, gums can inflame and become painful with gingivitis. As gum disease advances, gums will become infected, and this infection can move into the bloodstream and can then spread to the heart, kidneys and liver.

We brush our teeth daily so why not brush our pets teeth, too?!

First, check with your local pet store to help point you in the right direction. If necessary consult with a veterinarian to assess your pet’s overall health and the health of their teeth and gums with a dental evaluation.

Will my pet let me brush their teeth?

With effective cat and dog training your pet will enjoy having their teeth cleaned. It is all about positive association and reinforcement. There are 3 techniques to use gradually over a period of about a week:

  1. Let your pet lick a small of bit of Pet Toothpaste from your finger and then give him a tasty treat. Do this for a couple days.
  2. The following couple of days put some Pet Toothpaste on the Pet Toothbrush and let him lick that followed by their favourite treat.
  3. Finally, gently brush a few teeth with his brush and give him a treat. Just a couple teeth gradually work up to more and more. Pretty soon your pet is loving it all!

It is really that simple. Quick, easy and will result in a lifetime of better pet health.

One very important note about toothpaste. Never use human toothpaste as your pet could choke on the foam.

During Pet Dental Month Telling TAILS has many savings available on dental care products.

  • Pet toothpaste, pet toothbrushes, finger toothbrushes, plaque scrapers and dental care kits.
  • Powder supplements like Natures Dentist serve to remove tarter & plaque while your pet eats
  • Toys that encourage chewing to gently clean the teeth like rope toys can help to floss your pets teeth.
  • Toys like Bionic chew toys, can have treats hidden inside that can help to scrape the teeth as the teeth move in to score the goodies.
  • Treats that don’t break down easily like Bull Pizzles have a similar effect to flossing.
  • Chewing on Tarter buster bones and Deer Antlers provide friction against the teeth as your pets chew.

Come in to Telling TAILS for dental care month and both you and your pet will come out smiling.

Grooming and Self Wash

Get Your Groom On

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No need to book an appointment for the Self-Wash Station. Just bring the pooch in. We supply the Raised Tub, Pet Safe Shampoo, Apron, Bath Brush, Towels, Hair Dryer and Treats. Please call ahead to be sure the Self-Wash is not in use.

Please note the pricing and time listed for Grooming Services are average for information purposes only. The final cost may vary depending upon the condition of the dogs coat and the temperament of the dog.

Nutrience Original, Naturals and Grain Free Dog and Cat Pet Food

The Better Pet Food Choice!

If you’re looking for a dog food or cat Food diet have a closer look at Nutrience pet food for dogs and cats. The formulas contain no corn, wheat or soy, and there is  even a line that has said goodbye to grains altogether – Nutrience Grain Free for Dogs and Nutrience Grain Free for Cats. Whether it’s fresh turkey, cage-free chicken, whole egg, Atlantic herring or any of the many other high grade animal and fish proteins used, they are always the very best that can be sourced.


The low-glycemic carbohydrates in Nutrience foods may lower the risk of diabetes and help prevent obesity. By limiting carbs to those with a lower glycemic index where possible (lower or slower release of glucose into the bloodstream), the pressure on the cells to produce insulin is reduced – as is the risk of diabetes. Includes staples such as sweet potatoes, steel-cut oats, lentils, and green peas, to be not only delicious, healthy ingredients, but to contribute to a longer and healthier life for your pet.

Going Above and Beyond

Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements are beneficial to humans and pets alike. In addition to ensuring that our formulas contain all the vitamins, minerals and amino acids our pets require we’ve also added prebiotics, probiotics, glucosamine and chondroitin. While prebiotics and probiotics work together to support a healthy digestive system, glucosamine and chondroitin are incorporated into our formulas to help maintain hip and joint health.

Essential Fatty Acids

Healthy fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, are principle ingredients of every Nutrience formula. You can both see and feel the difference when feeding foods of superior value.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, a medium chain triglyceride (MCT), that elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects from illness, and speeds healing. Coconut oil also improves skin and coat conditioning, enhances digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.

Fish & salmon oil

Coldwater fish such as salmon and herring contain some of the highest levels of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids. They can improve your pet's skin and coat, reduce inflammation, regulate the immune system, improve cognitive function and assist in prenatal development.


These tiny seeds are packed with nutritional components. They're a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and high in soluble and insoluble fiber.

Protective Antioxidants


Pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach & broccoli:

Their bright colors alone are indicative of the presence of powerhouse nutrient beta- carotene. It boosts the immune system, guards against illness, promotes cardiovascular health and good vision. Moreover, they contain anti-inflammatory properties, cancer-fighting properties and are a good source of dietary fiber.

Blueberries, cranberries & pomegranates:

Known as "superfruits", pomegranates, blueberries and cranberries are renowned for their numerous protective anti-aging and metabolism boosting effects. These include fighting heart disease, memory loss, cancer, urinary tract infections and obesity.

Apples & pears:

Apples and pears provide sources of pectin (soluble fiber) to aid digestion and are rich in potassium, helping to maintain heart and muscle strength.

Nature’s Remedies


Botanicals have been valued for their medicinal and therapeutic properties throughout known history. We’ve been including them in our formulas for over 15 years for their power to naturally strengthen, heal and cleanse the body.


Promotes circulation and decreases inflammation.

Licorice Root:

Stimulates the immune system and is a fast-acting anti-inflammatory that can be specifically useful for pets with arthritis.

Ginger, Fennel & Peppermint:

Support the entire digestive system.

Juniper Berries:

Promote urinary tract health, lower blood glucose levels, strengthen kidney function and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Green Tea:

A rich antioxidant with numerous protective properties that fight against cancer, the inflammatory effects of arthritis and heart disease. It also boosts metabolism and helps burn fat.
Nutrience pet food has a formula tailored to your pet’s life stage and health needs. Nutrience Grain Free, Nutrience Natural and Nutrience Original quality formulas nourish your pet’s body. Remember, Nutrience cats and Nutrience dogs are healthy cats and dogs. Backed by the No Bad Anything promise, Nutrience products contain no corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

FROMM Four-Star Grain FREE Entrees

All of our FROMM Four Star entrees are specially formulated to compliment each other without digestive upset. You can introduce your pet to a new entree each day, eacy week or each month.

By rotating through the entrees you offer your pet:

  • more pleasure at meal time
  • greater protein/flavour variety to prevent boredom
  • more diverse and complete nutrient intake
  • ease of digestibility - easy on their digestive system
  • a safe alternative to a diet based on the same food day after day