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A Guide to Fostering Cats in Adelaide

Volunteering for rescues is a great way to show your support for animal welfare. You can do it in so many ways, from leaving a bequest and donating as a company to cleaning kennels and finding pet adopters. Fostering is another unique opportunity for animal lovers to help rescue groups. It leaves a strong and… Continue reading A Guide to Fostering Cats in Adelaide

A Guide to Fostering Dogs in Adelaide

Do you have an affinity for rescue dogs but, for one reason or another, cannot adopt them? There’s another meaningful way you can help local animal rescues, and it’s through fostering! As a foster carer for dogs, you get to rehabilitate, train, and care for the canine wards in your home until they’re ready to… Continue reading A Guide to Fostering Dogs in Adelaide

A Guide to Fostering Cats in Brisbane

No-kill animal shelters and rescue groups are always in need of passionate volunteers who can share their time, energy, and resources. Various skills and talents (such as taking amazing paw-traits or kickstarting fundraisers) serve different purposes, but together, they all add up in making a rescue run smoothly and successfully.  If you want to volunteer… Continue reading A Guide to Fostering Cats in Brisbane

Backyard Fun: Create a Sensory Garden for Your Dog

These days, more and more pawrents are concerned about the well-being of their pets. They focus not just on providing for their pets’ basic needs (food, shelter, and medical care), but on finding unique ways to improve their pets’ physical, mental, and social welfare. Canine owners can go the extra mile for their four-legged best… Continue reading Backyard Fun: Create a Sensory Garden for Your Dog

Backyard Fun: Create a Catio for Your Cat

House cats are natural predators who love to hunt. Just like their ancestors that lived in the wild, they have agile bodies made for hunting as well as keen senses that help them catch their prey. You’ll see it in the way your cat leaps to catch the feather at the end of the wand… Continue reading Backyard Fun: Create a Catio for Your Cat

12 Easy DIY Toys to Make for Cats and Dogs

As pawrents, we’ve all fallen under the marketing spell of the “hottest” pet toys and bought them for our furbabies… only to find them ignored and gathering dust in a corner. Instead, our pets have found joy in the simplest of things, such as an old teddy bear or a tattered paper bag that has… Continue reading 12 Easy DIY Toys to Make for Cats and Dogs

Weekend Pet Guides

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Sydney Dog-Friendly Walks: Bidjigal Reserve NSW

We love dog-friendly bushwalks more than your average dog family and Bidjigal Reserve did not disappoint. Last month, when Waldo had spent a few too many sullen Saturdays giving us third degree guilt stares, we decided to venture out and find a new walk that satisfied our tried and tested dog walking criteria: The bushwalk… Continue reading Sydney Dog-Friendly Walks: Bidjigal Reserve NSW

5 Fun Sports to Try with Your Dog

A healthy dog is a happy dog! Keep your pooch in tip-top shape through consistent exercise to help him live better and longer. Whether he’s a playful puppy, a full-grown adult, or even a senior dog, your four-legged friend will benefit from active pursuits that’ll keep him physically and mentally stimulated. Aside from giving him… Continue reading 5 Fun Sports to Try with Your Dog

Your Complete Guide to Throwing the Best Pet Party

Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baby showers—humans throw parties for every and any occasion we can think of. These lively celebrations bring people together to commemorate a special event, and in the process, create even more unforgettable happy memories.  As a loving pet parent, you can do the same for your best furry friend and surprise him… Continue reading Your Complete Guide to Throwing the Best Pet Party

Seniors

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How Can I Tell if My Dog is a Senior? (6 Ways to Tell)

Have you noticed changes in your dog’s appearance, energy levels, and mobility over the past few months? If you’ve had your pooch for quite some time, it’s normal to see him slowing down as he gets older. However, it’s important to know that not all dogs hit the senior mark at the same time. Aside… Continue reading How Can I Tell if My Dog is a Senior? (6 Ways to Tell)

How Can I Tell if My Cat is a Senior? (6 Ways to Tell)

Aging is a natural process that leads to senescence, “a decline of biological functions and of the organism’s ability to adapt to metabolic stress.” It is normal for your beloved cats grow older through the passing of time. However, the good news is that more and more cats are living longer due to advancements in… Continue reading How Can I Tell if My Cat is a Senior? (6 Ways to Tell)

The Best Food to Feed an Elderly Cat

Just like us, cats go through various life stages and have different needs at every stage. It’ll take years before they are officially called “seniors,” but once they reach the age of 7, their metabolism and activity levels may start to slow down. As such, their nutritional needs alter as well. This Waldo’s Friends article… Continue reading The Best Food to Feed an Elderly Cat

Cruelty Free

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Is Herbivore Botanicals Cruelty Free?

Yes, Herbivore Botanicals is cruelty free. Herbivore Botanicals was founded by Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow in 2011 straight from their kitchen in Seattle, USA. Their face, skin, and body products are said to be created using “all-natural ingredients, plant-based food-grade cold-pressed oils, steam distilled therapeutic-grade essential oils, and GMO free soy wax.” Their clarity… Continue reading Is Herbivore Botanicals Cruelty Free?

Is Harlo Cruelty Free?

Yes, Harlo is cruelty free. Available through Harlo Design Studio, Harlo is an Australian skincare brand that cares for varying skin types. This includes oily, dry, combination, sensitive, and dehydrated skin. The botanical collection was developed by Tarmaine, a qualified aesthetician in search of ethical, water-free, and pH-neutral products for her body.  Harlo prides themselves… Continue reading Is Harlo Cruelty Free?

Is GlowB Cruelty Free?

Yes, GlowB is cruelty free. GlowB is all about celebrating women’s differences and “helping women feel confident exactly as they are.” Using verified non-toxic ingredients, GlowB has formulated clean and gentle skincare products for all skin types all the way from the UK. However, their collection is shipped from warehouses in the UK, Netherlands, and… Continue reading Is GlowB Cruelty Free?

Cat Food

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Can Cats Eat Carob?

Yes, cats can eat carob in moderation. Carob is a flowering evergreen tree or shrub that is a member of the legume family, Fabaceae. The carob pulp is usually transformed into flour. Meanwhile, the dried pod is turned into powder, and is commonly used as a substitute for chocolate. However, unlike chocolate that contains theobromine… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Carob?

Can Cats Eat Berries?

Yes, cats can eat berries in moderation. Berries are a type of edible fruit that have a sweet, sour, or tart taste and do not come with hard stones or pits. Popular fruit berries consumed around the world include strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. All these varieties may be eaten by your pet kitty as a… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Berries?

Can Cats Eat Porridge?

Yes, cats can eat porridge in small quantities. Porridge is a breakfast dish that is prepared by combining ground or crushed grain with boiled water or milk. Oatmeal is one of the most common types of porridge. Made from oats, it contains fiber and nutrients such as B vitamins, zinc, and iron that can help… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Porridge?

Dog Food

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Can Dogs Eat Spicy Food?

No, dogs should not eat spicy food. Spicy food such as chili beans and curry may be delicious for humans, but this may not be the case for dogs. Spicy dishes are made with hot peppers such as chili peppers, cayenne, jalapenos, and serrano—all of which cannot be eaten by your dog. When eaten, the… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Spicy Food?

Can Dogs Eat Greek Yogurt?

Yes, dogs can eat Greek yogurt but only in limited amounts. Greek yogurt is a cultured and fermented treat that comes from milk. It is a thicker version of regular yogurt because the liquid has been drained out of it. As long as your dog is not lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy, he can… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Greek Yogurt?

Can Dogs Eat Kidney Beans?

Yes, dogs can eat kidney beans as long as they are cooked plainly. Kidney beans are high in antioxidants and great sources of plant-based protein. These legumes come from the flowering plant family Fabaceae. Kidney beans are often included in spicy stews and soups such as chili con carne and brenebon. They can be cooked… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Kidney Beans?

Shelter Products

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10 Dog-Themed Products to Show Your Support for Animal Shelters

If you’re a true believer in the “Adopt don’t shop” mantra, then don’t stop at adopting your little bundle of joy. Continue showing your support for the great work done by animal rescue shelters by purchasing these adorable rescue parent products from shelter online shops. Take your pick from these 10 bark-tastic products that will… Continue reading 10 Dog-Themed Products to Show Your Support for Animal Shelters

10 Purr-fect Animal Shelter Items for Cat Lovers

Raise your hand if you’re a certified cat lady or a mad cat man who’s all for responsible pet ownership. By purchasing these 10 animal shelter items for cat lovers (which you can gift to yourself or someone else!), you show your support for rescue shelters that take in abandoned cats until they’re ready to… Continue reading 10 Purr-fect Animal Shelter Items for Cat Lovers

10 Paw-Some Dog-Themed Products for Rescue Supporters

A proud pooch parent can never own too many dog-themed products, and a proud rescue pet parent can never support too many shelters! Here are 10 options that will definitely make the cut if you’re keen to spread the #adoptdontshop love, while snagging some sweet goods for friends and family. The best part? These dog-themed… Continue reading 10 Paw-Some Dog-Themed Products for Rescue Supporters

Environment and Conservation

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How to Responsibly Fundraise for Australian Bushfires

People from all over the world have shown their generosity by donating money and coming up with creative ways to help Australia’s relief and recovery efforts for the bushfires. Setting up a fundraiser is another way you can show your support for the volunteers and evacuees, as well as the wildlife animals and habitat gravely… Continue reading How to Responsibly Fundraise for Australian Bushfires

10 Ways to Help Wildlife Injured by Australian Bushfires

With approximately 18.6 million hectares (46 million acres) of land burned by the bushfires across Australia, it comes as no surprise that over 1.25 billion animals have been tragically killed, gravely injured, or displaced from forests and reserves that they consider home. Minister of the Environment Sussan Ley estimates that in New South Wales alone,… Continue reading 10 Ways to Help Wildlife Injured by Australian Bushfires

10 Other Ways You Can Support Bushfire Recovery

Help comes in many forms, and any kind of assistance is greatly appreciated by the survivors of a natural disaster. Donating funds to help Australia recover from the wake of the catastrophic bushfires and record breaking heat may be the most obvious and fastest way to assist the country, but there are other ways you… Continue reading 10 Other Ways You Can Support Bushfire Recovery