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Buyer’s Guide: 4 Types of Dog Harnesses

Thinking of bringing home a puppy from an animal shelter? There are many questions to answer so you can be absolutely sure you’re ready to care for a young pooch. From figuring out who the primary carer will be to choosing a training method, you need to devote lots of time, effort, and (some) money… Continue reading Buyer’s Guide: 4 Types of Dog Harnesses

Is your senior cat vomiting hairballs? Here’s what to do

As soon as your cat turns seven, she may be considered a senior depending on her species, breed, and the state of her organs. It is common to witness her body undergo physiological changes, including a weaker sense of hearing, lower immunity, and slower digestion. It is also normal for your aging cat (or even… Continue reading Is your senior cat vomiting hairballs? Here’s what to do

Can cats drink milk? We review 7 milk options!

An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, milk is a nutrient-rich liquid that comes from mammals or even plants. It contains calcium, magnesium, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A and B12. Newborns and young mammals drink the milk of their mothers as their primary source of nutrition before moving on to solids. This includes… Continue reading Can cats drink milk? We review 7 milk options!

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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Vegan Hair Care Brands for Cruelty Free Living [20 brands listed!]

Hair can help a person show off his unique identity. Since this is one of the physical attributes others initially see, it goes without saying that many individuals spend a lot of time, effort, and money to make their hair look good. Having healthy tresses entails using the best hair cleansing, hair colouring, and hair… Continue reading Vegan Hair Care Brands for Cruelty Free Living [20 brands listed!]

Is Windex Cruelty Free?

No, Windex is not cruelty free. Windex sells products that can disinfect glass, hard surfaces, and even gadgets. Most of their products are formulated with detergents, solvents, fragrances, and ammonia in some cases. Originally created as a glass cleaner by Drackett Company in 1936, the brand was later acquired by SC Johnson in 1993. Aside… Continue reading Is Windex Cruelty Free?

Is OxiClean Cruelty Free?

No, OxiClean is not cruelty free. OxiClean offers household cleaning solutions such as stain removers, laundry detergents, and multi-purpose disinfectants. It uses sodium percarbonate and hydrogen peroxide as its main ingredients. The brand has been owned by Church & Dwight since 2006, a company that also manufactures Arm & Hammer.  OxiClean is unclear about their… Continue reading Is OxiClean Cruelty Free?

Cat Food

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Can Cats Eat Raw Salmon?

It is not recommended for cats to eat raw salmon. A type of ray-finned fish, salmon contains substantial amounts of animal-based protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B12. As long as your cat isn’t allergic to fish, she may occasionally eat a small amount of cooked salmon as a treat. Eating too much of it… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Raw Salmon?

Can Cats Eat Fish Bones?

It is not recommended for cats to eat fish bones, which can cause health problems. Fish bones are the bony, delicate parts of a fish. Technically speaking, it is possible for cats to eat fish bones, but only if they’re the raw variety and the right size for your pet cat. As a rule, you… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Fish Bones?

Can Cats Eat Cashews?

It is not recommended for cats to eat cashews due to the fat and sodium content. Cashews are kidney-shaped nuts that are packed with plant-based protein and fat. They are known for having good amounts of magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc. Cashews in itself are alright for cats to eat, but they must be… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Cashews?

Dog Food

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Can Dogs Eat Mint?

Dogs can eat mint depending on the variety. A fragrant plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae family, mint is often used as a breath freshener or food and drink flavouring. There are certain varieties that are safe for dogs to eat. These include wild mint, spearmint, peppermint, and catmint. A small amount of these mint… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Mint?

Can Dogs Eat Crab?

Yes, dogs can eat crab but with caution and in moderation. Crabs are decapod crustaceans that are found in the ocean, in fresh water, and on land. They are covered with a thick exoskeleton, which is difficult for dogs to bite and chew on. On the other hand, their flesh is a soft, delicious treat… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Crab?

Can Dogs Eat Sardines?

Yes, dogs can eat sardines but it must be done with caution. Sardines are a type of small, oily fish from the herring family. Typically silver in colour, they are commercially sold in fresh, frozen, tinned, or jarred forms. Because they only feed on plankton, they do not contain high levels of mercury (unlike salmon).… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Sardines?

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