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A Guide to Fostering Cats in Perth

A Guide to Fostering Cats in Perth

Are you thinking of fostering cats? Do you live in Perth or in other parts of Western Australia? If you answered YES to both questions, you’ve come to the right place! This handy Waldo’s Friends compilation is all you need to get started. It gives a rundown of animal rescue groups you can assist, online… Continue reading A Guide to Fostering Cats in Perth

A Guide to Fostering Dogs in Perth

A Guide to Fostering Dogs in Perth

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to foster dogs? We’re here to break it down for you. Essentially, it involves helping an animal rescue shelter by offering foster care to a dog or any other animal in their care while they find it a forever home. Doing this helps the shelter lighten their load… Continue reading A Guide to Fostering Dogs in Perth

Are orchids poisonous to cats?

Are Orchids Poisonous to Cats?

No, orchids are not poisonous to cats. Orchids are plants that belong to the Orchidaceae family. Currently, there are about 28,000 accepted species, making it one of the largest flowering plant families. Orchids are easily recognized because of the unique appearance of their flowers. They have three sepals, three petals, and a three-chambered ovary. According… Continue reading Are Orchids Poisonous to Cats?

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 ONNE Cruelty Free?

Yes, ONNE is cruelty free. Harnessing the power of nature, ONNE is a completely natural skincare collection that protects the body’s largest organ from environmental, hormonal, and aging factors. Scientifically formulated to “nourish, rejuvenate, restore, soothe and cleanse” the skin, their nutrient-packed products contain mindfully and sustainably sourced local natural and botanical ingredients in Australia.… Continue reading Is ONNE Cruelty Free?

Is OFRA Cosmetics Cruelty Free?

Yes, OFRA Cosmetics is cruelty free. Established by Ofra and David Gaito back in 1994, OFRA Cosmetics manufactures and distributes makeup and skincare products from their South Florida Headquarters. Their collection includes cosmetic products geared towards the eyes, face, and lips. For the skin, they develop cleansers, toners, serums, treatments, and more.  The American brand… Continue reading Is OFRA Cosmetics Cruelty Free?

Is Nude Beauty Products Cruelty Free?

Yes, Nude Beauty Products is cruelty free. Manufacturing products for the body, face, and hair, Nude Beauty Products was founded on the belief that skincare should never compromise its users’ health nor the well-being of the planet. As a green company, it handcrafts premium, environmentally friendly products all the way from Vietnam while supporting various… Continue reading Is Nude Beauty Products Cruelty Free?

Cat Food

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Can Cats Eat Catmint?

Yes, cats can eat catmint. Just like the catnip, catmint is a flowering plant that belongs under the Nepeta genus and Lamiaceae family. Though many people mistake them to be exactly the same, the two are different plants. Catmint is Nepeta mussinii, while catnip is Nepeta cataria. Cats can safely nibble on catmint as it… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Catmint?

Can Cats Eat Chia Seeds?

Yes, cats can eat chia seeds in moderation. Coming from the flowering plant Salvia hispanica of the mint family, chia seeds are edible seeds that are oval in shape and black or white in colour. When soaked in liquid, these tiny seeds form a gel-like coating, absorbing as much as 12 times their weight.  Chia… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Chia Seeds?

Can Cats Eat Sunflower Seeds?

Yes, cats can eat plain and shelled sunflower seeds in small amounts. Sunflower seeds are harvested from sunflower heads, with one head being able to contain up to 2,000 seeds. The edible seeds are contained in hard, striped shells in black and white colours.  Sunflower seeds have a mild, nutty flavour and are available in… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Sunflower Seeds?

Dog Food

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Which legumes and beans can your dog eat

Which legumes and beans can your dog eat? [We reviewed 12 options!]

These days, many cat and dog parents are introducing human-grade ingredients for their pets to try. From giving seafood to vegan alternatives, it’s a great way to expand your pup’s palate and add variety to his meals and treats. However, not all ingredients safe for humans are automatically good for canines. Before feeding your dog… Continue reading Which legumes and beans can your dog eat? [We reviewed 12 options!]

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Can Dogs Eat Rosemary?

Yes, dogs can eat small amounts of rosemary. Similar to basil, rosemary is an herb belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It contains vitamins and minerals such as manganese, folate, calcium, and vitamins C and A. Rosemary is listed as a non-toxic plant by the ASPCA. Therefore, it can be eaten by dogs, cats, and even… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Rosemary?

Can Dogs Eat Cilantro?

Yes, dogs can eat cilantro in moderation. Also known as coriander, Chinese parsley, and Mexican parsley, cilantro is a herb that belongs to the Apiaceae family. Its dried seeds or fresh leaves are used for culinary purposes, adding a tart-like flavour to dishes.  Cilantro is high in nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins A and C,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cilantro?

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