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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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Is Function of Beauty Cruelty Free?

Yes, Function of Beauty is cruelty free. Launched in 2015, Function of Beauty produces 100% customisable beauty products from their facility in Pennsylvania, USA. The brand was developed by co-founders Josh, Zahir, and Hien, who wanted to give consumers the option to choose what goes into the products they use for their hair, skin, and… Continue reading Is Function of Beauty Cruelty Free?

Is Fresh Face Skin Cruelty Free?

Yes, Fresh Face Skin is cruelty free. Fresh Face Skin is an Australian brand that formulates cleansers, treatments, enhancers, and tools to treat various skin problems. Acne and congestion, pigment and uneven tone, redness and sensitivity, dryness, and aging are the five categories addressed by the brand.  On the Our Story page, the founder of… Continue reading Is Fresh Face Skin Cruelty Free?

Is Flawco Cruelty Free?

Yes, Flawco is cruelty free. Based in Perth, Flawco is an Australian brand that manufactures and distributes affordable, naturally formulated products for the skin. The skincare brand is known for their Australian Blue Clay, which uses native ingredients sourced from local businesses.  On their FAQs page, they post the question, “Are all the ingredients in… Continue reading Is Flawco Cruelty Free?

Cat Food

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Can Cats Eat White Chocolate?

It is not recommended for cats to eat white chocolate because of its sugar content. Chocolate typically consists of sugar, cocoa solids, and cocoa butter. White chocolate, on the other hand, is made up of cocoa butter, milk, and sugar, and is devoid of cocoa solids. They say only 0.25 mg of theobromine is found… Continue reading Can Cats Eat White Chocolate?

Can Cats Eat Cinnamon?

It is not recommended for cats to eat high amounts of cinnamon. Known for its sweet flavour and strong scent, cinnamon is a dark red spice that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is declared as non-toxic to both cats and dogs by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, it… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Cinnamon?

Can Cats Eat Grass?

Yes, but be careful when allowing your cat to eat grass. Some cats enjoy “grazing” or eating grass. This is normal cat behaviour and may be done by your cat for a number of reasons. These include but are not limited to inducing vomiting to clean out her system, relieving anxiety, or hastening her bowel… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Grass?

Dog Food

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Which supermarket meats can your dog eat? [We explore 12 options!]

No matter how old your pooch is, he needs to eat the perfect blend of nutrients daily so he has the energy to play with his toys, go out for walks, or get some sun (and enrichment!) from your backyard. Though many paw parents rely on purchasing commercially sold pet food to meet their dog’s… Continue reading Which supermarket meats can your dog eat? [We explore 12 options!]

Which fruits and vegetables can your dog eat? [We reviewed over 60 options!]

Are you a paw parent who’s looking for creative ways to nourish your adopted dog? These days, it’s easy to integrate human-grade food as meal add-ons or homemade treats to serve your canine baby. However, giving food fit for humans is not always a good idea as some ingredients are surprisingly harmful for pooches. In… Continue reading Which fruits and vegetables can your dog eat? [We reviewed over 60 options!]

Which seafood products can your dog eat? [We review 6 options!]

Nutrition plays an essential part in every pet’s life. Whether you care for a rambunctious puppy or a mature pooch, all dogs need to eat complete and balanced diets to help them function at their best. Aside from his specially formulated dry or wet kibble, dog parents can offer homemade treats or incorporate other energy-packed… Continue reading Which seafood products can your dog eat? [We review 6 options!]

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