The short answer: No, L’Oréal is not entirely cruelty free. The long answer: French personal care company L’Oréal claims that it does not test any of its ingredients or products on animals. On its UK website, it says that it has developed alternative methods to animal testing. Episkin was created with human skin cells to… Continue reading Is L’Oréal Cruelty Free?
The short answer: No, Maybelline is not entirely cruelty free. The long answer: Maybelline is a multinational cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and personal care brand owned by L’Oréal. On its official website, Maybelline states: “L’Oréal no longer tests any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does… Continue reading Is Maybelline Cruelty Free?
Cats have the cutest expressions, from adorable slow kissy winks to sticking out their tongues. Blep, mlem or whatever you’d like to call it, this act of extending the tongue is outright adorable. But it can sometimes be cause for concern. In this article, we’ll talk about: What’s in a cat’s tongue? 8 reasons why… Continue reading Why do cats stick out their tongue? (Discover 8 possible reasons!)
The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Though cats need high amounts of protein in their diet, allowing your furball to eat raw chicken may create potential health problems. This is because raw chicken contains bacteria such as campylobacter, E. coli, listeria, and salmonella. When contaminated raw chicken is consumed by your… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Raw Chicken?
The short answer: No. The long answer: Salt is a mineral that is commonly used for cooking and adding flavour to dishes. Just a small amount (4 grams of salt per 2 pounds of your cat’s weight) can cause harm to your kitten friend. Eating salt may lead to her manifesting any or all of… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Salt?
The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Meat-loving cats do not need to consume sugar because this sweet-tasting human food is something that they cannot taste and digest. Their bodies are not good at breaking down carbohydrates, and they are better off having protein-rich meals. Feeding your cat too much sugar (whether… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Sugar?
The short answer: No. The long answer: Otherwise known as bulb onion or common onion, onion is a widely popular vegetable of the genus Allium that is used to add flavour to dishes. Similar to garlic, this aromatic, layered vegetable contains disulfides and thiosulphates that can do irreparable damage to your cat’s body. Eating a… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Onions?
The short answer: No. The long answer: A species of the Allium family, garlic contains disulfides and thiosulphates, compounds which are both harmful for your cat. Garlic consumption causes damage to your cat’s red blood cells, leading her to have hemolytic anemia, Heinz body anemia, and/or methemoglobinemia. Garlic is five times more concentrated than onions,… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Garlic?
Has this scenario ever happened to you? One moment you’re gently petting your cat, and the next, she’s playfully nipping your fingers, hands, or even your nose. Cats bite their owners without drawing blood for a variety of reasons, and in this Waldo’s Friends article, we’ll get to the bottom of all the possible reasons… Continue reading 9 Reasons Why Your Cat Bites You (And How to Stop It)
The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Though not as potent as milk or dark chocolate, white chocolate still contains the component theobromine, which is harmful for dogs. The poison levels vary depending on your dog’s size, how many grams of chocolate he consumes, and what kind of chocolate he eats in… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat White Chocolate?
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
The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Seaweed is the common name for several species of macroscopic, multicellular, marine algae that are packed with iodine, iron, and potassium. Whether in the form of kelp or nori (dried Japanese seaweed), seaweed is a safe snack for dogs to eat as long as they don’t contain… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Seaweed?