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?
The short answer: Yes. The long answer: An aid for stool stiffening, squash is a natural produce that your dog can safely consume. It contains high amounts of beta-carotene (promotes eye health), manganese (boosts bone strength and helps the body process fats and carbohydrates), as well as vitamins A, B6, and C, folate, fiber, riboflavin,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Squash?
The short answer: No. The long answer: An ingredient commonly used to add flavour to human food, salt is a tasty mineral that should be kept away from curious dogs at all times. The salty condiment can make your dog extremely dehydrated, make him want to pee repeatedly, cause severe stomach inflammation, create electrolyte imbalances,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Salt?
Did you know that unspayed female cats can get pregnant as soon as they turn four to six months old? They are known to be “induced ovulators,” releasing eggs due to external stimuli such as the physical act of mating or mechanical stimulation. A female cat can go into heat every two to three weeks… Continue reading How to Tell If Your Cat is Pregnant [7 Ways to Find Out]
The short answer: No. The long answer: A combination of white beans and sweet sauce, baked beans are high in protein and fiber but not necessarily good for your feline pet. Garlic and onion may be found in the baked beans mixture—two ingredients that are known to be harmful to cats. Canned baked beans may… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Baked Beans?