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10 Ways to Help Your Anxious Dog

Do you care for or own an anxious dog? Just like humans, our pets can and will experience anxiety at different points in their lives. When this happens, they sometimes have a harder time communicating their feelings to us. We can also misinterpret their behaviour and miss the opportunity to help them out. In this… Continue reading 10 Ways to Help Your Anxious Dog

All You Need to Know about Cat Harnesses

It’s best for domesticated cats to stay indoors. By remaining inside your home, these feline companions stay safe, live longer, and avoid dangerous hazards such as coming across wild animals, getting hit by a car, and transmitting infectious diseases. However, if you want your cat to be physically and mentally stimulated, there are ways to… Continue reading All You Need to Know about Cat Harnesses

How to Introduce a Kitten to a Cat

Do you feel like it’s time to add another furry feline to your home? Before bringing home a kitten from the animal shelter or rescue centre, there are things you need to consider and prepare.  First and foremost, think about your existing cat. Cats are territorial by nature, so your cat (aka the master of… Continue reading How to Introduce a Kitten to a Cat

Can Dogs Eat Radishes?

The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Radishes are root vegetables that come in a variety of colours such as red and white. They are known for being sources of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, and potassium, which can aid your dog’s digestive and skeletal systems. As your dog chews on this… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Radishes?

Can Dogs Eat Pizza?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Pizza is defined as “a dish of Italian origin consisting of a flat, round base of dough baked with a topping of tomato sauce and cheese, typically with added meat or vegetables.” The ingredients used play a big part in determining if the pizza is… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Pizza?

Can Dogs Eat Kale?

The short answer: Yes, but only occasionally and in small amounts. The long answer: Rich in beta carotene, vitamins K and C, calcium, and potassium, kale is a leafy vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. The superfood can be consumed by your canine in moderation, even if the vegetable is known to accumulate the… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Kale?

Can Dogs Eat Human Food?

The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Dogs are allowed to eat human food as long as they are not cooked with salt, sugar, herbs, savoury sauces, and artificial flavourings that may be harmful for him. Depending on the ingredients and its chemical makeup, some human food may cause vomiting, diarrhea, and mild stomach… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Human Food?

Can Dogs Eat Figs?

The short answer: Yes, but in very small amounts. The long answer: High in natural sugars and soluble fiber, figs are a great source of antioxidants (vitamins A and K) and minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper). However, your dog should only eat limited amounts of this fruit because the sugar content may upset… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Figs?

Why Do Cats Knead?

Cats are beautiful creatures with unusual habits. If you’re adopting one for the very first time, it’s best to read up on as much cat behaviour as possible so you don’t get blindsided by their eccentricities. Kneading is one of those peculiar cat behaviours, and in this Waldo’s Friends article, we answer the questions: What… Continue reading Why Do Cats Knead?

Can Dogs Eat Hot Dogs?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Hot dogs are grilled or steamed sausages that are made from pork, beef, chicken, turkey, or a combination of meats. They usually contain meat trimmings, fat, flavourings, and preservatives, which are not recommended for your dog. Some flavourings (salt, garlic, and paprika), preservatives (sodium erythorbate… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Hot Dogs?

Can Dogs Eat Quinoa?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Quinoa is a gluten-free seed that is safe for dogs. Often eaten by humans as a healthier substitute for rice, it contains high levels of protein, healthy carbohydrates, B vitamins, and minerals compared with other grains. Eating quinoa is said to increase your dog’s muscle growth, reduce his… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Quinoa?

Can Dogs Eat Beets?

The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Usually red in colour, the beet is a root vegetable that is a great source of fiber, folic acid, potassium, and vitamin C. Its high fiber content can improve your dog’s colon health and help him pass stool easily. Feeding your dog beets can also… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Beets?