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The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Crazy Dog Lover in Your Life

Raise your hand if you personally know a true-blue dog lover! Let’s face it, most of us are close to at least a handful of these paw fanatics—dog owners who devote most of their time and energy to their four-legged best friends. To show these dog lovers in your life just how special they are… Continue reading The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Crazy Dog Lover in Your Life

How to Pet a Cat

Have you ever felt the urge to pet an unknown cat the moment you come across it? We’ve all been guilty of doing this without thinking of the possible repercussions, the worst of which could be the cat accidentally scratching or biting you. Though cats are social creatures, they don’t communicate and interact the same… Continue reading How to Pet a Cat

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Crazy Cat Lover in Your Life

If you know a crazy cat lover, chances are you’ve visited them and been amazed at just how many cat things one human being can own. We would know; our home has two crazy cat lovers in it, and the dog’s pretty nuts about her too. So how do you show your love and appreciation… Continue reading The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Crazy Cat Lover in Your Life

Why We Are Relaunching Waldo’s Friends

Waldo’s Friends started as a small blog and then a shop to support animal rescue. Our goal has always been and continues to be about supporting animal rescue, even though our approach has evolved and continues evolving.  We are a not-for-profit (incorporated earlier this year) and while we already commit 50% of profits from each… Continue reading Why We Are Relaunching Waldo’s Friends

How to Stop Your Cat from Scratching Furniture

Is your favourite couch scratched beyond recognition? Is your vintage carpet desperately asking to be rolled up after another destructive clawing session from your cat? If you find yourself constantly hoping your cat would stop scratching your furniture, floors, rugs, and other items, you’re in luck! We’ve done our research to find the best ways… Continue reading How to Stop Your Cat from Scratching Furniture

Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Red, green, and yellow bell peppers can be safely added to your dog’s diet. These vegetables are packed with carotenoids, antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins, A, C, and E, which helps with your dog’s digestive, circulatory, and immune systems. Bell peppers are said to relieve gas and reduce inflammation… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers?

Can Dogs Eat Pecans?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Pecans should never be fed to your dog because they contain the toxin juglone. When consumed by your pet, these nuts can cause gastrointestinal upset or create an obstruction in his windpipe, esophagus, stomach, or intestines. Another concern is if your dog accidentally consumes moldy pecans. Because of… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Pecans?

Can Dogs Eat Brussels Sprouts?

The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: A member of the Gemmifera Group of cabbages, brussels sprouts are fiber-packed buds that can be served to your four-legged pet. They are loaded with vitamins K and C, which aids your dog’s immune system, circulatory system, and the skeletal system. Meanwhile, the antioxidants found… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Brussels Sprouts?

Can Dogs Eat Lemons?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Belonging to the citrus family, lemons are highly acidic fruits that should not be consumed by dogs because of the psoralen compounds and essential oils found in them. Even just a small amount may harm small-sized dogs, which can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, gastrointestinal distress, and sensitivity… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Lemons?

Can Dogs Eat Plums?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Though not as lethal as grapes or raisins, plums may cause problems when consumed by your dog. The sharp pit may cause damage to your pet’s esophagus, stomach, or intestines, and may get stuck in his intestinal tract. Worse, a crushed pit may release cyanide that is toxic… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Plums?

How to Get Rid of Fleas on Your Dog

The bane of a dog’s existence, fleas are small flightless bugs that survive by sucking the blood of animals and even humans. Thriving in moist, humid environments and during warmer seasons of the year, fleas hop from host to host, latching on to their unknowing prey, piercing the prey’s skin to suck on its blood,… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Fleas on Your Dog

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Vegan in Your Life

Buying a gift is not as easy as it sounds. When selecting a present for someone, you must put into consideration the recipient’s personal taste, varied interests, and current needs (not to mention your budget). If the receiver is a vegan, the gift giving process can be a lot more interesting and rewarding as you… Continue reading The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Vegan in Your Life