Raw Food Diet and Its Benefits
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by Chelsea Huang
1M ago
For years, commercial pet foods have always been the go-to for pet owners. However, in recent times, feeding pets a raw food diet has become a popular alternative. As pet owners become better informed on pet food nutrition, many are seeking for a more natural diet instead of traditional kibbles and wet canned food. But what exactly is a raw diet, and why are so many pawrents making the switch?  What is a Raw Diet?  As the name suggests, a raw diet consists of raw and uncooked ingredients. This includes ingredients like meats, bones, fruits, vegetables and sometimes dairy products. T ..read more
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All About Ragdolls
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by Chelsea Huang
3M ago
In the feline world, Ragdoll cats are known as gentle giants because of their affectionate nature despite being one of the largest cat breeds in the world. In fact, the name “Ragdoll'' came from their tendency to go limp when picked up. Read on to find out if Ragdolls are the perfect fit for you as we explore their distinctive characteristics and care requirements in today’s blog post.  History Ragdoll cats were developed by a breeder named Ann Baker back in the 1960s. This involved a careful selection of cats with gentle and non-aggressive traits. It was said to have started with Ann Ba ..read more
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6 Toxic Foods Your Pets Should Never Eat
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by Chelsea Huang
4M ago
Most pets love human foods and table scraps, especially pups. As pet owners, we tend to give in occasionally and share a bite with our furry friends. However, in our efforts to pamper and indulge our pets, it is important to be aware that certain foods can pose significant health risks. What may seem like innocent treats to us can have serious consequences on our pets’ health. In this blog post, we will delve into some common foods that can be harmful to pets and how to safeguard them from accidental ingestion.  Chocolates Chocolates are one of the most popular treats for humans, often p ..read more
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Common Illnesses in Cats
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by Chelsea Huang
5M ago
Cats, like all living creatures, can experience health problems that can be concerning and sometimes even life-threatening. As a cat owner, it is important to be aware of common health issues that your felines may encounter so that you can provide them with the care and attention they need. In this blog, we will discuss some of the most common health problems in felines and what you can do to keep your furry companion comfortable and healthy.  1. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a general term that encompasses several feline conditio ..read more
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The Dos and Don'ts of Cat Litter
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by Chelsea Huang
7M ago
If you’re a cat owner, you already know the vital role litter boxes play in meeting your feline companion’s needs. Unlike many dogs, cats do not require outdoor walks or pee pads for their bathroom needs, a well filled litter box suffices. For us pawrents, it is essential to prioritise litter box care as a crucial responsibility in our pet care routine. Cats possess a strong sense of cleanliness and an acute sense of smell, making it imperative for owners to provide them with a litter box that meets their preferences. Aside from cleanliness, the size of the litter box holds equal importance. I ..read more
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What To Do If Your Pet Gets Bitten
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by Chelsea Huang
8M ago
Dogs are inherently social animals and they thrive on interactions with their fellow canines. However, it is undeniable that these interactions can sometimes lead to fights, and your dog can potentially get bitten. As pet owners, it is our responsibility to understand the potential risks and be prepared to provide the necessary care and attention to our furry companions if they ever find themselves injured in a dog altercation. In this blog post, we will walk you through the essential steps to take if your furry companion gets bitten by another pet.    Watch Out for Signs of an Anxi ..read more
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The Dangers of Haze to Our Pets
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by Chelsea Huang
9M ago
It is that time of the year again in Singapore -  the haze season. This recurring issue, caused by the extensive forest fires in Indonesia, is a familiar challenge for us Singaporeans.   Haze is composed of dust, smoke or other dry particles in the air, which obscures our visibility and gives the atmosphere a smoky appearance. While most of us understand that haze can lead to acute symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and a general feeling of fatigue, it is important to recognise that our pets are equally affected. In fact, they may be even more sensitive t ..read more
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Common Cat Myths to Stop Believing
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by Chelsea Huang
10M ago
Cats are among the most loved pets across the planet. Along with these creatures of mystery, comes a host of myths and misconceptions. While some of these myths are harmless, others can influence how we care for and understand our feline companions. In this blog post, we’ll shed light on some of the most common myths about cats, aiming to dispel the conceptions and foster a deeper appreciation for all cats. Myth #1: Cats are low maintenance pets Cats wear the label of being “low-maintenance” because they are often being compared to dogs. Yes, cats do not possess the same play or energy expend ..read more
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Signs That Your Cat is in Pain
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by Chelsea Huang
10M ago
Cats have mastered the art of hiding pain, a survival instinct deeply rooted in their roles as both a prey and predator in the wild. This innate understanding drives them to conceal any signs of vulnerability, as displaying weakness only paints a target on their back to nearby predators.  As the primary caretakers of these felines, it is our responsibility to notice the subtle signs of pain in our cats so that we can take the necessary steps to comfort and prevent any condition from escalating.    Signs To Look Out For Behavioural Changes Many cats become more withdrawn and w ..read more
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Why You Should Consider Adopting
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by Chelsea Huang
11M ago
Bringing a new furry friend into your life is a decision that comes with a world of excitement and responsibility. The age-old question arises: Should you adopt or shop for a pet? While pet stores offer tempting prospects, there’s something truly special about choosing to adopt a pet from a shelter.  Saving a Life This might be the biggest reason of all. When you adopt a dog, a cat, a rabbit or any other small animals, you are giving them a fresh start at life. You’ll be providing them with a safe and loving home where they can thrive to become happy and healthy again. In fact, you’ll b ..read more
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