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Phantom balls: do dogs & cats miss their balls after neutering? Read before early spaying/ neutering a puppy or kitten.

Phantom balls: do dogs & cats miss their testicles after neutering? This blog started as a completely empathetic and not an intellectually rigorous investigation on neutering your pet. I coined the term “phantom balls”...

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3 Alarming Things you should know about the FDA Study on Grain-Free dog food & Dilated Cardiomyopathy

In July 2018, the FDA announced that it was investigating links between Dilated Cardiomyopathy in dogs and certain pet foods. The focus was on “grain-free” pet foods although it wasn’t clear why the FDA...

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CBD Oil for dogs & cats: Pros and Cons of CBD oil for pets?

What does CBD oil do for dogs & cats? Since the legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018 there has been an explosion of cannabis products and their derivatives. CBD is an acronym for...

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What to know about toxoplasmosis during pregnancy while owning a cat or feeding raw pet food

The fear of toxoplasmosis and effects on pregnancy Recently, we’ve had questions about the fear of getting toxoplasmosis during pregnancy from a cat or from raw pet food. Typical questions we receive are: “We...

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Beyond grain-free pet kibble; Is kibble bad for your dog & cat?- (PART 1)

What is pet kibble food? Pet kibble food are little dry ‘biscuits’ of dog /cat food made using carbohydrate, meat, sprayed with fat and in most cases, supplemented with synthetic vitamins. Typically grains or in...

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A Vet’s Perspective: Why does my Dog have skin disease and what can I do about it?

Note from Moonlight Dog Cafe Dr. Rehanni sent me this draft for “Why does my Dog have skin disease and what can I do about it?”as part of a 3-piece series we had discussed....

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Vitamin D Toxicity in Dogs & Cats: How to avoid Vitamin D toxicity in pets

FDA warning on Vitamin D Toxicity in several pet foods If you haven’t already heard, the FDA warned the public in December of Vitamin D toxicity in several pet foods. Pet foods affected include...

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Mindful Meat: A Consumer’s Guide to consciously choosing Pet Food

10 tips for Consciously Choosing Pet Food to feed your dog or cat Making decisions on what to feed our furred family has never been more complicated. With seemingly endless options, we are faced...

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Coping with the loss of a dog or cat. Grieving for your pet & finding peace

Dealing with grief from the loss of a dog or cat. Our story… When we lost Shinji to cancer, we felt lost. He was seemingly healthy one day and then in the course of...

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A Vet’s Perspective: Great Tips on Feeding Raw Pet Food Diets for Dogs & Cats

My first encounter with raw pet food diets There is a lot of confusion about raw pet food diets.  Several decades ago when I was just a student at Vet School (yes I am...

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