Learn about Dry Eye from Emily Moeller, DVM, DACVO
 
What is dry eye? 
The surface of the eye is covered with tears that are produced by glands located around the eye.  Tears provide oxygen, sugar, proteins, and healing factors to the surface of the eye.  Dry eye is a disease of low tear production. 
 
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Sarah Cocker, DVM
Residency Trained in Internal Medicine
 
Raw meat-based diets (RMBD), is an emerging trend with pet owners. Raw meat-based diets are those that contain uncooked or undercooked food animal species that are fed to dogs and cats. These diets can be found commercially or prepared at home and some are stored frozen or freeze-dried. People in favor of RMBDs view them as natural and closer to what a wild dog or cat would eat. 
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Due to the amazing generosity of so many wonderful members of our community, 8,915 pounds of pet food and $1,145 in cash was donated to our 2017 Holiday Pet Food Drive! It was our second largest drive to date. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s kindness including the support from many of our referring partners for reaching out to their clients and placing bins at their hospitals. 

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Although it is the season for holiday cheer, many families throughout San Diego have a difficult time feeding their human family members, let alone their furry companions. For the sixth straight year, we are asking San Diego residents to help by donating pet food to our annual Holiday Pet Food Drive. All dog and cat pet food items will be donated to the San Diego Food Bank to be distributed to a dozen local nonprofit partners including local soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, rehabilitation centers, low-income day care centers, and disability programs to benefit San Diego families and their four-legged friends.

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Enzo is a 9-year old male Rottweiler. I started treating him when he was only 3 and his saga began. He developed Leptospirosis, a severe community-acquired kidney infection that causes acute kidney failure. With treatment, Enzo survived this infection. Unfortunately, the kidney damage was so severe that a full recovery was not possible and he has had chronic kidney disease since that time. It is a small miracle that Enzo is still with us today as it is almost unheard of for a dog to survive this length of time with kidney failure. 

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