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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.

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Poosky

Last Sunday afternoon, leaning in a doorway at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, waiting for State Senator Julian Cyr and State Representative Dylan Fernandes...

Hairballs

My husband, a city boy from the Bronx, has a pair of soft canvas shoes he calls his “indoor” shoes. Having spent much of...

Jamaican cats

I’m at my desk now, looking out at gray leafless trees, the chill blue sky of New England winter, but over the holidays my...

Bullmastiff rectal tumor

When I first met Helios, he was 11 weeks old and already weighed 30 pounds. Not surprising for a bullmastiff puppy. (Yes, one word...

Merry Chanumas!

Three years ago, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah (alternative spellings include Chanukah and Hanukah, because even we Jews can’t agree on how to transliterate...

Christmas plants

None of my patients got sick this year from eating Halloween chocolate or Thanksgiving turkey, but a worried friend called recently. She had come...

Dog fights

A number of years ago, taking leave of friends on the Cape in mid-November, I wished each “Happy Thanksgiving” as I headed out. One...

Exercise-induced collapse

Jupiter is a handsome Australian shepherd with a lush tricolor coat. Adopted at 4 years old from a rescue organization, he has one eye...

HAC treatment decisions

Despite being the doggie equivalent of 90 years of age, and despite being mostly blind due to cataracts, Brexit, an elderly shepherd mix, still...

Burrs and Paint

My little veterinary practice is definitely “old school” — a few rooms attached directly to my home. So at night I can hear if...

Boomerang

“Hi, Boomerang,” I greeted the big tan dog in my exam room. But wait. The person sitting beside the husky greyhound cross wasn’t her...

Poutine’s private pain

When I was in college, I got a dog. (Note to college students: Don’t do this. You’re busy enough. Your parents are happy they...

Visiting Vet: The All Creatures Great and Small Awards

It’s time for Dr. Jasny’s Almost Annual Labor Day All Creatures Great and Small Awards. Last year September slipped right past me without an...

Fecal incontinence

When the Obamas are here, I have certain ... fantasies. The President, back at the North Road house after an afternoon golfing at Farm...

Smartphones

My mother’s elderly cat, Sabrina, got sick recently — weak, trembling, urinating inappropriately. Being 200 miles away, it’s always a dilemma when my mom...

Heatstroke

Saturday morning I poked my head outside. It was going to be a scorcher. Hot. Humid. And I was planning on walking from Five...

About those plovers

Winded from hiking back from the beach, I noticed a woman in the parking lot getting out of her car with a baby …...

Listening to Lucy’s heart

Lucy is a 12-year-old Shih Tzu, who was diagnosed with chronic cardiac valve disease last fall. This degenerative condition of the heart valves is...

Caring for a pet with CDS

Getting up from my desk, I stride purposefully to the kitchen, then stop. Why did I come in here? I can’t recall. I give...

Hemp oil

I recently wrote about a dog who ingested marijuana, presenting the case in a fairly lighthearted manner, because marijuana toxicity in dogs is rarely...