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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.

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A Christmas Eve dilemma

With everyone busy with holiday preparations, travel plans, or visiting friends and family, late December is usually a peaceful time around my office. Most...

HGE is only seen in dogs, but what is it?

Little Bamboo arrived on an emergency wrapped in a towel. The elderly Yorkshire terrier was struggling to breathe, wheezing and snorting with each inhalation....

Howling

Many years ago, Pat Rogers gave me a cassette tape of Christmas carols ... sung entirely by cats. No kidding. Someone had recorded meows...

Them Bones

It was late in the day. Busy with patients, I couldn’t come to the phone, but my secretary relayed the message. “Lucky has a...

Slick, a dog of a different color

Slick is an 11-year-old black Labrador retriever. At least, she used to be black. Perhaps she got tired of the ubiquitous Black Dog of...

When Starr ate rat poison

Starr is a typical Labrador retriever, which means he loves to eat and isn’t picky about the menu. So it was no surprise that...

What’s with the stuffy nose?

When Taquka-aq, the 12-year-old golden retriever, presented with a complaint of unilateral nasal discharge, my first thought was, “Uh-oh, nasal tumor.” If your pet...

Malignant melanoma

Nesta, the senior yellow Labrador, arrived for his annual visit. We hadn’t seen much of the old man this year. He had been remarkably...

Getting to the bottom of Blanche’s problems

A client called last week because her cat, Blanche, was having diarrhea. I will pause while you giggle. We are going to talk about...

Eating light bulbs

The dog wasn’t even on-Island, but I have known the owner since she was a little girl, and she wanted my advice. “He ate...

Is he deaf?

I used to share a house with a huge, ancient dog named Major. Major would lie in the middle of the floor, an immovable...

Lucy might be royalty

Lucy is a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Ancestors of this breed were probably developed in 16th century Europe by crossing small spaniels with “Oriental”...

Something’s wrong with Gamaliel

The gentle chirp of crickets alerts me to a weekend text message from my answering service — a pleasant improvement from the days when...

 Travels with Fido

Waving goodbye to my older daughter as she headed off to summer camp in New Hampshire, I sat down, teary-eyed, to write, but I...

Visiting Vet: Little dog brings big challenge

Tidbit is a tiny toy poodle, weighing only 5 pounds. OK, I don’t really have a patient named Tidbit, but let’s imagine I do....

Encountering new diseases

In 2004, 22 greyhounds at a Florida racetrack came down with fever and cough. Outbreaks of respiratory disease in such close-quarter environments are often...

An elderly bishon with a series of troubles

Violet is a bichon frisé. No, that’s not a kind of lettuce. It’s a canine breed the AKC describes as a “small, sturdy, white...

Straight to the specialist?

If you’ve been reading my column faithfully, you already know I broke my big toe a few weeks ago. (I like to remind people...

Toes

I fell off my bike last week and, being old enough that I no longer bounce well, I broke my toe. My big toe....

Flea products

Spring arrives, heralded by pinkletinks, crocuses ... and ticks — followed closely by a flood of pet owners in search of flea and tick...