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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.
Veterinarians and medical doctors sometimes use similar terminology, but the meaning can be entirely different.
Abdominal swelling could mean several things to a vet, none of them simple to treat.
Some terriers mysteriously develop a crippling condition known as LPD, but it can be corrected with surgery.
Captain Jack Sparrow sits curled beside me watching Pirates of the Caribbean.
Catnip is actually a mint, but to many cats it's much more than a flavor enhancer.
Giving a dog an aspirin may seem harmless, but in fact quite the opposite is true.
Hard as it is to watch an older pet fail, sometimes the best treatment is no treatment.
Vets need to channel their inner detective when it comes to topical afflictions on dogs' noses.
Vets call them "linear foreign bodies," a complicated name for a simple concept "” swallowing string.
Symptoms may not appear for months; maybe it's just arthritis; what to do?
Every now and again, a truly unusual pet is brought into a vet's office "” like a tarantula.
Vets continue to be vexed by measuring pain in pets, and which medications work best to alleviate it.
Some diagnoses are easy, some vexing. Either way a strict protocol and process makes the work more accurate.
Some lilies can make some pets very sick, but most plants and flowers are can coexist with pets just fine.
Some dogs thrive in dog parks, whether on Martha's Vineyard or anywhere else. For others it's trickier.
Several cures are available, including one that's expensive (and very effective) and one that's new to the market.
Sometimes, traditional remedies won't help dogs that are plagued by especially persistent ear mites.
I thought pet owners could probably use a vaccination refresher course. So the first thing I want to say is vaccines are good.
Some dogs don't know when they've had enough, and the results can be devastating.
Dramatic weight loss in pets can indicate a number of conditions, including diabetes.