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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.

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Visiting Vet: Behavior questions

“Oh, by the way,” the owner said as she was leaving with her cat at the end of their 20-minute annual appointment for physical...

Visiting Vet: An outside cat brings home the bunny

Sylvester is a handsome adult cat who lives in a rural, wooded area of West Tisbury. Like many country cats, Sly goes outside and...

Visiting Vet: Taking the hunt to your indoor cat

When I was a child, my family had cats. There were Puss, Eloise, Gorilla, and Stinky. There were Pywacket, Farfel, and Nobody, and others...

Visiting Vet: The cat and the carrier

It’s one of life’s little mysteries — the fact that cats love to explore, investigating every tiny hidey-hole they can find, crawling inside paper...

Visiting Vet: Fear-biting and ways to address it

Merlot is a scrappy little dog, born feral on a tropical island. The papers that came with him from the Caribbean animal shelter say...

Visiting Vet: Feline chin acne

Minato and Umaki are two sweet but sometimes shy siblings. Born feral, this brother and sister pair were taken in as kittens by a...

Visiting Vet: Urinary stones

Early one morning, Balboa, a 5-year-old male shih tzu, was let outside to powder his nose. OK, dogs don’t powder their noses. Even people...

Visiting Vet: Was it GME?

The first episode happened when Tidbit was 2 years old. In the middle of the night, the young Labrador retriever was jumping off an...

Visiting Vet: It wasn’t an easy birth

All I remember is she was a very big dog. A Great Pyrenees or Saint Bernard. It was back in the day when we...

Visiting Vet: When chocolate isn’t sweet

It all started with a small tropical tree indigenous to South and Central America, Theobroma cacao. This tree grows big red fruit pods. Inside...

Visiting Vet: Cats and dogs

Sprinkles is a sweet, petite, 8-month-old cat who shares her home with her sister Sprocket, and her “cousin” Pippa, a 6-month-old Labrador retriever. Despite...

Visiting Vet: Senior animals

It’s one o’clock in the morning. I can’t get comfortable. I have bursitis in my hip, and it hurts. I toss and turn. If...

Visiting Vet: Connections

“Do you carry electric blankets?” the voice asked when I answered the office phone. For a moment I was confused. Veterinarians use a variety...

Visiting Vet: Happy holidays

Deck the Halls (Please sing out loud to your pets for full effect . . . with apologies to Scottish musician Thomas Oliphant, 1862, who...

Visiting Vet: Help is here

Two o’clock in the morning. The telephone rings. A dog vomiting repeatedly. Sunday afternoon. The telephone rings. A limping cat. Halfway through dinner. The...

Visiting Vet: Bones are not humerus

Three families. Four dogs. A whole lot of short rib bones. The first people were not regular clients, but referred to me as “the...

Visiting Vet: Greylock’s case

When Greylock arrived for his appointment, his owner and I spent some time chatting on the porch. The handsome grey middle-aged cat had originally...

Visiting Vet: ‘My dog is choking!’

“My dog is choking!” I get these frantic phone calls way too often. Sometimes at two o’clock in the morning. Or the time I...

Visiting Vet: Cats’ eyes

Ketzeleh, a sweet older cat, came in for an appointment. Her owner reported the cat’s eyes had been a little runny for a few...

Visiting Vet: Mako’s miracle

The answering service relayed the message to me at 7 pm by quoting the client’s exact words — her dog, Mako, had eaten “a...