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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.
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.
How often can any doctor be 100 percent certain about a diagnosis, whether for a four- or two-legged patient?
A guinea pig seems like an innocent, low-maintenance pet, but potential trouble lurks with even the most basic pet.
Leave a pet to its own devices, and you never know what they'll eat. And some taste treats can kill them.
Labels are only labels: how else to explain the African-American Jewish gospel singer who sings Tuesday in Vineyard Haven.
Pets don't fare well in extreme heat, so be careful where you restrain and/or contain them.
Yes, in dogs, too much saliva can lead to trouble.
Like the rest of us who are no longer as lithe as we once were, dogs and cats have aches and pains too. How to help?
Some pet owners will do almost anything to keep their favorite companion alive, but letting go may be the best option at times.
"In 1816, I was consulted by a young woman presenting with general symptoms of disease of the heart.
"Our dog is choking!" the voice shouted frantically.
The wind is mighty today.