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Please don’t buy your pet medications on the Internet Although medicines are available on the Internet, they may have been purchased illegally from other countries, or may be expired medicines that have been repackaged. Be aware that medicines obtained from foreign countries may not meet FDA standards for safety and quality. These products are not […]

Look at your pet. Better yet, lift him. Is Fluffy a bit too fluffy? Has King become Kong? An extra five pounds on a dog whose ideal weight is 15 pounds is like an extra 50 pounds on a person who should tip the scales at 150. Watching his weight is as important as watching […]

Shelters have a great selection of adult animals, and many of them also offer kittens, puppies, and purebred pets. Many pets at your local shelter are waiting for new homes because they were obtained by people with unrealistic expectations of the time, effort, and money required to sustain a lifelong relationship with their pet.  Animals […]

It’s very sad. Many people are surprised to learn that, nationwide, close to four million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters – about one every eight seconds. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to […]

We know that cats that are well-socialized will likely be more sociable than those who haven’t been around many other cats. Many people adopt a second cat, thinking that the resident cat will be happy. This is a risky move. Just because your cat is sweet and loving with you doesn’t mean he’s going to […]

Our primary responsibility at Croton Animal Hospital is to provide your pet with compassionate medical care. We also consider it vitally important to support efforts to protect and strengthen the  bond between humans and their animal companions. This commitment includes educating people about responsible pet ownership, adopting animals, preventing dog bites, and providing a safe, […]

The human–animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and pets. It is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and  well–being of both. They include emotional, psychological and physical interactions of people, other animals and the environment. Our role in the human–animal bond is to maximize the potential of […]

1. Give your pet high-quality food that is nutritionally complete. Stick with well-known brand names or ask your veterinarian for a recommendation. 2. Make sure that fresh, clean water is always available for your pet. Rinse bowls and change water often. 3. Allow your dog adequate time to exercise and relieve himself. Cats need playtime […]