As your pet reaches his golden years, which come roughly seven times faster than ours, he may already be demonstrating changes in behavior, ability or appearance. Daily exercise will help keep your pet slim and flexible, and will maintain blood circulation and muscle tone. Help me in those Golden Years: • Give me a soft, […]

Pets and people have similar needs throughout their respective. As with their masters, pets need to receive medical attention more often as they get older. Regular wellness exams allow your veterinarian to evaluate yourpet’s general health, and become aware of any problems before they become serious illnesses. Wellness exams twice a year are important for […]

PREVENTION IS THE BEST POLICY A pesky mosquito can inject tiny worms called microfilariae into our pets. The microfilariae create turbulence that damages blood cells and vessel walls. The damage, in turn, causes clotting, scarring, and narrowing of blood vessels. The blood pressure goes up, and as it does, the heart pumps harder. This causes […]

The main factors that can impact the life span of dogs include breed, size, and gender. Finding dogs with the longest life expectancy isn’t easy. This is because, just as with people, researchers still don’t know what causes aging and why some dogs live longer than others. The median life expectancy of dogs is 12.8 […]

Arthritis is a common disease that affects one out of five dogs during their lifetime. The most common form of arthritis is referred to as “osteoarthritis” or “degenerative joint disease” that can attack any joint in the body, including the hips, knees, elbows, shoulders, neck, and back. The problem occurs when the cartilage within the […]

Croton Animal Hospital offers invaluable personal advice when you feel the time may be approaching. Consider these questions carefully when faced with the overwhelming decision of euthanasia. • Is your pet in incurable chronic pain, or does he have an age-related illness that cannot be alleviated and which now causes misery, e.g. advanced senility or […]

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep. I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.” I was close to you this […]