Dogs and cats that are “getting on” still need to get out there and keep moving. Mental stimulation is critical, too.  Try taking your cat’s favorite toys away for a few days and then “gifting” her with them. They may seem brand new and rekindle some of that waning energy. Teach her a simple new […]

We all know that the human-animal bond is a two-way street. The love and care you give your pet are returned in a variety of ways, from purring in your lap to protecting your family from strangers. Recent national and international studies now indicate even greater health benefits to pet owners, and we at Croton […]

We’re all familiar with “dog years,” but we tend to forget that our companion animals will be with us for a precious few of them. One way to maximize the good times and minimize the bad is to give your pet a weekly home physical exam. It’s quick, easy and oh so important. Your first […]

Because over 85 percent of senior dogs and cats have serious dental problems, including gingivitis and periodontal disease. If left untreated, these diseases can affect the heart, liver and kidneys. Imagine what your teeth would be like if you didn’t brush them for a year. Talk about bad breath! And disease! Now consider that your […]