Halloween Pet Safety in Westchester:  Halloween can be full of fun, fantasy and fear for family and furry friends. But it can also be a little too scary for some pets. The American Animal Hospital Association encourages pet owners to protect their four-legged pumpkins by being mindful of their F.E.A.R – food, environment, attire and […]

Reverse Sneezing Reverse sneezing, also known as Pharyngeal Gag Reflex or Paroxysmal Respiration, is a relatively widespread respiratory condition in dogs that is normally triggered by a spasm in the pooch’s soft palate as well as laryngeal area. It is often referred to as “reverse sneeze” because during the event, the dog is gasping air […]

HEALTHY HOMEMADE DOG TREATS HEALTH IS THE KEY INGREDIENT Treats you make yourself are a great way to control your dog’s diet, and limit the intake of fat and calories. They’re also positive alternatives to many commercial brand dog treats, which are often filled with unhealthy additives, preservatives, fillers, and byproducts. However, it’s important to […]

Rabbits are intelligent, social creatures and wonderful companions to people who take the time to learn about their needs. SPAY, NEUTER AND BUNNY-PROOFING Although most rabbits will use a litterbox, hormones may cause unneutered males and unspayed females to “mark territory.” Spaying or neutering your rabbit improves litterbox habits, lessens chewing behavior, and decreases territorial […]

Croton Animal Hospital offers a progressive new approach to veterinary care.  Our Wellness Plan embraces a focus on preventative medicine based on the specific life stage of your pet. Each patient is assessed individually based on factors such as species, breed, age, and environmental challenges. Next, we offer recommendations for: prevention nutrition diagnostic work-ups appropriate […]

Off-leash parks are a great outlet for dogs to run and play with other dogs in a securely fenced area. Follow these basic etiquette tips for bark parks: HEALTHY, IMMUNIZED DOGS ONLY It’s amazing how many people will bring a dog with kennel cough, fleas, mange or other health problems. Bringing an un-vaccinated dog to […]

You know how it is. You have a million questions about your pet before you get to the veterinary clinic, but when asked, your mind goes blank. Veterinarians rely on you to be your pet’s voice, so that you can share information about how your pet is behaving – including eating, drinking, sleep, urinating and/or […]

Be Kind to Animals Week® is the longest running, most successful humane education campaign in America, and has been supported by several U.S. presidents, celebrities from Shirley Temple to John Wayne, Eleanor Roosevelt to Betty White, and even Dennis the Menace and Porky Pig. Croton Animal Hospital celebrates the role animals play in our lives, […]

Just one mosquito bite can be potentially deadly for your dog or cat, because mosquitos carry the parasite that causes heartworm disease.  In the past, heartworm was thought to be a summertime threat to dogs in the southern United States. Now the disease is known to be a serious risk to both dogs and cats, […]

Disaster preparedness quiz An emergency has occurred in your town, and you have 45 minutes to evacuate. Are you prepared to take your pets with you? Do you… Have carriers for all your pets? Have all pets with ID tags or microchip ID? Know where you can go with your pets in the event of […]