Celebrating National Pet Dental Health Month Over 85% of dogs and cats have some type of periodontal disease. In fact, this preventable disorder is the number one health problem diagnosed in small animals. Here is our simple, four step plan to greater health for your pets. 1. Annual Exam  It begins with an annual oral […]

Amazing ways from the Croton Animal Hospital Veterinarians, to save the planet, keep your health, and help your pet!  Amazingly simple ways that is.    Use biodegradable poop bags made out of organic or recyclable materials; your dog will be on his way to going green. Old blankets and sheets may seem like junk, but […]

This Fall I made two visits to SPARC’s Pet Connection session with my two dogs, Freddy and Erin, and one of my rabbits, Snowy.  SPARC is an organization based in Yorktown that provides therapeutic recreation activities to people with developmental disabilities.  Through these activities individuals develop friendships, independence and inclusion skills.       Croton […]

Vet Tech week recently passed and although noted on our facebook page in a timely fashion, I am belated in honoring our technicians with the praise they deserve. Erin and Karolina are dedicated to the care and comfort of our patients and we all recognize their compassion and professionalism each and every day. Veterinary Nursing […]

FOR SOME DOG PARENTS, A DOG’S WET NOSE IS ONE OF LIFE’S GREATEST JOYS. FOR OTHERS, IT’S JUST AN ICKY MYSTERY.  You enter a room, and immediately your pooch is at your side rubbing his mucus-ridden schnoz in your face, sniffing away along with a little tongue lapping.  You react by: Ah, how wonderful and […]

February 7, 2019 This week we learned of a recall of select canned dog foods by the Hills manufacturing company. The complete diet list can be found at the Hills website. The affected diets were manufactured between late-August 2018 and October 2018. The voluntary recall was initiated because of excess Vitamin D levels in the […]

The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors essential to the health and well-being of both. This includes, among other things, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals, and the environment. The veterinarian’s role in the human-animal bond is to maximize the potentials […]

This month our front desk donations were split between two wonderful charities: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue to help those effected by Hurricane Florence, and Town & Country K9 ResQ.   Your donations are matched by Croton Animal Hospital so we were able to give $220 to each of these organizations! Town & Country K9 ResQ […]

To De-Skunk A Dog  Hydrogen Peroxide is an essential part of a ‘skunk bath’ recipe!  Skunks live all over the place, and if your dog gets curious about one, they may end up with a face full of stink. If your pooch gets sprayed, there are ways you can rid them of the scent without […]