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 […]

Rabies can be a deadly disease. Luckily, outbreaks are not particularly common in the United States. However, the consequences can be severe if you are bitten by a rabid animal. Types of Exposure Rabies is spread among mammals, in a group of diseases called zoonotic disease, that animals can transmit to humans. Rabies is usually […]

So ya wanna be a cowdog? Let’s clear up some myths about why dogs eat grass. First of all, dogs do things that don’t make sense to you humans. One of those things is eating grass, and it’s pretty common with canines. You can take a lot of guesses as to why, but I won’t […]

Microchip identification can be you pets permanent ticket home. A lost pet that cannot be returned home because of lack of identification is a very sad situation. A microchip ID for your pet can mean the difference between lost and found. While collars and ID tags are extremely valuable tools in returning lost pets to […]

  SPAY OR NEUTER Sterilization helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.  Spaying and neutering pets makes them more easily socialized, and helps control pet overpopulation. PARASITE PREVENTION Parasitic conditions, (examples are heartworm disease, fleas or ticks) can be prevented if early symptoms are caught.  We can prescribe preventive treatments that are highly effective, […]

More than 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. Periodontal disease is a progressive and painful infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth. It starts out as a bacterial film called plaque. When the […]

Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather. Winter Wellness Has your pet had her wellness exam yet? Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a […]

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, and diagnostic work-ups […]

Over 40 cats from the Animal Care Centers of New York City (ACC) facility in Manhattan have tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza A, H7N2 (LPAI). Testing was done by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Diagnostic Services Laboratory. This virus is different from the seasonal […]

Take steps to ensure your pets’ health during cold weather. BE PREPARED: • Talk to your veterinarian about your pet’s risks in cold weather • Have an emergency kit that includes your pet’s needs in case of severe weather or prolonged power outage • If your dog has a short coat or seems bothered by […]