Dear Client: As we all learn to deal with the new normal of living with the novel coronavirus, we here at Croton Animal Hospital have instituted some changes in our protocol for client appointments with the goal of minimizing contact between clients and staff.  We anticipate staying open and serving our patients until such time […]

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 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 […]

  YOU CAN HELP YOUR PET IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: Seek veterinary treatment quickly. But there are steps you can take that may save your pet’s life until you can get to the vet.  IF YOUR PET IS CHOKING:   Your pet may be choking if they:  have difficulty breathing paw excessively at their mouths make choking […]

Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease Recent reports of an increased incidence of a type of heart disease, called dilated cardiomyopathy, in dog breeds not typically predisposed to this disease have made their way to the FDA and also to many news outlets. Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease A connection between the affected animals […]

KEEPING YOUR PET’S PEARLY WHITES SHINY AND BRIGHT THE PERFECT DENTAL PLAN LET THE TOOTH BE TOLD According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, periodontal disease affects 80 percent of cats and dogs before the age of four. A progressive infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth, it can be very painful for your faithful […]

The Ten Commandments of a Responsible Pet Owner By: Stan Rawlinson 1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me. 3. Place your trust in me – it is crucial for my well-being. 4. Don’t […]

Microscopic Mites = Big Problems = Mange Mange is caused by a mite infestation, and is a common skin condition that affects dogs, cats and rabbits. The microscopic parasites either burrow under your pet’s skin or inhabit hair follicles or oil glands in the skin. A small population of mites is always present on your […]