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 Emily 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 […]

  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 […]

Paw Tip: If you can smell your dog before you see your dog – it’s time for a real bath! Unlike their feline counterparts, most dogs love the water. Then again, have you ever watched your dog rub, rock and roll around on the ground while licking and nipping at his coat and paws? That’s […]