Petit Mal Characterized by tremors, drooling, spontaneous urination and staring or upward eye movement. Although a “mild” seizure, the effects may be as serious as the other types. Grand Mal The more violent seizure, marked by convulsions, foaming at the mouth, uncontrollable urination and defecation, rapid paw and jaw movements and loss of consciousness. This […]

Certain situations may arise with your pet that require your immediate attention. You’ll learn to recognize the most critical symptoms and determine the proper course of action. As always, a call to your veterinarian is the first and best step, once you’ve controlled the situation to the best of your ability. Imagine your dog curled […]

You’ve probably noticed that when you pet a soft, gentle cat or play fetch with a dog whose tail won’t stop wagging, you relax and feel a little better. In recent years, scientific studies have begun to pinpoint the ways in which companion animals actually do improve our minds and our bodies. Caring for a […]

Croton Animal Hospital provides an abundance ofservices dedicated to the care and treatment of your best friends. With summer comes a variety of harmful diseases and conditions that affect our pets as they take to the great outdoors. The biggest summertime hazard for pets is when they’re left inside parked cars. Don’t ever leave them […]

As your pet reaches his golden years, which come roughly seven times faster than ours, he may already be demonstrating changes in behavior, ability or appearance. Daily exercise will help keep your pet slim and flexible, and will maintain blood circulation and muscle tone. Help me in those Golden Years: • Give me a soft, […]

PREVENTION IS THE BEST POLICY A pesky mosquito can inject tiny worms called microfilariae into our pets. The microfilariae create turbulence that damages blood cells and vessel walls. The damage, in turn, causes clotting, scarring, and narrowing of blood vessels. The blood pressure goes up, and as it does, the heart pumps harder. This causes […]

The main factors that can impact the life span of dogs include breed, size, and gender. Finding dogs with the longest life expectancy isn’t easy. This is because, just as with people, researchers still don’t know what causes aging and why some dogs live longer than others. The median life expectancy of dogs is 12.8 […]

Arthritis is a common disease that affects one out of five dogs during their lifetime. The most common form of arthritis is referred to as “osteoarthritis” or “degenerative joint disease” that can attack any joint in the body, including the hips, knees, elbows, shoulders, neck, and back. The problem occurs when the cartilage within the […]

Croton Animal Hospital offers invaluable personal advice when you feel the time may be approaching. Consider these questions carefully when faced with the overwhelming decision of euthanasia. • Is your pet in incurable chronic pain, or does he have an age-related illness that cannot be alleviated and which now causes misery, e.g. advanced senility or […]