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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Use biodegradable poop bags made out of organic  or recyclable material; your dog will be on his way to going green.   Old blankets and sheets may seem like junk, but if you donate them to your local shelter, they are warm beds and comfort for lonely pets.   Instead of driving to the dog […]

Tis the season for family, food, and festivities.  It’s also when furry family members can be injured by frolicking in the proverbial forbidden fruit.  To make things merrier, Croton Animal Hospital offers some tips on reducing the holiday stress on your pets. –Mistletoe and holly may look intriguing but they’re also toxic, as are amaryllis […]

The love and care you give your pet is returned in many ways, from a warm purr to courageous protection.  The foundation of our practice is enriching that bond, and providing the highest standards of medical care to help your pets live healthy, happy lives. In that spirit, we teach preventive techniques to pet owners […]

1. Because you’ll save a life. A shelter pet is more than one in a million – she’s one in 2.7 million. That’s the number of adoptable dogs and cats who are still euthanized each year in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people adopt.  This number […]

They may not be lions and tigers and bears, but these pesky little pests can  make a season of distress for both people and their pets. So read on, take action, and know that prevention is the best defense against the peskiest pests! WHEN ‘SQUITO BITES GO STRAIGHT TO THE HEART!  Yes, just one mosquito […]

We all know that the human-animal bond is a two-way street. The love and care you give your pet are returned in a variety of ways, from purring in your lap to protecting your family from strangers. Recent national and international studies now indicate even greater health benefits to pet owners, and we at Croton […]