We at Croton Animal Hospital recommend that a physical examination for all older pets be performed semiannually. In general, your pet is considered to be entering those “golden years” at age seven for dogs and age ten for cats. Many factors affect our pet’s life expectancy. While some of these factors are not in our […]

The American Kennel Club announced that the Labrador Retriever has taken the #1 spot for the 23rd consecutive year! And the Cat Fanciers’ Association has placed the Persian in the top spot for over 30 years! Jumping into pet parenthood can be a happy, exciting and rewarding experience for both pet and parent. However, you […]

CROTON ANIMAL HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR VETERINARY EXCELLENCE FOR OVER 40 YEARS! Croton Animal Hospital has been an accredited animal hospital of American Animal Hospital Association since 1974. We  recently had our triennial evaluation and because of the great effort put forth by our team in preparation for that event, we passed with flying colors and […]

Hmm Hmm Good… So why does a cat’s tongue feel like wet, rough sandpaper? Guess it’s just one of the things that make them so sweet, ahh… SPECIAL! A cat’s tongue appears to be the ultimate 24/7 grooming tool, covered in backwards-facing, hook-like structures called “papillae” that wash, smooth, and even help dry their coats […]

Dr. Mark Gustavson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Classical studies from Drew University in 1995. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 2012. He most recently completed a post-doctoral internship in Small Medicine and […]

A canine’s canines aren’t just for eating. So Here’s the point – and it can be a painful one. More than 4 million people are bitten by dogs every year. The number of recorded dog bite injuries is significantly higher in children, the elderly and service providers such as mail carriers and meter readers. While […]

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is […]

A lost pet that cannot be returned home because of lack of identification is a sad and frustrating situation. According to the American Humane Association’s website, 15 million dogs and 9 million cats enter animal shelters in the United States annually. But only 19% of dog owners and 3% of cat owners recover their lost […]