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 […]

I know you’ll still need me. I know you’ll still feed me? When I’m 64! Make 7 your pet’s lucky number. It’s a common belief that dogs age seven years for each human year. And that’s pretty accurate, depending on his weight. But there’s another reason to consider this number as special: it’s typically when your […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2017 CONTACT: Bruce N. Hoskins, DVM     Croton Animal Hospital Achieves High Level of Veterinary Excellence   Croton, New York – Croton Animal Hospital has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Croton Animal Hospital earned AAHA accreditation […]

Is a Dog’s Mouth Cleaner than a Human’s Mouth?  Apples, Oranges, Humans and Dogs: Comparing a dog’s mouth to a human’s mouth is “like comparing apples and oranges.” Although both dog and human mouths are full of microbes, and there is some overlap in the types of bacteria between species, there is also a host […]

Do the Fall Paw Safety Dance Beware of these Falling Dangers:  The crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage can make fall the most breathtaking of seasons. Not too hot – not too cold. But despite the pleasant perks fall ushers in, it also has its share of lurking dangers for our furry friends. Here are […]

Halloween Pet Safety in Westchester:  Halloween can be full of fun, fantasy and fear for family and furry friends. But it can also be a little too scary for some pets. The American Animal Hospital Association encourages pet owners to protect their four-legged pumpkins by being mindful of their F.E.A.R – food, environment, attire and […]

Reverse Sneezing Reverse sneezing, also known as Pharyngeal Gag Reflex or Paroxysmal Respiration, is a relatively widespread respiratory condition in dogs that is normally triggered by a spasm in the pooch’s soft palate as well as laryngeal area. It is often referred to as “reverse sneeze” because during the event, the dog is gasping air […]

GASTROENTERITIS:  WHEN YOUR DOG REALLY NEEDS A BEST FRIEND Gastroenteritis is an irritation of the stomach and intestines; it usually results in vomiting and diarrhea. One of the leading causes of gastroenteritis is feeding a pet “people” food or table scraps. Others may include metabolic disorders, ingesting inappropriate things like garbage or feces, inflammatory bowel […]