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 […]

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 […]