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 […]

Over 40 cats from the Animal Care Centers of New York City (ACC) facility in Manhattan have tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza A, H7N2 (LPAI). Testing was done by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Diagnostic Services Laboratory. This virus is different from the seasonal […]

Be Kind to Animals Week® is the longest running, most successful humane education campaign in America, and has been supported by several U.S. presidents, celebrities from Shirley Temple to John Wayne, Eleanor Roosevelt to Betty White, and even Dennis the Menace and Porky Pig. Croton Animal Hospital celebrates the role animals play in our lives, […]

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 […]

Fall is full of fun and treats for you and your family. Help ensure that everyone – including your pet – has a Happy Halloween by following these “safety treats” when preparing for the frightfully fun festivities. • Keep your pet in a quiet place, away from trick-or-treaters and other noisy Halloween activities. • Dogs […]

• When you first bring your new dog home, confine him to one or two rooms or use baby gates. • Keep the dog confined until the cat is comfortable moving around the house and approaching the baby gate to investigate. • Set up some controlled meetings. Put the dog on a lead and walk […]

It’s a touchy-feely thing you do when you’re petting your pet anyway We’re all familiar with “dog years,” but we sometimes forget that our beloved pets will be with us for a precious few of them. One way to maximize the good times and minimize the bad is to give your pet a monthly home […]

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 […]