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 […]

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 […]

Rabies can be a deadly disease. Luckily, outbreaks are not particularly common in the United States. However, the consequences can be severe if you are bitten by a rabid animal. Types of Rabies Exposure Rabies is spread among mammals, in a group of diseases called zoonotic disease, that animals can transmit to humans. Rabies is […]

Microchip identification can be you pets permanent ticket home. A lost pet that cannot be returned home because of lack of identification is a very sad situation. A microchip ID for your pet can mean the difference between lost and found. While collars and ID tags are extremely valuable tools in returning lost pets to […]

  SPAY OR NEUTER Sterilization helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.  Spaying and neutering pets makes them more easily socialized, and helps control pet overpopulation. PARASITE PREVENTION Parasitic conditions, (examples are heartworm disease, fleas or ticks) can be prevented if early symptoms are caught.  We can prescribe preventive treatments that are highly effective, […]

More than 85 percent of senior dogs and cats have serious dental problems including gingivitis and periodontal disease.               If left untreated, these diseases can affect the heart, liver and kidneys.   Periodontal Disease  Periodontal disease is a progressive and painful infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth. It starts out as a bacterial film called […]

Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather. Winter Wellness for Your Pets Has your pet had her wellness exam yet? Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at […]

Croton Animal Hospital offers a progressive new approach to veterinary care.  Our Wellness Plan embraces a focus on preventative medicine based on the specific life stage of your pet. Each patient is assessed individually based on factors such as species, breed, age, and environmental challenges. Next, we offer recommendations for: prevention nutrition diagnostic work-ups appropriate […]

Q: What should I think about when deciding to travel with my pet? A: There are numerous considerations you should take into account: Make sure your pet is comfortable with travel Some pets cannot handle travel because of illness, injury, age or temperament. If your pet is not good with travel, you should consider a […]