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 […]

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 […]

Last May, Johnny Depp got in a lot of doggie doo with the government of Australia.  The Pirates of the Caribbean star and his wife were accused of smuggling their two Yorkshire terriers – Pistol and Boo – into the country on a private jet without proper documentation and medical clearances.  Depp flew the pooches […]

Dogs generally like to please and to be loved by their family. Some basic training with positive reinforcement will help your dog earn a gold medal for good behavior. General Training Tips • Start training at an early age; dedicate time each day. • Make sure everyone in the household is teaching him the same […]

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. Trauma from a fall, or a heavy blow from a collision. Even if your pet is conscious and walking around after trauma, internal injuries or complications can become life-threatening hours or even days later. Only an exam, x-rays or other testing can ensure that your pet is fine after an accident. 2. Bleeding that […]

Dogs and cats that are “getting on” still need to get out there and keep moving. Mental stimulation is critical, too.  Try taking your cat’s favorite toys away for a few days and then “gifting” her with them. They may seem brand new and rekindle some of that waning energy. Teach her a simple new […]

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 control, […]

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 […]