Dogs have a sense of smell that dwarfs our human olfactory sense. Theirs overpowers our own by orders of magnitude, between 10,000 and 100,000 times stronger. For example, dogs’ noses have up to 300 million olfactory receptors, as opposed to around six million in ours. And the area of a dog’s brain devoted to evaluating […]

Dear Client: As we all learn to deal with the new normal of living with the novel coronavirus, we here at Croton Animal Hospital have instituted some changes in our protocol for client appointments with the goal of minimizing contact between clients and staff.  We anticipate staying open and serving our patients until such time […]

Amazing ways from the Croton Animal Hospital Veterinarians, to save the planet, keep your health, and help your pet!  Amazingly simple ways that is.    Use biodegradable poop bags made out of organic or recyclable materials; your dog will be on his way to going green. Old blankets and sheets may seem like junk, but […]

  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 […]

Paw Tip: If you can smell your dog before you see your dog – it’s time for a real bath! Unlike their feline counterparts, most dogs love the water. Then again, have you ever watched your dog rub, rock and roll around on the ground while licking and nipping at his coat and paws? That’s […]

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 […]

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 […]