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 […]

  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, […]

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 […]

Just one mosquito bite can be potentially deadly for your dog or cat, because mosquitos carry the parasite that causes heartworm disease.  In the past, heartworm was thought to be a summertime threat to dogs in the southern United States. Now the disease is known to be a serious risk to both dogs and cats, […]

“Discount pet drugs-no prescription required” may appeal to pet owners surfing the Web, but FDA experts say it can be risky to buy drugs online from sites that tout this message and others like it. Some of the Internet sites that sell pet drugs represent legitimate, reputable pharmacies, says Martine Hartogensis, D.V.M., deputy director of […]

They may not be lions and tigers and bears, but these pesky little pests can  make a season of distress for both people and their pets. So read on, take action, and know that prevention is the best defense against the peskiest pests! WHEN ‘SQUITO BITES GO STRAIGHT TO THE HEART!  Yes, just one mosquito […]

Heartworms are potentially fatal parasitic worms living in the pulmonary arteries, lungs and hearts of both cats and dogs. Wherever pets and pests (e.g. mosquitoes) are present, heartworm infection is possible. The infection in cats may be more common than previously realized. Diagnosis is much more difficult than in dogs, and treatment can be challenging. […]