Probably the best prescription for winter’s chill is to keep your furry friends inside with you. The happiest dogs are those that are taken out frequently for walks and exercise but kept inside the rest of the time. Don’t leave your pets outside when the temperature drops. They are sensitive to severe cold and are […]

If he becomes injured or ill, contact your veterinarian immediately. However, knowing basic first aid could help save his life. To begin with, you should be aware of vital statistics that are normal for your pet. PULSE AND HEART RATE • Cats: 150-200 bpm • Small dogs: 90-120 bpm • Medium dogs: 70-110 bpm • […]

  CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, CAFFEINE  These products contain methylxanthines which, when ingested by pets, can cause vomiting and diarrhea, panting, excessive thirst and urination, hyperactivity, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures and even death. Darker chocolate is more dangerous than milk chocolate.  Beverages and food containing alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The American Kennel Club announced that the Labrador Retriever has taken the #1 spot for the 23rd consecutive year! And the Cat Fanciers’ Association has placed the Persian in the top spot for over 30 years! Jumping into pet parenthood can be a happy, exciting and rewarding experience for both pet and parent. However, you […]

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 […]

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. […]