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 […]

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 […]

Is a Dog’s Mouth Cleaner than a Human’s Mouth?  Apples, Oranges, Humans and Dogs: Comparing a dog’s mouth to a human’s mouth is “like comparing apples and oranges.” Although both dog and human mouths are full of microbes, and there is some overlap in the types of bacteria between species, there is also a host […]

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 […]

  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, […]

Sadly, of the 4.5 million people bitten by dogs each year, too many of them are children. But nobody wants to be a canine chew toy, so here are the best ways to stay off the menu: Never approach a strange dog, especially one that’s tied up or confined. Always assume a dog that doesn’t […]

Learning that the animal you love has arthritis can be hard on both of you.  However, there are medications, therapies, and ways you can adapt your home to help your pet enjoy life. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition of the joints in which the normal cartilage cushion breaks down.  Eventually, adjacent bones rub against each […]

Because over 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. Imagine what your teeth would be like if you didn’t brush them for a year. Talk about bad breath! And disease! Now consider that your […]

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 […]