Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital's 11th Adopt-A-Pet Day

Aug 10, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Adopt A Pet Day Adoptions Events

On Sunday, September 18th, from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., Rain or Shine, the Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital will be holding its 11th Adopt-A-Pet Day at 320 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. The events have been so successful in finding homes for pets, and we hope to see you there!


5 Factors That Put Your Dog At Risk For Summer Heatstroke

Jul 15, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

Learn about the 5 risk factors that make some dogs more vulnerable: congenital defects or underlying respiratory problems; not being acclimated to hot weather; being kept outdoors without access to shade and water; being left in the car; and obesity.


Beach Safety Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

Jul 6, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

Ready to grab that beach towel and head to the shore with your canine companion in tow? While a straw hat and a pulp-fiction novel may be at the top of your packing list, you also need to bring along a few things to help ensure your dog’s comfort — and take the right precautions to keep him safe on land and in the water.


Make The Fourth Of July Happy For All Members Of The Family

Jun 23, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Holiday Pet Safety Feline Canine

July 4th is usually a great summer holiday for the family – except maybe the furry family. Many people consider this the most stressful holiday for pets. Here are some things you can do to help your dogs and cats get through it.


Insect Bites And Stings

Jun 22, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Feline Canine Pet Safety

There are a number of insects that can cause problems for your pet if bitten or stung, such as bees, flies, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. Here are some important guidelines for prevention and awareness.

 


Vacationing With Your Cat

Jun 1, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Feline Pet Safety Holiday

Whenever I go on vacation, I try to take one or both of my cats with me. They are part of my family, and I am lucky enough to have cats that travel well. We have traveled to hotels in Captiva, Orlando, and Miami, Florida; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Cape May, New Jersey; and New York City. Here are some tips I’ve learned through the years.


Noise Phobia Prevention

May 23, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Socialization

A puppy’s sensitive period is 4 to 16 weeks of age. The sensitive period for socialization is one in which puppies are most easily socialized to stimuli. A sensitive period is a time when a small amount of work or no work at all can have a large impact on the dog’s future behavior. While older dogs can be socialized, it is much more difficult after 16 weeks old. At 8 weeks, the fear reaction is fully developed; however, sociability outweighs fear until the puppy is roughly 16 weeks old.


Baby Bird Season Is Here!

May 18, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Avian Birds Spring

When you find a baby bird, information can be difficult to find, either for advice or to get the bird where it needs to be to receive proper care. Often timing is critical, and injured and orphaned wildlife can legally only go to individuals holding state and federal permits for rehabilitating that specific species. Some general advice can be found in this article.


Hiking With Your Dog Part 3 - After Your Hike: Before You Jump In The Car

Mar 28, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

You did it! You had a great time bonding with your dog, hopefully happy and tired, with no preparations needed for any emergencies. Here are a few tips before you both get in the car to go home.


Hiking With Your Dog Part 2 - During Your Hike: Garbage and Snakes and Bears, Oh My!

Mar 24, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

Enjoy the scenery and have fun exploring, but always be aware of your surroundings. Knowing your dog’s behavior and the obstacles you many encounter on your hike may be life saving. You may never need the following information, but this knowledge may be necessary in an emergency.