Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

Have a SAFE, Happy Thanksgiving with Your Pet!

Nov 11, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Holiday Pet Safety Veterinary Article

Thanksgiving is a time for family gathering, and is the beginning of the holiday season. Enjoy the holidays with your pets, but beware of these hidden dangers so that you don’t spend your holidays at your veterinary hospital.


It’s National Cat Day on Saturday, October 29th!

Oct 28, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Feline

Ok, so your cat thinks every day is National Cat Day, but since it really is, here are some things you can do to help celebrate in a healthy way. Today’s cats live in a world of expanding waistlines, so make a play date with your cat. Many people own cats instead of dogs because they have a busy lifestyle, and cats don’t need to be walked outside on a leash. The misconception is that all you need is a litter box, food, and water. Just like us, cats need exercise and mental stimulation. Here are some ideas to have fun with our furry couch potatoes...


Does Your Cat Have Feline Hyperthyroidism?

Oct 27, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Feline

Occurring in 10% of cats over 10 years of age, and the most common endocrine disorder of middle aged and older cats, Feline Hyperthyroidism is a disease caused by an overactive thyroid gland that secretes excess thyroid hormone. Many cats diagnosed early can be treated successfully. If untreated, the condition’s progress will lead to marked weight loss and serious complications due to damage to the heart, kidneys, and other organ systems.


Black Cats Are Not Unlucky!

Oct 26, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Holiday Feline Pet Safety

There are many different theories about why some people consider black cats unlucky. Time and different cultures have treated black cats as everything from a goddess to a witch’s familiar, capable of rewarding those who adored them or cursing those who mistreated them.


Halloween Safety Tips

Oct 11, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Holiday Pet Safety Veterinary Article

With Halloween fast approaching, here is a timely reminder about a potential danger to our pets - chocolate toxicity. Ingestion of chocolate by pets is among the 20 most common poisonings reported in recent literature. It is the methylxanthine alkaloids, primarily theobromine and caffeine, that cause the deleterious effects and these are found in the highest concentrations in baking chocolate and the chocolate found in candy. The darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is, because these chemicals are in a higher concentration.


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.