Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

Tuna Raises Donations for RVH’s Adopt-A-Pet Day

Sep 2, 2015 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: New Updates Adopt A Pet Day Adoptions Community Outreach

Tuna, star of the book “Tuna Melts My Heart,” is the world’s most famous and absolutely adorable shelter dog with a matching sense of humor and personality (with translating help from his human). Tuna, together with Barkbox and Harlow & Sage, held an internet fundraiser for the rescue groups and shelters attending the Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital’s Adopt-A-Pet Day to help the groups continue their work finding forever homes for pets.

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital's 10th Adopt-A-Pet Day

Aug 24, 2015 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Adoptions Adopt A Pet Day Events

On Sunday, September 20th, from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., Rain or Shine, the Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital will be holding its 10th 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!

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital Achieves High Level of Veterinary Excellence

Aug 12, 2015 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: New Updates

On August 11, Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Only 12% of all the animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada achieve this level. Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital upheld its AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s medical care, practice protocols, medical equipment, facilities and client service in both the Ridgewood and Midland Park offices.  

Vacationing With Your Cat

Aug 10, 2015 — 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.

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

Jul 2, 2015 — 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.

The Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Rabbit

Jun 11, 2015 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Rabbit Veterinary Article

Many people know the health benefits and importance of spaying or neutering dogs and cats, but did you know it is just as important to spay or neuter a pet rabbit? Not only will it prevent pregnancy (since many times there are male and female rabbits in the same household), but it also helps to prevent future diseases.

Canine Influenza Outbreak in Chicago

Apr 20, 2015 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Health Alert

Over 1,200 dogs have become sickened with the Canine Influenza Virus, and 6 have died in Chicago in an outbreak over a two week period. Cornell University is reporting that the outbreak is caused by a virus closely related to the Asian strains of influenza A H3N2 currently in circulation in Chinese and South Korean dog populations. This virus may also infect cats, however, to date there have been no reported cases in the Chicago area. The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association has put out an advisory for travelers not to bring their dogs into the area and, if you are exposed to dogs in the area, to thoroughly wash your hands and clothing before coming home to your dog.

Rabid Coyote in Saddle River and Rabid Raccoon in Ridgewood

Apr 20, 2015 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Health Alert

A man who was bitten by a rabid coyote in Saddle River has received treatment for Rabies. We were also notified of a rabid raccoon in Ridgewood this week. Please remember there is no treatment for Rabies in dogs, cats, or ferrets once infected. A dog was also bitten by the same coyote in Saddle RIver, and is now being quarantined for six months. There is a state law that allows the local Board of Health to require pet owners to kill or confine unvaccinated pets for six months after being bitten by potentially rabid animals.

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

Apr 8, 2015 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Feline Dental Veterinary Article

When people go to a dentist for routine cleaning or a tooth ache, the dentist will always take x-rays (radiographs). You may wonder what can be seen with x-rays that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Radiographs of the mouth and sinuses allow both human dentists and veterinarians to see bone, the roots of teeth, and soft tissues. Unfortunately, all of these structures are susceptible to diseases, such as abscesses, infection, decay, retention of baby teeth, and certain cancers. In fact, as much as 60% of all dental disease occurs below the gumline. 

Spay/Neuter Discount Includes Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork for Your Pet’s Safety

Apr 6, 2015 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Feline Special Offer

If you have a puppy or kitten that has not been spayed or neutered, we urge you to do so. Female dogs and cats who are spayed have a decreased risk of mammary tumors (breast cancer) and a reduced possibility of serious or life-threatening uterine infections. Spaying eliminates the inconvenience of your pet’s estrus cycle, and it prevents unplanned mating. Male dogs and cats who are castrated have a decreased risk of prostatic enlargement, perineal hernias, perianal adenomas, and testicular tumors. Castration can reduce aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and wandering, and also helps prevent unplanned mating.