Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

Is Your Pet Too Cold?

Jan 6, 2017 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Pet Safety Winter

Pets can get hypothermia, too! Here are important tips on pet safety during the cold winter months.


New Year’s Resolutions for Pets?

Dec 11, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Holiday Canine Feline

We used our imagination to guess what our pets’ New Year’s resolutions would be. Here is our list; please feel free to have fun and add your own pet’s New Year’s resolutions.


Keep Your Pet Safe This Holiday

Dec 9, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Holiday Pet Safety

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with the whole family, but here are some tips you may not know:

1. Be aware of Christmas traditions you may not know are poisonous to your pet such as poinsettia, mistletoe, tree longevity products added to the water, and lily plants. Evergreen trees are ok, but not the little juniper berries that are on some species. Amaryllis plants are not poisonous, but will give your pet a nasty bout of diarrhea.

2. Tinsel and ribbon are particularly dangerous to your pet’s intestines, and are likely to cause obstruction or perforation, often requiring surgery...


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.