Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

Introducing a New Tiger into The Household

Dec 2, 2012 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Veterinary Article Feline

It is important to remember that cats and tigers are the extreme ends of the same family in order to understand their behavior. Since the end of the dinosaur era, which left the world free of giant carnivores, the remaining carnivores grew and changed. Two bloodlines developed, the Vulpavines or Fox Tribe, and the Viverravines or Mongoose Tribe, which included cats.


Adopt-A-Pet Day September 30, 2012; Over 300 pets available for Adoption

Sep 15, 2012 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Adopt A Pet Day Events Adoptions

On Sunday, September 30, 2012, Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital will host its 5th Adopt-A-Pet Day. The hospital opens its parking lot and doors from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. with twenty-five rescue groups and shelters hoping to find homes for more than 300 dogs, cats, and exotic animals. There will be costumed characters and vendors with free samples. Last year’s event brought over 2,700 people, who adopted approximately 250 pets.


Adopt-A-Pet Day 2012

Sep 1, 2012 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Events Adopt A Pet Day Adoptions

On Sunday, September 30, 2012, Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital will host its fifth annual Adopt A Pet Day. The hospital opens its parking lot and doors from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. with twenty-five rescue groups and shelters hoping to find homes for more than 300 dogs, cats, and exotic animals. There will be costumed characters and vendors with free samples. Last year's event brought over 2,700 people, who adopted approximately 250 pets.


Crate Training

Aug 17, 2012 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Veterinary Article Canine

By Dr. Maribeth Hartwick

Part of raising a healthy dog is providing him or her with their own sanctuary, and crates are a perfect solution. Both puppies and dogs can be easily trained to enjoy the retreat to their crate.


The Right Toys and Scratching Posts for your Kitten

Jul 15, 2012 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Veterinary Article Feline

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TOYS AND SCRATCHING POSTS FOR YOUR KITTEN

Cats, especially indoor cats, have many basic requirements that need to be fulfilled to help ensure their physical and mental well-being. Environmental enrichment is very important and can help to prevent boredom, unnecessary stress, obesity and behavioral problems in our indoor cats. Toys and scratching posts are a major part of that enrichment. 


Keep Pets Cool in the Summer Months

Jun 15, 2012 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Veterinary Article Canine Feline Pet Safety

Summer can be a wonderful time for pets. Long, warm days, human brothers and sisters out of school and lots of time for attention and much needed exercise! But summer can also bring potential dangers for pets, including hyperthermia, or heat stroke. This article will summarize the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this sometimes deadly condition.


Hypothyroidism

Feb 26, 2012 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Veterinary Article Canine

By Dr. Travis Cerf

WHAT IS HYPOTHYROIDISM?

Hypothyroidism is a deficiency of thyroid hormone produced by immune-mediated destruction of the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism develops in middle aged to elderly dogs with breed predispositions in the Doberman pinscher, the Golden retriever, the Irish setter, the Great Dane, the Dachshund, and the Boxer.