Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

Sep 22, 2017 @ 01:15 PM — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

As beautiful as the leaves changing can be, the new season brings new dangers for our beloved pets! Here are some tips on keeping your furbaby happy and healthy this season! 

Fleas, ticks, and acorns...oh my! 

1. Fall is a busy season for fleas and ticks! With the cooler weather approaching, ticks search more intensively for a warm pet or person entering their domain for a blood meal. Ticks live in leaf litter and snow can actually insulate them, but they also can detect the carbon dioxide exhaled by you and your pet from up to 30 feet. Ticks will begin walking toward you and your pet as soon as the carbon dioxide is detected!  

We recommend the Lyme Disease Vaccine for dogs and recommend continuing flea and tick prevention throughout the year to help protect your pet against Lyme Disease and other tick borne diseases such as Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Cytauxzoon Felis, and Rickettsia. Call our office for the latest prevention available. 

2. Did you know acorns can be a hazard? If your pet chew or eats them, they can cause vomiting, irritation, and intestinal blockages. Keep an extra eye out on what your dog is chewing on! 

Halloween is just around the corner! Keep an eye out for more safety tips to keep it a fun day for everyone. 

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital is here to keep you covered and help keep your pets healthy! 

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