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Insect Bites and Stings

Jun 12, 2018 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Feline Canine Pet Safety June 2018

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.


Beach Safety Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

Jul 15, 2017 — 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 25, 2017 — 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.


5 Factors That Put Your Dog At Risk For Summer Heatstroke

May 15, 2017 — 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.


Hiking With Your Dog Part 3 - After Your Hike: Before You Jump In The Car

Apr 28, 2017 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

You did it! You had a great time bonding with your dog, hopefully happy and tired, with no preparations needed for any emergencies. Here are a few tips before you both get in the car to go home.


Hiking With Your Dog Part 2 - During Your Hike: Garbage and Snakes and Bears, Oh My!

Apr 24, 2017 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

Enjoy the scenery and have fun exploring, but always be aware of your surroundings. Knowing your dog’s behavior and the obstacles you many encounter on your hike may be life saving. You may never need the following information, but this knowledge may be necessary in an emergency.


Hiking With Your Dog Part 1 - Before Your Hike: Preparations

Apr 21, 2017 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

If you were a Girl Scout or Boy Scout, you are familiar with the phrase “Be prepared.” If you are prepared, you can enjoy a fun, healthy outing with your dog. Basic supplies and knowledge will help to assist you. Here are some recommendations to assure that you have a safe and healthy trip.


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.


Noise Phobia Prevention

May 23, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Socialization

A puppy’s sensitive period is 4 to 16 weeks of age. The sensitive period for socialization is one in which puppies are most easily socialized to stimuli. A sensitive period is a time when a small amount of work or no work at all can have a large impact on the dog’s future behavior. While older dogs can be socialized, it is much more difficult after 16 weeks old. At 8 weeks, the fear reaction is fully developed; however, sociability outweighs fear until the puppy is roughly 16 weeks old.


Did You Know That Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital’s Heartworm Test Includes A Test For FOUR diseases?

Feb 22, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Feline Pet Safety

1. Heartworm Disease is spread by mosquitoes. When an infected mosquito bites your dog, microfilarae takes about seven months for the larvae to mature into adult heartworms. They then lodge in the heart, lungs, and surrounding blood vessels and begin reproducing. Adult worms can grow up to 12 inches in length, can live 5-7 years, and a dog can have as many as 250 worms in its system.