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Local Alert

Oct 8, 2010 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Health Alert Canine Feline Ferret

CAT, DOG, AND FERRET HEALTH ALERT

THREE RABID RACCOONS AND ONE SKUNK IN FAIR LAWN

There is breaking news that a fourth case of rabies was confirmed this past week in a skunk in Fair Lawn.  It followed positive testing of three raccoons reported by residents in different parts of the borough this month.  

These confirmed cases bring to light that rabies is still a very real threat in our area.  The most important thing to remember is that there is a vaccine for the rabies virus, but there is no cure for rabies and it is fatal.  The virus is transmitted to pets and people by the bite of an infected animal.


Cat, Dog, Ferret Health Alert H1N1 Flu

Dec 11, 2009 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Health Alert Canine Feline Ferret

China reported that two dogs tested positive for the H1N1. Communication makes it difficult to confirm, but the safeguards below are still recommended if you have sick family members.