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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Dec 13, 2018 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Pet Safety Holiday

The holidays are a wonderful time for you and your pet, when you can make the best of memories together. To keep your pet safe during this time, there are several seasonal dangers that should be avoided.


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.


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...


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.


Vacationing With Your Cat

Jun 1, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Feline Pet Safety Holiday

Whenever I go on vacation, I try to take one or both of my cats with me. They are part of my family, and I am lucky enough to have cats that travel well. We have traveled to hotels in Captiva, Orlando, and Miami, Florida; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Cape May, New Jersey; and New York City. Here are some tips I’ve learned through the years.


Keeping Pets Healthy for Thanksgiving

Nov 18, 2014 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Holiday Pet Safety Veterinary Article

With the continued recognition of the bond felt by owners for their pets, a recent survey revealed that almost 90% of pet owners include their furry friends in holiday celebrations. With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, it is important to use caution so that our pets may participate safely and not fall victim to over-indulgence or come into contact with food that may prove hazardous to their digestion. 


Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital's Holiday Pet Photo Contest

Nov 17, 2014 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Contest Holiday

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital is hosting a Holiday Pet Photo Contest on Facebook! Please “LIKE” our Facebook Page to enter, and submit your photos for the contest either by a Facebook message, or by emailing them to us at: contact@ridgewoodvet.com. Please make sure that you identify your pet’s first & last name when submitting the photo, and leave your contact information. You may only submit 1 picture of each pet; however, you may enter as many pets as you wish! You may also submit a group photo of your pets for consideration as well as individual pictures.


Pet Safety in the Holiday Season

Dec 10, 2013 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Pet Safety Holiday

The holidays are a wonderful time for you and your pet, when you can make the best of memories together. To keep your pet safe during this time, there are several seasonal dangers that should be avoided.