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Have a SAFE, Happy Thanksgiving with Your Pet!

Nov 11, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Holiday Pet Safety Veterinary Article

Thanksgiving is a time for family gathering, and is the beginning of the holiday season. Enjoy the holidays with your pets, but beware of these hidden dangers so that you don’t spend your holidays at your veterinary hospital.


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.


The Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Rabbit

Nov 15, 2015 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Rabbit Veterinary Article

Many people know the health benefits and importance of spaying or neutering dogs and cats, but did you know it is just as important to spay or neuter a pet rabbit? Not only will it prevent pregnancy (since many times there are male and female rabbits in the same household), but it also helps to prevent future diseases.


The Importance of Dental X-Rays

Nov 1, 2015 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Feline Dental Veterinary Article

When people go to a dentist for routine cleaning or a tooth ache, the dentist will always take x-rays (radiographs). You may wonder what can be seen with x-rays that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Radiographs of the mouth and sinuses allow both human dentists and veterinarians to see bone, the roots of teeth, and soft tissues. Unfortunately, all of these structures are susceptible to diseases, such as abscesses, infection, decay, retention of baby teeth, and certain cancers. In fact, as much as 60% of all dental disease occurs below the gumline. 


Include Fido and Tiger in Your New Year’s Resolutions

Dec 18, 2014 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Feline Veterinary Article

More than half of the dogs and cats in America are overweight. Pets can suffer from the same obesity related diseases that people do, such as osteoarthritis and diabetes to name a few. Some conditions can be delayed or avoided by maintaining a healthy weight range. Here are some tips to help your pet get back on the road to good health in the New Year:

1.  First, let a veterinarian do an assessment of your pet’s body condition. If your pet is overweight, let the veterinarian help you develop a weight loss plan that works for your pet.

2.  Ask your veterinarian about the best diet to feed your pet. No doubt Fido will have something to say about this, but there are a few different choices you can try. Most importantly, use the portion your veterinarian recommends...


Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint Today For A Better Tomorrow

Dec 3, 2014 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Veterinary Article Canine Feline

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to caring for all of earth’s creatures. Find out the things you can do to help us all have a healthy future, such as rescuing a pet from a shelter, spaying or neutering your pet, microchipping and more!


What Does My Child Need To Do To Become A Veterinarian?

Dec 2, 2014 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Veterinary Article

Most people know veterinarians are doctors for animals, but don’t know what education and background is required. The average veterinarian completes 4 1/2 years of undergraduate education, taking classes such as biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, math, animal science, and more...and that's just to prepare them for veterinary school.


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. 


Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs and Cats

Nov 4, 2014 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Veterinary Article Canine Feline

Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine disorder that occurs in dogs and cats. It is characterized by high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and it is caused by an inability of the pancreas to properly secrete enough insulin into the blood. Insulin is the hormone that controls blood sugar in the body. Insulin helps to transport glucose from the blood into the cells of the body that then use the glucose for energy.


The Importance of Senior Wellness Check-Ups

Aug 15, 2014 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Feline Veterinary Article

Doctors at Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital are often asked, “Why does my older dog need to have blood work and a urinalysis done when they appear to be perfectly normal”. The answer is simple. For animals and people, if you do not get hit by a bus or are not stricken by cancer you are most likely to die because your heart, liver, or kidneys simply wear out!