We would like to commend your decision to adopt a homeless pet today. Together with the Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital we want to help you have a happy, healthy relationship with your new friend for many years.
Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
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We will host 25 shelters and rescue groups with dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets who have so much love to offer on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 11am-4pm.
I am writing this letter as part of our commitment to keep you up to date on important health issues and to keep your pet happy and healthy. We are all aware of the concern over the Swine Flu that threatens a world wide pandemic and fortunately a vaccine is on the way to help humans deal with this disease. In the shadow of swine flu another flu virus has emerged that gives us considerable concern for the health of our canine family members as well. Canine Influenza has emerged as a significant threat to our dogs when the virus mutated from horses and started affecting dogs.
Those who know him will not be surprised to hear that Dr. Dean Cerf has added his name to a list of volunteers traveling to the Gulf of Mexico to help wildlife threatened by the devastation left by the oil spill.
Heartworm disease is a risk to our feline companions and could become a "silent killer" or result in a chronic disease without warning. While heartworm disease is a common topic associated with our canine friends and monthly Heartworm preventatives are widely accepted, we believe dogs and cats are equally important in our lives, giving as many hours of unconditional love, support and happiness.
Dr. Dean Cerf, Hospital Director of the Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital, and Dr. Joanne Healey, Assistant Medical Director, donated a set of oxygen masks for pets to the Ridgewood Fire Department.
There's nothing fun about excessive heat for your pets–heatstroke can kill.
Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital and Whole Dog Grooming Salon came out to support the Ridgewood Education Foundation in their efforts to raise money for Ridgewood Schools. The dog show held on Sunday, May 23 was a huge success and everyone had a great time!
The Doctors of Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital have found 2 positive cases of feline heartworm this week!
The incidence of Lyme disease in dogs and humans doubled over the past decade. Lyme disease is caused by a corkscrew-shaped, motile bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. These bacteria live in the gut of deer and western black-legged ticks. The host is infected only after the tick is partially engorged which usually is 24-48 hours after the initial attachment.