Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

Lyme Disease

Apr 22, 2010 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Health Alert Canine

Dear Friends,
 
As the warmer days of Spring try to make their way into our lives so do the parasites that can bring disease to us and our pets. One of these diseases is Lyme Disease and the rate of this disease in New Jersey has become alarming. In fact, the incidence of Lyme Disease in dogs and humans has doubled over the past decade. Between April 2008 and April 2009, we have seen 85 dogs that were positive for Lyme disease at Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital. Many of these dogs were showing no signs of their infection at the time of testing.


Leptospirosis

Mar 15, 2010 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Health Alert

Dear Friends,

I am writing this letter to ensure that you are aware of an emerging health risk from a disease called Leptospirosis that started to become a serious problem in our area several years ago.


Puppy Proofing Your Home

Feb 23, 2010 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Health Alert

Hazards in your home may include: dangerous household items, toxic plants, harmful foods, trouble areas. There are also hazards outside the home.


Signs of Sickness in Pet Birds

Jan 20, 2010 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Avian Health Alert

Avian Alert: APPETITE - When birds develop sickness, they become nervous, defensive, and fearful. In turn, their appetite and attitude toward food is affected. Understanding this, bird owners can detect important, early signs that something is wrong by paying close attention to their birds at mealtime!


Did You Know Lily Plants are Poisonous to Cats???

Dec 20, 2009 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Feline Health Alert

Easter Lilies, Tiger Lilies, Japanese lilies, daylilies and other members of the Liliacae family can cause kidney failure and death in cats.


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.