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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.


5 Factors That Put Your Dog At Risk For Summer Heatstroke

May 15, 2017 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

Learn about the 5 risk factors that make some dogs more vulnerable: congenital defects or underlying respiratory problems; not being acclimated to hot weather; being kept outdoors without access to shade and water; being left in the car; and obesity.


Hiking With Your Dog Part 3 - After Your Hike: Before You Jump In The Car

Apr 28, 2017 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

You did it! You had a great time bonding with your dog, hopefully happy and tired, with no preparations needed for any emergencies. Here are a few tips before you both get in the car to go home.


Hiking With Your Dog Part 2 - During Your Hike: Garbage and Snakes and Bears, Oh My!

Apr 24, 2017 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

Enjoy the scenery and have fun exploring, but always be aware of your surroundings. Knowing your dog’s behavior and the obstacles you many encounter on your hike may be life saving. You may never need the following information, but this knowledge may be necessary in an emergency.


Hiking With Your Dog Part 1 - Before Your Hike: Preparations

Apr 21, 2017 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Canine Pet Safety

If you were a Girl Scout or Boy Scout, you are familiar with the phrase “Be prepared.” If you are prepared, you can enjoy a fun, healthy outing with your dog. Basic supplies and knowledge will help to assist you. Here are some recommendations to assure that you have a safe and healthy trip.


Is Your Pet Too Cold?

Jan 6, 2017 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Pet Safety Winter

Pets can get hypothermia, too! Here are important tips on pet safety during the cold winter months.


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...


It’s National Cat Day on Saturday, October 29th!

Oct 28, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Feline

Ok, so your cat thinks every day is National Cat Day, but since it really is, here are some things you can do to help celebrate in a healthy way. Today’s cats live in a world of expanding waistlines, so make a play date with your cat. Many people own cats instead of dogs because they have a busy lifestyle, and cats don’t need to be walked outside on a leash. The misconception is that all you need is a litter box, food, and water. Just like us, cats need exercise and mental stimulation. Here are some ideas to have fun with our furry couch potatoes...


Does Your Cat Have Feline Hyperthyroidism?

Oct 27, 2016 — by Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital | Comments (0)
Tags: Feline

Occurring in 10% of cats over 10 years of age, and the most common endocrine disorder of middle aged and older cats, Feline Hyperthyroidism is a disease caused by an overactive thyroid gland that secretes excess thyroid hormone. Many cats diagnosed early can be treated successfully. If untreated, the condition’s progress will lead to marked weight loss and serious complications due to damage to the heart, kidneys, and other organ systems.