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KEEP YOUR FURRY FRIENDS SAFE THIS FOURTH OF JULY

July 3,2013
Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

Ridgewood NJ , Many pets are sensitive to loud noises and bright lights, like those in a firework display or a thunderstorm. Because they have more sensitive hearing than us, even a distant firework boom can trigger a “flight or fight” response. If they are outdoors, they will run for miles from the noise at once, even through traffic. They may even break through or dig under fences if necessary since it is quite frightening for them. Once far away from your care, they are most susceptible to being hit by a car or suffering from heatstroke.

Make sure your animals have identification and/or a microchip in case they do run away. When walking your pet, keep a tight grip, as a loud noise may cause them to bolt. Keep them at home during the fireworks because besides scaring them, it is much too painful for their ears. Put your pet in the quietest room of the house and close the blinds so no flashes of light can be seen, which may startle them. To drown out any possible firework crackles and loud noises, you can turn the TV or radio on or play some soothing, classical music. If your pet gets particularly stressed during fireworks or thunderstorms, call to make an appointment to discuss this with one of our veterinarians. There are many things we can do to help, such as offer medication to them.

Whether attending fireworks or not this holiday, it’s a hot time of year, so it is best to keep your pets indoors, in a cool place with plenty of fresh water. If you happen to be traveling to a party, do not leave your pets in the parked car, as it can reach 150 degrees in minutes.

Make this a safe, healthy and happy holiday with your pets. Wish you all a very Happy July 4th from the doctors and staff of Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital!

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Do 60% of American Pet Owners Have Pet-Separation Anxiety?

cat in bag

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Surveying 1,000 Americans, the data researchers at Ooma https://www.ooma.com/home-security/butterfleye-security-camera/] — a Silicon Valley company offering an innovative home security and monitoring platform and makers of the Ooma Butterfleye smart security camera — discovered that some people love their pets so much, they go to great lengths to spend every moment with them — even when they aren’t home.

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Blessing of the Animals at Christ Episcopal Church, Ridgewood

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, On Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 10:00 AM, there will be a Blessing of the Animals celebrating the Feast of St. Francis at Christ Episcopal Church, 105 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite pets: dogs, cats, rabbits, goldfish, stuffed animals . . .any beloved “creatures, great or small. A short service celebrating all animals will be followed by individual blessings of each animal. Some orphaned dogs and cats who are eligible for adoption from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland will also be present. Refreshments will be served. The service will be held inside the church, rain or shine.

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Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital is open from 8-5:00 on Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Monday

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital , 12th Adopt-A-Pet Day!

may 27,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital is open from 8-5:00 on Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Monday. If you have an emergency please call our office at 201-447-6000. We will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday. Have a memorable weekend and summer!

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Hawthorne Fire Company #4 (Engine 4) Rescue Cat From Tree

Hawthorne Fire Company #4 (Engine 4) Recuse Cat From Tree

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

July 17,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, Members of Hawthorne Fire Company #4 (Engine 4) and Hawthorne Fire Chief Joseph Speranza pose with Hawthorne resident Luisa S. following Engine 4’s rescue of Luisa’s cat Osi from a tree located in Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne early Sunday afternoon, 07/16. Neither Osi nor her rescuer were injured during the incident, which was executed using a ground ladder from Engine 4.

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CIA used Cats as Spies

Cat on Porch Ridgewood

PURR-FECT SPIES

CIA ‘implanted microphones into CATS’ in a bizarre attempt to spy on Russia

Spooks were praised for their ‘pioneering work’ creating robo-cats in declassified docs

By Neal Baker
28th April 2017, 3:05 am

CIA spooks tried to spy on Soviet Russia using CATS implanted with microphones under their skin.

Declassified docs show how spy chiefs praised “pioneering” scientists for slitting open moggies and stitching in electronic hardware to uncover their enemies’ secrets.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3433398/cia-wikileaks-cats-soviet-russia-spy-programme/

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NJ’s crowded communities take on growing outdoor cat population

Ridgewood Firefighter rescues cat

file photo by Boyd Loving

By Dino Flammia March 7, 2017 2:58 AM

There could be as many as 2 million stray and feral cats roaming New Jersey’s streets, backyards and woods.

While it’s no issue seeing a stray cat cross your path every once in a while, the growing population of these free-roaming felines presents real challenges in certain parts of the state.

Many communities have systems in place to get a handle on these populations, and reduce the spread of disease, in a humane way.

“Every single municipality is plagued with a feral cat population,” said Ross Licitra, executive director of the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “It is truly one of the number one problems out there with every shelter and rescue group.”

Read More: NJ’s crowded communities take on growing outdoor cat population | http://nj1015.com/njs-crowded-communities-take-on-growing-outdoor-cat-population/?trackback=tsmclip

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The Blessing of the Animals 2016 in Ridgewood

The Blessing of the Animals 2016 in Ridgewood
photos by Boyd Loving
The Blessing of the Animals 2016 in Ridgewood
October 1,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Blessing of the Animals and celebration of the life and ministry of St. Frances of Assisi at Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood has become an annual event .

Everyone brought their favorite pets: dogs, cats, goldfish, rabbits and even stuffed animals….any beloved creature, great or small. A short service celebrating all animals was followed by individual blessings of each animal. Mayor Susan Knudsen stopped in for a visit .

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Pair of Rutgers law professors call pet ownership immoral, form of torture

National Pet month Ridgewood

photo by ArtChick

By Craig McCarthy | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on September 21, 2016 at 9:43 AM, updated September 21, 2016 at 9:47 AM

Two Rutgers law professors say that owning pets is immoral and would be considered torture if humans were forced to endure the same treatment.

Although Gary Francione and Anna Charlton live with six rescued dogs, the couple calls their abused animals refugees, and says they have the right to be free regardless of their quality of life with humans.

“Although we love them very much, we strongly believe that they should not have existed in the first place,” the two wrote in an essay in a digital publication onAeon. “We oppose domestication and pet ownership because these violate the fundamental rights of animals.”

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2016/09/owning_a_pet_is_immoral_rutgers_professors_claim.html?utm_content=New%20Campaign&utm_campaign=Observer_NJ_Politics&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=New%20Jersey%20Politics#incart_river_home_pop

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Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital Adopt-A-Pet Day

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital Adopt-A-Pet Day

September 19th 2016

staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Today’s the day! Open your heart and home to a friend for life at our 11th Adopt-A-Pet Day, 11am-4pm, Rain or Shine! We have 25 rescue groups and shelters coming with dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, all ready to find their furever homes! We will see you soon!

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
320 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 447-6000
Open
Today 8:00AM – 5:00PM