Inwood Animal Center
At Inwood Animal Center, we are committed to delivering the best available veterinary medicine & are dedicated to serving you and your pet. Our goal is to exceed expectations with each and every interaction we have with our valued clients & beloved patients. We are a full service veterinary medical facility serving the animal healthcare needs of dogs and cats. For more than 40 years our highly skilled, compassionate staff of veterinary professionals have been providing exceptional animal medical care, combined with outstanding boarding & grooming services. We want to become your trusted source for all of your pet’s needs & we look forward to serving you for many years to come!
In an attempt to stay better connected to our clients and to provide better care for our patients, we are pleased to announce that we will be utilizing an automated online client communication system called DemandForce.
What DemandForce offers:
- Allows you, the client, to choose your own communication preference, such as appointment reminders via text/email or both, confirming your own appointments electronically and requesting a preferred appointment day and time online. You can also choose to continue getting reminder calls if you prefer.
- You can receive Annual Care Reminders, Promotions, Newsletters, and Follow-up Satisfaction Surveys. You can opt in or out of any combination of these email communications per your preference.
We assure you that at no time will we provide your information to 3rd parties and the program is 100% HIPAA compliant, respectful of personal privacy, and safe.
Holiday Pet Safety
Keep people food away from pets. If you want to share holiday treats with your pets, make or buy treats formulated just for them. The following people foods are especially hazardous for pets:
Chocolate is an essential part of the holidays for many people, but it is toxic to dogs and cats. Although the toxicity can vary based on the type of chocolate, the size of your pet, and the amount they ate, it’s safer to consider all chocolate off limits for pets.
- Other sweets and baked goods also should be kept out of reach. Not only are they often too rich for pets; an artificial sweetener often found in baked goods, candy and chewing gum, xylitol, has been linked to liver failure and death in dogs.
Turkey and turkey skin – sometimes even in small amounts – can cause a life-threatening condition in pets known as pancreatitis.
Table scraps – including gravy and meat fat –also should be kept away from pets. Many foods that are healthy for people are poisonous to pets, including onions, raisins and grapes. During the holidays, when our own diets tend toward extra-rich foods, table scraps can be especially fattening and hard for animals to digest and can cause pancreatitis.
Yeast dough can cause problems for pets, including painful gas and potentially dangerous bloating.
Holiday Pet Safety
Greenery, lights and Christmas trees can make the holidays festive, but they also pose risky temptations for our pets.
Christmas trees can tip over if pets climb on them or try to play with the lights and ornaments. Consider tying your tree to the ceiling or a doorframe using fishing line to secure it.
Ornaments can cause hazards for pets. Broken ornaments can cause injuries, and ingested ornaments can cause intestinal blockage or even toxicity. Keep any homemade ornaments, particularly those made from salt-dough or other food-based materials, out of reach of pets.
Tinsel and other holiday decorations also can be tempting for pets to eat. Consuming them can cause intestinal blockages, sometimes requiring surgery. Breakable ornaments or decorations can cause injuries.
Electric lights can cause burns when a curious pet chews the cords.
Flowers and festive plants can result in an emergency veterinary visit if your pet gets hold of them. Amaryllis, mistletoe, balsam, pine, cedar, and holly are among the common holiday plants that can be dangerous and even poisonous to pets who decide to eat them. Poinsettias can be troublesome as well. The ASPCA offers lists of plants that are toxic to dogs and cats.