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How do little pups and frisky kittens grow up to be healthy, playful, well-adjusted dogs and cats? It all starts with you and the care of your pet.
And that's where Animal Care Center of Salem a full-service veterinary clinic can be a great partner in assuring the best life possible for your furry family member.
Across all of our vast array of services - from check-ups to laser and endoscopy surgery, diagnostic with ultrasound to therapeutic services, and boarding to grooming - we treat all pets as if they are our own. With gentle, understanding care.
We at Animal Care Center of Salem own pets. We love pets, and we're ready to help with all the needs of your pets.
We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 540-389-0219 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinary office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for our pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.
At Animal Care Center of Salem, you will find the Best Care for your Best Friend...We treat your pet like our own!
Mark Wadstrom, DVM and Kimberly Noel, DVM
Animal Care Center of Salem | 540-389-0219
1035 Electric Road
Salem, VA 24153
With Easter right around the corner, keeping your pets safe can be a little more difficult.
Lovely Lilies and Curious Cats: A Dangerous Combination
Cats are curious creatures by nature. They love to play, jump, and roam around the house, but sometimes their inquisitive personalities get the best of them. As the plastic eggs filled with candy and the baskets of colorful plastic grass leave the store and enter your home, it’s important to remember that these items can be dangerous for our feline friends.
It’s also important to remember that while lilies, a common household plant, are lovely to see and smell, they are still a safety threat for our cats. The entire lily plant (leaf, pollen, and flower) is considered to be toxic for cats. If you have lilies in your home this Easter, make sure that your cat doesn’t eat any part of the plants.
Symptoms of lily toxicity in cats include lethargy (decreased activity), vomiting, and loss of appetite. These symptoms worsen as the kidney damage progresses, leading to death. Early veterinary treatment is critical. If you suspect that your cat has eaten any part of a lily or its pollen, call your veterinarian immediately.
Holidays are times to celebrate with friends and family. Your feline friends want to celebrate with you. Please do your part to “cat-proof” your home in order to keep them safe this holiday season.
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