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Senior Wellness Program
High Desert Animal Hospital offers a progressive new approach to veterinary care. Our Senior Program embraces a focus on preventative medicine based on the specific life-stage of your pet. Each patient is assessed individually based on factors such as species, breed, age and environmental challenges. Next we offer recommendations for prevention, nutrition, and diagnostic work-ups appropriate for your pet. The key to High Desert Animal Hospital Senior Program is an emphasis on the wellness health examination. Each senior pet will receive a comprehensive physical exam and age appropriate diagnostics (such as blood work and urinalysis). Dogs and cats age at a much faster rate than people; pets are considered to be seniors at the age of 7, although the larger breed dogs may be seniors as young as 6. Age is not a disease, but there are certain conditions and ailments that can come along with aging that can affect your pet's health and comfort.
In general, some early warning signs that your pet may be having a problem are:
Increased thirst and/or urination
Loss of bladder control or breaking house training
Bad breath, drooling, or changes in appetite
Excessive panting or exercise intolerance, lethargy
Lumps or changes in hair coat
Change in appetite - eating more or less than usual
Changes in behavior such as "spacing out" or excessive whining
Unusual bowel habits - diarrhea or constipation
Changes in body weight - gaining or losing weight
Trouble getting up or lameness
Like people, dogs and cats are prone to common senior illness.
Common senior illness in dogs include:
Degenerative Joint Disease (arthritis) Cancer
Dementia Chronic Pain
Prostate Disease Liver Disease
Anemia Kidney Disease
Heart Disease Incontinence
Common senior illnesses in cats include:
Chronic Pain Obesity
Dental Disease Hyperthyroidism
Heart Disease Diabetes
Kidney Failure Anemia
Cancer Degenerative joint disease
June is "Celebrate Senior Pets" month. For participants in the High Desert Animal Hospital Senior Program, the following wellness packages are offered at a discounted rate:
Basic Senior Wellness Package
Basic price of $291.25 with discount - you pay only $230
Optional Additional Testing at a Discounted Rate:
Complete Package (includes all of above)
For those that choose the complete package we are offering:
Basic price of $528.70 discount - you pay only $430.00
Please ask us for more information or to enroll your pet in the High Desert Animal Senior Program.
Sign-up using the form or call us at 505-892-4412 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.