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High Desert Animal Hospital

Primary Location
4035 Peggy Rd SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: 505-892-4412
Fax: 505-896-4898

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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                                     Senior Wellness Program
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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
Repeated vomiting
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
Diabetes                                                                 Hypertension
Obesity                                                                  Hypothyroidism
Dementia                                                               Chronic Pain
Prostate Disease                                                    Liver Disease
Anemia                                                                   Kidney Disease
Heart Disease                                                        Incontinence
Dental Disease

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

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Dental health exam
  • Weight and nutrition consultation
  • Blood chemistry
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Thyroid level
  • Urinalysis  
  • Complimentary Nail trim
  • Complimentary Express Anal glands
  • We will discuss your pet's environment and whether vaccinations are needed

Basic price of $291.25 with discount - you pay only $230

Optional Additional Testing at a Discounted Rate:

  • Chest X-rays                            Basic price of $105.00 - you pay $94.50
  • EKG                                        Basic price of $44.00 - you pay $39.60
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring       Basic price of $39.00 - you pay $35.10
  • Glaucoma Check                      Basic price of $26.50 - you pay $23.85
  • Fecal                                        Basic price of $23.95 - you pay $21.55   

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.

Save on our Puppy Program for all the wellness needs of your puppy.

Sign-up using the form or call us at 505-892-4412 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

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Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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