It's Simple, We love animals! At Santa Fe Animal Hospital we are committed to bringing the newest and best veterinary practices and techniques to our community.
Our modern facility is equipped with the latest diagnostic technology, an in-house diagnostic lab and pharmacy, and state-of-the-art digital radiography. We love dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, snakes and turtles. When you bring your pet to our clinic, we share in the delight your pet gives to our world. We take time to know you and your pet. We believe the health and well-being of your pet is ess
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Santa Fe Animal Hospital would like to give our thanks to Rhonda Lunsford for being our practice manager for more than a decade. Rhonda has always gone the extra mile to help clients and our staff with aplomb and grace, and is now getting her well deserved retirement! Many thanks to you Rhonda… Our clients and staff will dearly miss you, but we all wish you the best in whatever adventure life brings you!
Santa Fe Animal Hospital is very pleased and excited to announce the opening of a new local emergency veterinary and specialty hospital that will serve Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Espanola, and surrounding areas including Albuquerque!
Roadrunner Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center just opened on Monday. This hospital is in Algodones, ~ 25 minutes south of Santa Fe, off I-25. They are owned by a local veterinary group, not a large multi corporation. They are open 24-7, and here is their contact information.
Roadrunner Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital
5 Camino Karsten, Algodones, NM 87001
(505) 384-6420 fax: (505) 384-6419
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Good advice for your pets and livestock !!!
Cold weather animal safety You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets'
There are dog owners and there are dog parents.
You hear a lot about how dog parents aren’t the same as human parents, because they can’t truly understand caring for someone so much.
Let me tell you that no one thinks loving a child is on the same level as loving a dog.
But you can parent a dog. You can love him with your whole heart. You can value him, and see his worth. Your heart can be filled with so much love that it aches at times.
You bathe him, and make a game out of drying him off always sneaking in kisses as he makes a mess in your bathroom, all the while not minding because you love this sweet nugget. You read all of the nutrition facts and research the best food for him and always ensure he has more than enough, even though there are cheaper less-nutritional options.
You worry about if he has friends, and always makes sure he can have playdates or another little buddy to pal around with so when you’re not around you know he is content.
You train him. You teach him how to eat, how to play, how to be potty-trained, and feel a pit in your stomach when you have to chastise him for not following the rules.
You plan trips or days away based on who will watch him when you are away, sometimes foregoing extended trips because you know you won’t be able to stand being away from him that long. And you love showing him off to people, and brag about him as you proudly display pictures of him to family or strangers when you are away from him, while equally feeling guilty he is not with you. You boast on any of his talents and how smart and handsome he is.
You allow yourself to sleep in multiple contorted positions as he sprawls all over your bed because his comfort is more important than your own, and it melts your heart to see him so comfortably sleeping knowing he is feeling safe and secure with you.
You do without other things in life, because you would rather spend your money on your family, and he is your family. You plan Christmas presents for him, birthday parties, and thoughtfully pick out each toy you think he would love.
You take him to the doctor on time to make sure he has all of his vaccines, because the thought of him being sick breaks your heart. And when he is sick, you rush him to the doctor or the hospital because you cannot bear seeing him in pain or discomfort, not even asking for the numbers as you force over your credit card into the receptionist’s hand.
And you exhaust all options to keep him healthy. You demand any test be done to diagnose and treat anything that could possibly be wrong. You fight with insurance to see what all can be covered.
And when you are told the worst news, that no matter how much you pay, where you travel, or what doctor sees him, that there is no curing him this time, your heart shatters. It shatters into pieces and your world turns dark. You look into his eyes that have only known kindness and compassion, and you have to make the decision. No one else gets to but you. You have to decide that when the time comes, and it always comes too soon, that he will not be in pain or suffer. He is your dependent. You chose to look after him. You chose to be there for him, which includes the heavy parts.
So you schedule hospice and contact hospitals in advance to find the most comfortable way for him to leave this world, and put on a brave smile despite the fact that you’re still breaking inside. You want him to be as happy and content as possible. And he feeds off of your energy. You snap as many photos and videos of him as you can.
And when the time comes and he is in his last moments, you’re there with him. You hold him. You feel regret, anxiety, dread, and fear flood your entire body. You want to scream, but you don’t. Instead you look in his eyes and kiss his head, making sure your face…his favorite thing in the whole world, is the last thing he sees, as he is snuggled up with his favorite blanket. You watch him take his last breath, and then you finally unleash all of your emotion. You sit there screaming and crying, not caring how many people around you hear your pain. And you hold him.
You stay until the doctor comes back again and you plead and beg that the staff is gentle with him as they take him, and make sure he won’t be by himself even though logically you know it won’t matter at this point. And you grab his favorite blanket as you’re barely able to make it out the door so you can save it in an air-tight bag because you are afraid to lose his scent.
And you grieve. You cry a lot. You cry in the middle of the night a lot, because he isn’t there with you. You look through pictures and videos that initially make you happy, but leave you feeling cheated and empty all over again. You avoid driving down the street where he had his last moments because despite how long it’s been and how good of a day you’re having, there are too many emotions and memories tied to that place. You set up an area in your house that serves as a small shrine to his time here with you including his favorite toy, his tag, his prints you made in dough so you can always remember the size, and his ashes.
And you learn to live without him. You learn to think back on memories and not break down. You grow to appreciate his time in your life and are truly thankful of the type of person you turned into for caring for him. You still celebrate him on his birthdays, and make sure he has his ornament on the Christmas tree, this time as an angel. And you can reflect on your time together as the bitterness fades and is replaced with appreciation.
Is parenting a dog the same as parenting a human? I don’t believe anyone truly thinks that. Losing a human child would have to be the hardest, most difficult thing a parent could ever endure. No, a dog is not the same as a human. No, the loss is nowhere on the same spectrum. No, the relationship could never be the same.
But sometimes some people belittle others for calling themselves a dog-parent. All I think is that those people haven’t had the privilege of being connected with one of the world’s most loving, genuine, happy, and devoted creatures. And I hope one day they get to experience that kind of relationship, because despite the loss that we inevitably encounter, it is one of the most rewarding experiences one can go through.
Credit Hope Marie
Why is this so satisfying to look at??🐈🐈⬛
⚠️ FREEZE ALERT! ⚠️
Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept inside.
Follow these tips when the weather outside is freezing:
• Keep your dog & cats indoors where they can be safe and warm from the elements.
* Never leave your dog alone in a car during cold weather. In the winter, a car is just like a refrigerator, trapping the cold air inside and can cause him to freeze to death.
• If you must keep your dog outside for an extended period, provide a sturdy dog house: Use straw bedding; have an off-center door with a flap to keep out the wind; face the dog house south and raise it off the ground; provide plenty of food and water and make sure the water does not freeze.
If you or someone you know needs some straw to insulate dog houses, please give Admissions a call for some FREE straw, at 505-983-4309 extension 1606.
The rule is - If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets! 🐾
Stay safe Santa Fe!
Pets, it turns out, also have last wishes before they die, but only known by veterinarians who put old and sick animals to sleep. Twitter user Jesse Dietrich asked a vet what was the most difficult part of his job. The specialist answered without hesitation that it was the hardest for him to see how old or sick animals look for their owners with the eyes of their owners before going to sleep. The fact is that 90 % of owners don't want to be in a room with a dying animal. People leave so they don't see their pet leave. But they don't realize that it's in these last moments of life that their pet really needs them. And Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic in South Africa has posted on their page for all people with pets. Veterinarians ask the owners to be close to the animals until the very end. ′′ It's inevitable that they die before you. Don't forget that you were the center of their life. Maybe they were just a part of you. But they are also your family. No matter how hard it is, don't leave them. Dont let them die in a room with a stranger in a place they dont like. Vets are very painful to watch this. On how pets cannot find their owner in the last minutes of their life. They dont understand why he left them. After all, they needed his consolation. Veterinarians do everything possible to ensure that animals are not so scared. But they are completely strangers to them. Don't be a coward who thinks it's too painful for you. Think about the pet. Endure this pain for the sake of your pets. Be with them until the end ".
Our own Dr Parker talking about the lack of an Emergency Veterinary Clinic! Thank you for bringing the focus on this critical issue!!!
Lack of after-hour emergency animal clinics in Santa Fe raises concern SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The only overnight emergency animal center in the Santa Fe area has been shut down for months. Local veterinarians are concerned about people’s pets saying their …
We are doing the best we can...we care about you and your pets!!!
All the love 💕❤️💕
For you husky lovers!!!
Why adoption is always a good choice!
Before And After Adoption: TikTok Challenge Has People Sharing Incredible Dog Transformation Pics, Warming Everyone’s Heart (100 Pics) I bet it's stuff like this the Internet was created for.
Thank you Andrea Hoffman for the beautiful cookies you make for us on special occasions...delicious !!!
Santa Fe Animal Hospital’s bearded dragon Sydney up front helping in reception duties!!!
It's reptile awareness day!
Here's our mascot Sydney!
Santa Fe Animal Hospital is pleased and proud to announce that today is the 20th anniversary of opening our business to help the people and pets in Santa Fe. We would like to thank all of our clients for your kindness and support over these many years!🐕🦜💕🎂🐦🐶🐱🐹🐰🐥🐢🐍🦎🐈🐕🦺🦮🐩🐇🐀🐁￼
What an athlete!!!
Spitfire, the GOAT of dock diving, added another World Championship to his resume this past weekend. Have you ever seen a dog fly?
Warrior Goddess Training
Go hug your fur baby!
During a time of social distancing, here’s a reminder that animals like hugs too!
Sometimes your good friend looks nothing like you..and it doesn’t matter at all❤️💕🦎🐈
Dancers & Dogs were photographed and the results are brilliant ❤️👏
The Best Cat Page
boredpanda.com Sleep, eat, work, repeat. Our busy schedules have an adverse effect called stress. In fact, it’s so common nowadays that nobody really cares about it until it strikes with its sharp anxiety needles. Luckily, we have our four-legged guardians who help to bring our emotions back on track. They place...
Saving a life feels really good!
buzzfeed.com Will you be a shelter cat's next hero?
Own a parrot? Watch Dr Parker talk about a great product for your birds!
Since 2010, Bird Street Bistro has been the gold standard in quality parrot food. We only use freeze dried and air dried natural fruits and vegetables and he...
Bring your pets inside!
smartbrief.com Most pets don't have thick enough coats to remain outdoors when temperatures drop into the teens, and water left outdoors for them can quickly freeze, says veterinarian Joe Romano. "You want to be dry, you want to be up off of the ground, you want to be protected from the wind, so those are the fact...
For all you cat lovers...❤️❤️❤️❤️🐈🐈🐈🐈
Kitty 🐱 post
Scott Metzger Cartoons
smartbrief.com Research has linked dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs and cats to grain-free diets, but some veterinarians as well as the FDA suspect that foods made by boutique companies or that contain exotic ingredients are also to blame. Veterinary cardiologist William Tyrrell says ingredients in boutique, exotic....
Something to start your day with a smile!
buzzfeed.com I have faith that the picture of the teeny, tiny bulldog will get me through the week.
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