Itchy Pets- Allergies in Cats & Dogs

Veterinarian Dr. Andrew Koenitzer of Craig Road Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, discusses causes, symptoms, and treatment of allergies in cats and dogs.  Allergies, or an allergic reaction, is the body’s immune system over reacting to something it comes into contact with. Allergies are incurable. To treat allergies, it is only possible to manage the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Types of allergies in dogs and cats include food, environmental, flea contact, and allergic reactions to drugs.  Due to…

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Stress, Anxiety, Fireworks, & the Fourth of July

Veterinarian Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas explains why dogs fear fireworks and a variety of ways to get them safely through the Fourth of July holiday. By: Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M.  The Fourth of July is an undeniably stressful holiday for dogs, as the sight and sound of fireworks erupting throughout the day and well into the night can be terrifying for your pet.  Fear of loud noises is a natural response for…

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Canine & Feline Acupuncture Therapy in Las Vegas

Veterinarian Dr. Erica Monaco of Craig Road Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, discusses the benefits of acupuncture therapy in cats and dogs.  By: Erica F. Monaco DVM MSPH cVMA Acupuncture is a technique that allows the practitioner to interface with the nervous system and tap into the body’s own mechanisms for modulating pain perception, inflammation, endocrine and metabolic functions as well as healing. This complementary therapy is used to treat pain and other conditions in humans and animals. We integrate…

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Hairballs Aren’t Normal

Veterinarian Ukachi Ugorji D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas identifies the causes and treatment of hairballs in cats. By: Ukachi Ugorgi D.V.M. Cats spend at least half of their waking hours licking themselves. They are trained to groom themselves from birth by watching their mothers. Cats lick themselves for several reasons aside from the obvious motive of hygiene. For them, grooming is a coping mechanism and form of self-comfort when they feel displaced or nervous.…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Andrea

Craig Road Animal Hospital welcomes Andrea, our newest D.V.M. extern. Andrea comes to us from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Andrea’s love for animal’s dates to her childhood. Growing up she owned two golden retrievers, rabbits and various birds. She loved working with animals so much that she volunteered with the humane society at the age of ten. “Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always loved animals and when I realized that I could be both a doctor and…

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Pet Of The Month- March 2017

Moo came to parents Ashley and Karl in November of 2016. They tried searching for her owners with no luck. The Pitbull Mix weighed only 29 pounds when found. To ensure Moo’s continued healthcare maintenance the family has made several trips to Craig Road Animal Hospital. Initially, mom, Ashley was against keeping her, but Moo’s tenderness and charm caused her to have a change of heart. “Moo just isn’t our pet, she’s so much more, I’ve really committed myself to…

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Craig Road’s New App and Online Access

By Mike Falconer Here at Craig Road Animal Hospital our goal is to provide great pets with great care. In order to serve you more efficiently we have upgraded our online services to include: * Access to a new, easier to use, Pet Portal. * Ability to schedule appointments online in real time. * Mobile access through the MyPetsWellness app. Pet Portal and Online Scheduling: The online pet portal allows you to have quick and easy access to see upcoming appointments, upcoming reminders and lets you…

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Pet of The Month – February 2017

Meet Rottie, an adorable Chi-poo mix. “We didn’t even know that her mom was pregnant, but when Rottie came it was amazing,” said mother Mar of being surprised with a Chi-pooh mix she calls the love of her family. “Rottie was a surprise at 5:30 in the morning March, 24th 2016,” she said. “I pulled her out, cut her cord and cleaned her off, she is the most amazing little Chi-Pooh anyone could ever want.”Rottie and her twin sister Kiva…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Rikki

Rikki joins the team at Craig Road Animal Hospital as part of our extern program. Currently, Rikki is pursuing her D.V.M. degree at Colorado State but her journey to becoming a veterinarian started here in her hometown of Las Vegas, NV. At first, Rikki was torn between caring for humans or animals, “I was really interested in the science of medicine, but when I was shadowing doctors in hospitals it never really clicked with me that this is what I…

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Pet of the Month – January 2017

Unlike most of the animals we see, Darcy’s story begins here at Craig Road Animal Hospital. Darcy was found as a stray by her humans at only a few weeks old. When she was brought into Craig Road, multiple X-Rays were preformed, but the results were shocking to say the least. They revealed that Darcy had fractures to her vertebrae, head, and jaw with multiple fractures to her face. In spite of this situation, Darcy’s owners opted for every and…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Elsbeth

We’re excited to introduce Elspeth, our newest D.V.M. extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! In her hometown of Tallahassee, Florida, Elspeth always had a love for animals, she says, “When I think about why I went into this profession, I just thought to myself ‘What made me happy as a kid?’, right away I knew the answer to that question was animals.” But Elspeth’s story doesn’t begin with animal welfare. In fact, she attended Williams College in Massachusetts pursuing a…

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Preparing Las Vegas For Canine Influenza

Veterinarian Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas talks Canine Influenza.  By: Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M.  With the continuing dog flu outbreak in multiple states, dog owners are concerned about what they can do to mitigate the risk posed to their pets. To date, over two thousand dogs have become sick with the highly contagious Canine Influenza virus and at least six have died. Currently there are two known strains of canine influenza, also known…

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Pet of the Month – December 2016

If there is one term to describe this Shiba Inu, it’s high-spirited! “He’s a big dog in a small body,” said his father. “When he plays with our Shepard, he never even seems fazed.” Toby has some athletic attributes as well. Mom says he’s got “mad hops”, mainly because he likes to jump on top of furniture around the house to get a bird’s eye view. Toby also enjoys keeping his humans up at night. “That’s when he is the…

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National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Like most diseases, the earlier it is detected and treated, the better chances of a positive outcome. Here’s an infographic we’ve put together of the things every pet owner should know.

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Belts, Gravel, & Other Appetizing Things

Nalu, a Labrador Retriever Mix, came in to Craig Road Animal Hospital after a weekend camping trip with his owners. Nalu was vomiting and did not want to eat. Dr. Courtney Daniels suspected that Nalu had eaten something that he shouldn’t have, in other words, a foreign body. According to Dr. Daniels, the symptoms that a pet has ingested foreign body can vary widely, “From nothing early on to vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and pain.” Dr. Daniels continues, “Sometimes…

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How To Clean A Dog’s Ears

Cleaning a dog’s ears at home is fairly simple as long as the ears are not infected or damaged. Ensure proper ear care for your loyal companion by watching our How-To Video with Dr. Tampira!

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Jennifer

It’s our pleasure to introduce the newest DVM extern at Craig Road, Jennifer! Growing up in Boca Raton, Florida, Jennifer knew at an early age what it meant to take care of our four legged friends. “Whether it’s now or when I was a kid, the welfare of other animals is something that I’ve always been interested in.” After researching the profession, Veterinary medicine offered Jennifer a challenge that she couldn’t refuse. During her time at Craig Road, Jennifer looks…

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Pet Of The Month – October 2016

Say hello to Bear, a seven year old chihuahua dachshund mix. Bear recently visited Craig Road for a checkup with Dr. Tampira. Obviously this little guy was ready for Halloween with his lobster costume. Even though his name is Bear, he’s only a fraction of one’s size. Standing tall at just under a foot, Bear commands the attention of people wherever he goes. She will also respond to the name of anyone else receiving attention. This two year old pup has…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Morgan

We’re excited to introduce Morgan, our newest DVM extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Growing up as an only child in Syracuse, New York, Morgan spent most of her time with animals while her parents worked. Knowing that the experience would either make or break it for her, she started her veterinary career working at a veterinary clinic back in high school. Fortunately for Morgan, the challenge offered by Veterinary medicine was very appealing. “That’s when I realized how much…

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Pet of the Month – September 2016

Lexie is an energetic Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler that was born in North Las Vegas. Shortly after she was adopted by her owner Jeanne, she was brought into Craig Road Animal Hospital for her vaccinations as well as her first exam. After a few months, it was apparent that Lexie was eager to see Dr. Major again, she became excited every time she even drove past the hospital. We’re happy to admit that Lexie’s bond with Dr. Major has only…

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