Pet of the Month – January 2018

Meet Ellie, This little girl is the year’s first Pet of The Month. This sweet heart is a year-old English Bulldog. She is intelligent with an outgoing personality. Her hobbies include; teething on her chew toys, taking moms, slippers, chasing her doggy siblings, eating, and after a long hard day she loves cuddling with her owner or doggy siblings. Ciara is the proud owner of this sweet brown and white puppy. “She makes our heart skip a beat.”, said Ciara.…

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Pet of the Month – February 2018

Meet Luka, He is a Maltese / Poodle mix and still a puppy at 5 months old. This little pup has some piercing greenish-gray eyes. Luka is smart and funny. He loves kisses, cuddling, and sleeping on any available chest. He passes his spare time watching the Disney channel and he loves all treats, especially Japanese sweet potatoes. “Because of him, our home is filled with much more love and more love to give!”  – said Stephanie. (Luka’s Mother) Congratulations…

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Canine Influenza

The canine flu season is upon us! H3N8 and H2N2 are two highly contagious strains of the dog flu. The syndromes in these strains can vary from mild to severe, which can lead to respiratory infection and other medical complication. Seek vet care if your animal appears to have a runny nose, cough, or loss of appetite. Luckily there is a vaccination for both strands, but this is not treatment only a preventative action. Don’t forget to get your pet…

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Welcome Our New Weekend & Evening Groomer

Please join us in welcoming a new member of the Craig Road team: our new groomer Rebecca! Her addition to Craig Road means that we will now be offering grooming during the evenings and on weekends. Rebecca has multiple years of experience grooming dogs & cats of all sizes and understands how to discern the specific grooming needs of each pet. We are currently accepting appointments for Rebecca for this week and over the weekend. Rebecca will be working alongside…

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“Why does my dog eat poop?!?”

Veterinarian Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M. [Dr.Mych] of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas identifies the causes why a dog might eat his own feces, aka coprophagia, and shares some helpful tips on how to nix the dirty habit. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM Yes, dogs eat poop, no matter how horrified the owner may be. But eating poop-technically known as coprophagia-is actually a common canine behavior. When puppies are first born, mother dogs clean their puppies and ingest their…

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Beware of the monsters inside

Veterinarian Katherine Ballor of Craig Road Animal Hospital discusses what you can do to help detect parasites in your pet’s gastrointestinal tracts. These invisible monsters can make you and your loved one very sick. The following are the most common parasites found here in North West Las Vegas. By Katherine Ballor, DVM Fecal tests are one of the easiest forms of preventative care for your pet. It isn’t because we enjoy dealing with poop, it’s because it allows us to check…

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They call him Dr. Google

By Tiffany Major, DVM We’ve all done it. Whenever we start to feel like we are coming down with something, we type out a list of our symptoms and send them over to “Dr. Google”. While some find answers, others have scared themselves into believing that what they thought was the flu is now full-blown Ebola. Most doctors feel that googling treatments isn’t the best idea, and we agree. When it comes to diagnosing your pet, I only have this…

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Pet of the Month September 2015

Cali is what her mom calls a “free spirit”. This two year old bulldog comes from a rescue in California. Cali loves people and becomes quite a ham when she notices a camera around. She loves playing with children and puppies, but her favorite hobby is taking a dip in the pool. This fashionista also has quite an extensive wardrobe, mostly full of pink dresses. Cali loves to cuddle and share kisses. when she isn’t swimming the pool, you can…

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Helping a Long Time Client – Dogs and Cats for Adoption!

Due to an unforeseeable set of circumstances, one of our long time clients is unable to keep their two dogs and three cats and asked Craig Road Animal Hospital if we could help. All five pets are currently boarding with us and have been patients for all of their lives. If you are interested in meeting any of these pets, with a view to adopting one of them, please call our office to set up an appointment.      …

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What Can I Do About My Dog’s Barking? Part Two

Dr. Doris Calloway of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas in the second part of a two part article discusses excessive barking due to separation anxiety. Part one on general tactics to help when your dog barks more that you think they should can be found here.     By Doris Calloway, DVM Dogs that are barking due to separation anxiety are usually dogs that don’t start their barking until you leave the house. They will often…

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What Can I Do About My Dog’s Barking? Part One

Dr. Doris Calloway, of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas, in the first of two articles discusses what to do when your dog barks more that you think they should.   By Doris Calloway, DVM I have a Chihuahua, I know all about living with a dog that barks. All. The. Time. For the most part, I don’t mind it.  In my opinion, a dog that barks when a stranger approaches the front door, or if there…

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My Dog has Osteoarthritis – Now What? Part Three

Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs. Dr. Mychajlonka, also known as Dr. Mych – a veterinarian at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, in this third and final post in the series, discusses the various pharmaceutical options, and types of treatments that are available to treat this debilitating disease. Part one of this series on Osteoarthritis can be found here  and part two which discusses nutraceuticals can be found here. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM 5: Why does my…

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My Dog has Osteoarthritis – Now What? Part Two

Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs. Dr. Mychajlonka, also known as Dr. Mych – a veterinarian at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, in this second in an on going series of posts, discusses nutraceuticals and their use in the treatment this debilitating disease. Part one of this series on Osteoarthritis can be found here. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM 3: What are Nutraceuticals, and how can they help? Nutraceuticals is term combining the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical” and…

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My Dog has Osteoarthritis – Now What? Part One

Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs. Dr. Mychajlonka, also known as Dr. Mych – a veterinarian at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, in the first of a series of posts, discusses what options are available to pet owners to treat this debilitating disease. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM Your dog has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis – welcome to a large club. Osteoarthritis is prevalent is 1 in 5 dogs over 1 year of age. The good news that…

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Meet our New Doctors part 3: Katherine Ballor D.V.M.

Dr. Katherine Ballor graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in zoology with concentration in neurobiology and animal behavior. She also received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Michigan State. Dr. Ballor has been researching laryngeal paralysis for past five years and also has interests in neurology and surgery. With a love of travel, she has been to 23 different countries and spent 6 months living in Europe, Dr. Ballor is excited to live in Las…

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Meet our New Doctors part 2: Shane Murphy D.V.M.

Dr. Shane Murphy came to Craig Road Animal Hospital from Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Murphy completed his undergraduate education in animal sciences and music at the University of Missouri. He enjoyed his time in Columbia enough to stay and achieve his D.V.M. from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated as valedictorian. While in veterinary school, Dr. Murphy worked nights and weekends in the hospital’s ICU with emergency and critical care patients. Dr. Murphy’s special veterinary…

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Pet of the Month August 2014!

Gauge is a one year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever. He is very playful and thinks he is a lap a dog! Gauge enjoys playing tug of war and going out shooting with his family. Gauge is our Pet of the month for August 2014! If you would like to submit your pet for Pet of the Month please use the form here (don’t forget a picture!) or email us at info@craigrd.com .

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The Illusion of Lower Costs

Dr. Doris Calloway of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas compares the cost of a procedure that she underwent and what she would have charged for the same procedure at Craig Road Animal Hospital.  By Doris Calloway, DVM I recently had the bad luck of waking up with horrible back pain and a fever.  Knowing that something was very wrong and I needed to be seen immediately (despite it being a Saturday morning), I was forced to…

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Renovations at Craig Road – Boarding, grooming, and more.

Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas, recently completed a number of renovations to improve services and patient care – particularly in the areas of boarding and grooming. Hospital Administrator Mike Falconer goes over these and what they mean for Craig Road Animal Hospital. By Mike Falconer We are all very proud of what we do, and how we do it, here at Craig Road Animal Hospital. There are times, however, when we realize that there are things…

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The Paperwork of Travelling with your Pet

Craig road Animal Hospital’s own Dr. Jessica Hagstette discusses the research and paperwork required when leaving Las Vegas with you pet, or taking you pet to Las Vegas from a state other than Nevada or another country.  by Jessica Hagstette, DVM Traveling with your pet can be a stressful experience for both pet owner and pet. However, it can also mean a significant amount of paperwork for you and potentially testing, vaccinations, and treatments for your pet. Regulations vary widely…

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