Circovirus in Dogs

By Dr. Debbie White Here is some summarized info on Circovirus in Dogs: Back in August and September of this year, Circovirus was suggested as a cause of death/illness of dogs in the outbreaks in Ohio, Michigan and California, but researchers no longer consider it to be the primary cause of illness. Circovirus is thought to possibly be a co-infection in some cases, but is still being studied to determine if and how it played a role in the dogs.…

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Expanded Grooming Hours and Services

Craig Road Animal Hospital is proud to announce the expansion of our grooming hours and services with the addition of groomer Lynee Johnson to our team. Lynee hails from Michigan, has been grooming for 18 years, and she is a former Grooming Academy trainer. Lynee will groom dogs of all sizes and cats and she will be grooming in the evenings during the week and during the day on the weekends. This means that Craig Road Animal Hospital now offers…

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The Threat of Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease has been found in all 50 states, and although not in epidemic proportions as in the South of the country, it is increasingly something that pet owners should be aware of – even in Las Vegas! Craig Road Animal Hospital’s own Dr. Beyers goes over the symptoms, preventatives, and cures for this potentially fatal disease.  By Seth Beyers, DVM Heartworm disease may not be as well known in the Las Vegas area as some other parts of the…

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Pets in Transit

Craig Road Animal Hospital is proud to announce a new pet transportation service. Our team will provide non-emergency transport for pets throughout Southern Nevada. Pets in Transit was created with both pets and pet owners in mind to provide convenient, compassionate care at home, and for the transport for pets, pet supplies, and medications. Because pets are our primary concern, Craig Road Animal Hospital provides an affordable, reliable caring solution for pet transport needs. Whether it’s for a regular check-up…

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Gastropexy – the Why, What, and How!

Bloat, or gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV), can be a scary life threatening condition in dogs. Dr. Tampira  – a veterinarian at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, talks about a procedure to prevent this life threatening condition and what breeds are at most risk from bloat / GDV.  By Orlena Tampira, DVM A gastropexy is a surgical procedure to prevent a condition called gastric dilitation volvulus (GDV). GDV is when the stomach turns on itself causing a restriction of…

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Low Cost Spay & Neuter Special

Craig Road Animal Hospital’s Hospital Administrator Mike Falconer introduces the Las Vegas animal hospital’s low cost spay and neuter special pricing, along with some thoughts on why you’d want to be your pet “fixed”! There are both medical and behavioral reasons to have your dog or cat spayed or neutered. Spayed and neutered pets are less apt to roam; decreasing the risk fights or traumas such as being hit by a car. Cats that are spayed and neutered are also…

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What to Know About Neutering…

Getting your pet neutered can be a daunting prospect. Dr. Mychajlonka, also known as Dr. Mych – a veterinarian at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, in a follow up to his previous post on spaying your pet, discusses what the various terms and options mean, what the impact on cost these options can have, and how to choose what is best for your pet. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM Male cats and dogs should have their reproductive abilities removed…

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What to Know About Spaying…

Getting your pet spayed can be a daunting prospect.  Dr. Mychajlonka, also known as Dr. Mych – a veterinarian at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, discusses what the various terms and options mean, what the impact on cost these options can have, and how to choose what is best for your pet. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM Female cats and dogs should have their reproductive abilities removed if they are not going to be bred. The correct term for…

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Craig Road and the News on Parvo

Craig Road Animal Hospital in the news again. This time Dr. Debbie White talks with Channel 8 about the dangers of parvo virus in Las Vegas. We should also clarify on the reporters comment about why a vaccinated dog might get parvo. Improper vet administration or storage of vaccine is not the problem. More commonly pups are presented for only one vaccine, don’t receive vaccines at right ages, or vaccines are given outside a vet hospital or in a home…

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Pet Prosthetics Part 2

Three legged pets, affectionately know as tripods in veterinary world, do very well post surgery. However, it is not always necessary for the vet to remove all of an affected limb. This raises the possibility of a prosthesis. Craig Road Animal Hospital’s own Dr. Jacqueline Parker discusses, and shows, how we go about fitting a dog for a prosthetic limb here in North West Las Vegas! In part one, we saw the process of taking a mold for the prosthesis. In…

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Pet Prosthetics Part 1

Three legged pets, affectionately know as tripods in veterinary world, do very well post surgery. However, it is not always necessary for the vet to remove all of an affected limb. This raises the possibility of a prosthesis. Craig Road Animal Hospital’s own Dr. Jacqueline Parker discusses, and shows, how we go about fitting a dog for a prosthetic limb here in North West Las Vegas!  Earl lost his front left paw in France a few years ago to a…

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Non Anesthetic Dental Cleanings – Too Good to be True?

There is a current resurgence in interest in the subject of Non- Anesthesia Dental Scaling: that is a dental cleaning performed while the pet is awake and usually by a non-veterinarian. Dr. Mychajlonka, a vet at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, discusses the dangers of these procedures. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM No anesthetic procedure is 100% safe. However, the reality is that even older pets can undergo an anesthetic procedure safely with the vast majority experiencing no complications…

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Canine Parvovirus

Parvo virus, or Parvo, is a common illness that we see here at Craig Road Animal Hospital and in the Las Vegas / North Las Vegas area in general. In this blog post, Craig Road’s own Dr. Tampira goes over the basic treatment and procedures used to help give a puppy the best chance of surviving this life threatening disease. By Orlena Tampira, DVM What is it? Known simply as parvo, parvovirus is the most common infectious disorder of dogs…

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