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Dental Special is here – give your pet a reason to smile!

Our Dental Special for 2017 has now ended

Watch our video below to see why dental care for your pet is important:

Don’t miss out on our 2017 Dental Special! $37 off of our normal dental cleaning & polishing price!

$182 reduced to $145

But wait, there’s more:

FREE Dental Exam

FREE Bath or Bath Voucher

FREE Anal Gland Expression

FREE Nail Trim

FREE 30 Day Pet Insurance Trial Offer

*Up to $100 in savings and free services!

*Does not include extractions, blood work, medications, vaccines / fecal testing.

Mar 7, 2017 0 2670 Views

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Dental Special is here – give your pet a reason to smile!

Watch our video below to see why dental care for your pet is important:

Don’t miss out on our Dental Special! $30 off of our normal dental cleaning & polishing price! But wait, there’s more:

Our Dental special for 2017  has now ended

FREE Dental Exam

FREE Bath or Bath Voucher

FREE Anal Gland Expression

FREE Nail Trim

FREE 30 Day Pet Insurance Trial Offer

*Up to $100 in savings and additional free services!

*Does not include extractions, blood work, or medications.

Jan 28, 2016 6 2356 Views

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Wellness exams can play an important role in your pet’s health

Courtney Daniels, DVM

Veterinarian Courtney Daniels D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas discusses the importance of a yearly exam for your pet by a professional. Wellness exams are one of the few ways to help detect a problem before it becomes a serious illness.

By Courtney Daniels, DVM

 We all love our pets, and we all want to do what’s best to take care of them. A wellness exam allows a veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s overall health and can detect a problem before it turns into a serious illness. Dogs and cats do not have the gift of speech, so they cannot verbally tell you what is wrong. Having a thorough examination on your pet plays an important role in keeping them happy and healthy. A thorough wellness exam can include a physical exam, vaccinations, blood tests, urinalysis, and a parasite screening. Depending on the results, your veterinarian may recommend further diagnostic testing. This may include radiographs (X-rays) and additional blood tests. We recommend having your pet examined at least once a year.

Dr. Daniels performing a wellness exam.


Senior pets and those experiencing chronic health issues should have a wellness exam more frequently. Your veterinarian will start by asking you questions regarding your pet’s health history. They will then follow up with your pet’s diet, how much water they are consuming, and their daily behavioral patterns. It is very important to mention any unusual behavior including:

excessive urination

excessive drinking of water

excessive panting

eating more or less than usual



excessive scratching


weight gain

difficulty walking, running, or getting up in the morning

Your veterinarian will go over your pet’s potential exposure to fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Depending on your pet’s age, breed, life style, where you live and other factors, your veterinarian will recommend screening tests. During the exam your pet’s eyes, ears, skin, joints, reproductive systems, weight, heart, lungs, mouth and teeth will all be carefully examined. A vaccination schedule will be tailored for your pet. Core vaccinations for dogs include canine distemper virus, parvovirus, adenovirus, hepatitis, and rabies. Core vaccinations for cats include feline panleukopenia (distemper), feline herpesvirus, calicivirus, and rabies. Other vaccinations will be recommended based on lifestyle, geographic location, or travel history, breed and age.

Falling in love with a new client!

A wellness exam is one of the simplest ways to detect and prevent major health issues from puppies and kittens to senior pets. Having a veterinarian examine your pet once a year or more means that you are helping them live a longer and healthier life.

Jan 11, 2016 0 1689 Views

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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.

Dr. Mychajlonka

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 what-so-ever. Indeed, the very slight risk of an anesthetic reaction is significantly outweighed by the very real risk of chronic disease from improper scaling and polishing.

The scaling done by without anesthesia is cosmetic at best and often performed by non-licensed personnel. The American Animal Hospital Association, of which Craig Road Animal Hospital is an accredited member, states that: “dental cleanings that are done without anesthetic will make your pet’s teeth prettier, but not healthier.” Only the visible 40% of the tooth is cleaned, while your pet is held down. Under the gum line (the other 60%) and the insides of the teeth, are left uncleaned.

Here at Craig Road, we want your pet dog and cat to lead a healthy long life, have fresh breath and be protected from disease. Non-Anesthesia Dental Scaling, sometimes called NADS, does none of these things and we strongly recommend against it.

Mar 7, 2013 0 19575 Views

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Pets Need Dental Care Too! (Video)

A great little video from the Veterinary News Network on the importance of pet dental health.

Remember that this month is pet dental health month. If you bring your pet in for a dental cleaning we will give you $35 off, a free bath or bath voucher, express anal glands for free, a free nail trim, and some other goodies to go home with – in addition to clean teeth and fresh breath! Call our office to schedule an appointment or bring you pet in for a free dental exam to see if they need a cleaning.

Feb 8, 2013 0 1874 Views

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