Wellness Special!

Proactive, not reactive.- Junior and Senior Pet wellness. For dogs and cats, the symptoms of illness and aging are not always visible. For our pet’s general well-being and to improve their life and life expectancy we’d like to make sure that your pet looks as good inside as outside Bring your Pet in! For Junior pets, bring in your dog or cat for a physical exam, urinalysis, and major organ blood work screening. We will have the results the same…

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Pet of the Month – June 2018

Meet Batman, This baby Husky is a fun-loving bundle of joy! He was born on February 22nd, 2018, and five weeks later he found his forever home with the Vega family. They describe Batman as, “An all-around love bug.” Batman never leaves the house without his cape. He stays suited and ready for action! Besides saving the world, Batman is a smart little guy and has already learned how to sit and shake hands. He loves to play with his…

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Dogs and Grapes Don’t Mix

 Dr. Larkin explains the reason your dog cannot eat grapes, and the difference between a toxic presence in the fruit as opposed to a dog’s allergic immune response. By Emilee Larkin, DVM Dogs will eat anything! This is common knowledge to anyone who has ever owned a dog. Although humans find fruit nutritious and healthy, the same cannot always be said for your dog. Even some of the most common household fruits can be toxic to our pets. The toxicity…

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Beware the Foxtails

Veterinarian Catherine Whitcraft D.V.M., identifies the potential dangers for your pet with Foxtails in the Las Vegas area and the desert southwest of Nevada in general.   By Catherine Whitcraft, D.V.M. Walking your dog is a daily task that is both beneficial to you and your dog. You both get exercise and quality time together. Nevada is home to deserts, parks, and mountains to explore with your pet. However, Nevada is also home to Hordeum Lubatum, also known as the…

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Pet Of The Month- April 2017

Dexter was adopted from a local animal rescue facility by David S. of Las Vegas. Dexter is an energetic sixteen-week-old Pekingese mix. After  eight weeks together David says that the most rewarding part for him is knowing that he is that he got to be the one to adopt Dexter and providing him a better life. Dexter’s favorite toy is his big brother, a schnauzer mix that David has had for five years. He says that his dog needed a…

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Pet Of The Month-May 2017

By: Regina T. These adorable puppies belong to Juan and Vanessa of Las Vegas.  DAK (pictured on the left) is a 5-month-old a Pitbull-Shepherd mix.He is full of energy and despite his size, he absolutely loves to play. DAK is a very active puppy and loves to go for runs. 3-month-old BLUE (pictured on the right) is a blue nose, Pitbull. BLUE  is the newest edition to the family. He loves to play as well and to eat as much…

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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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Pet of The Month – July 2017

  Fancy is a fun loving 1-year-old Rottweiler. Her energy is only matched by her curiosity. Her favorite activity is running and playing fetch. At the park, you can find her chasing her own shadow. Fancy’s mom April says she’s great with kids, and at times, thinks she is a kid herself. “When we get home, she will run onto the couch and wait for her mommy to give her love-bunny kisses.” Fancy loves to snack on carrots and her…

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Helping a long Time client- Pets for adoption

Due to an unforeseeable set of circumstances, one of our long-time clients is unable to keep their two dogs and one cat and asked Craig Road Animal Hospital if we could help. All three pets are currently being fostered have been patients of ours for all of their lives. If you are interested in adopting one of them, please call our office at 702 645 0331 to set up an appointment.       Thank you for checking out these pets,…

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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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Pet of the Month – September 2017

Meet Blue, a one-year-old Boxer. While blue knows many tricks, owner Alyssa revealed that his favorite trick is counting and that he can even understand her counting in both Spanish and French. Blue’s favorite foods are hot dogs and steak. His favorite activity is playing with his special squeaky toy. Alyssa says, “Blue plays with squeaky balls until they no longer squeak, no matter how long it takes.”   Blue is extremely affectionate and loves to cuddle. “His tail wiggles in…

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Pet of The Month – October 2017

  Meet Cosmo, a twelve- week- old male Miniature Bull Terrier. Cosmo was born July, 28th 2017. He loves to play, and sleep. What makes Cosmo special is his egg-shaped head, his slanted eyes, his big personality and his soft brown color. Cosmo’s favorite activities include playing, running, and terrorizing his housemate and mom Sasha. “Cosmo is a very loving and affectionate puppy,” says owner Stacey,” he’s also very stubborn and “bull-headed.” Although Cosmo doesn’t know any tricks yet he…

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Pet of The Month – November 2017

Meet Nalah, After a family friend had puppies, Nalah became a member of the family. Nalah is a ten-week-old Tree Hound Husky mix. Her favorite activity is playing with her older housemate, a four-year-old lab mix named Coby. “They literally can spend hours playing with toys together,” her owners said. Nala’s bold blue eyes and a soft brown coat are what makes her unique.“Her eyes are pretty breathtaking, it’s like she can look into your soul.”Nala is a very affectionate…

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Pet of The Month – December 2017

Meet Babka, Babka is a seven-month-old French Bulldog. Inspired by his brindle colored fur, Babka’s name comes from a chocolate Russian coffee cake. According to owner Gail, his registered name with the American Kennel Club is “HRH Chocolate Chi Chee Babka.”   Babka is a smart pup who loves to play. His favorite toys are socks that he pulls from the freshly washed laundry. He can play fetch with the socks non-stop and loves for you to knot and throw…

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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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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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