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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Welcome Lucas Budden, D.V.M.

We would like to welcome Dr. Lucas Budden new associate veterinarian to Craig Road Animal Hospital. Dr. Budden is from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He attended his undergrad at The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences. He then attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine for his doctorate. Dr. Budden has always been drawn to animals. He is fascinated with the diversity of animals throughout the world, and…

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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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Pet of the Month – April 2018

Meet Eve! Eve was born with a kind and social personality. It is hard to resist her curious nature and beautiful tortoiseshell fur coat. Since the untimely passing of her elder sister she has upheld the kind and loving values instilled by her sibling. Eve now has a new little sister to carry on the unconditional love that was given to her. Eve’s favorite things in the world are cheese and playtime. Her owner says she is always up for…

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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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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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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- August 2017

Oliver was adopted from the Animal Foundation, but the family who adopted him didn’t have time to care for him. Cynthia B. of Las Vegas decided to make him part of her family instead. The male domestic long-hair fur baby turned two years old on August 2nd and is a very sweet and affectionate cat. Cynthia says, “He is unique in making everyone around him comfortable and being super kind and trusting for a cat.” Oliver’s hero is Batman, “we…

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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 – 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 – 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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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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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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