How Do I Choose The Right Pet Food?

Dr. Kimberly Lutz is an associate veterinarian at Craig Road Animal Hospital in north west Las Vegas. Dr. Lutz discusses the best ways to pick a pet food based on the latest information about “Grain-Free” diets from the FDA.   By Kimberly Lutz, DVM Diet is one of the most effective tools for managing pet health and increasing longevity. Diets can even be used to manage certain disease processes. So how do you pick the right diet given all the…

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Proactive, not reactive. – Pet Wellness Special 2019

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 in your well dog or cat for a physical exam, urinalysis, and major organ blood work screening. We will usually have the results within 24 hours, and the information will provide us with a baseline for future screenings…

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Help Senior Pets Stay Healthy with Wellness Bloodwork

Dr. Lucas Budden is an associate veterinarian at Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas, Nevada and is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. In this blog post, Dr. Budden explains why bloodwork and routine lab work are important for the health of senior pets. By Lucas Budden DVM Puppies and kittens tend to get a lot of the attention, but we love our senior patients just as much. They’ve been through a lot…

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Wellness Special!

This special has now ended. 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…

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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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What our scrubs mean

Have you ever noticed the many different colors we wear in our hospital? It may seem like we get to wear the color of our choice, but there actually is a reason behind each one. So what does each hue represent? Well for one thing the colors show which department we are part of. And it tells you a lot about that staff member’s position within Craig Road Animal Hospital. By Tianna Winters You see the maroon color on our…

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Belts, Gravel, & Other Appetizing Things

Nalu, a Labrador Retriever Mix dog, came in to Craig Road Animal Hospital after a weekend camping trip with his owners. Nalu was vomiting and did not want to eat. Dr. Courtney Daniels suspected that Nalu had eaten something that he shouldn’t have, in other words, a foreign body. According to Dr. Daniels, the symptoms that a pet has ingested foreign body can vary widely, “From nothing early on to vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and pain.” Dr. Daniels continues,…

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Canine & Feline Acupuncture Therapy in Las Vegas

Veterinarian Dr. Erica Monaco of Craig Road Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, discusses the benefits of acupuncture therapy in cats and dogs. By: Erica F. Monaco DVM MSPH cVMA Acupuncture is a technique that allows the practitioner to interface with the nervous system and tap into the body’s own mechanisms for modulating pain perception, inflammation, endocrine and metabolic functions as well as healing. This complementary therapy is used to treat pain and other conditions in humans and animals. We…

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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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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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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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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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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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