Pet of the Month – May 2021

Our Pet of the Month for May is Dilbert! A handsome Australian Shepherd who joined his family last year! According to Dilbert’s mom, he stole her heart right away. Not that we blame her, just look at Dilbert’s sweet, little face! Dilbert is also full of energy (and pee, but we hope he’s since grown out of that). If you would like to submit your pet for Pet of the Month, please use the form here or email us at info@craigrd.com. Don’t…

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Pet of the Month – April 2021

Our Pet of the Month for April 2021 is Elijah, or as his owner calls him, Eli! According to his mom, Eli is a 9-week-old, 3-pound Pug who has a ton of personality! “He wears a sweater made from a running sock to keep warm and already knows how to push open the back door to let himself outside!” Eli’s mom said. “He has brains, beauty, and will someday have the brawn.” Very clever to make a sweater from a sock!…

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Pet of the Month – March 2021

Our Pet of the Month for March is Pearl, an adorable Chihuahua-mix who’s full of energy and loves to cuddle! Pearl is 6-years-old and is very picky when it comes to treats, but she will never turn down bacon. According to Pearl’s mom, she was all black in color until a year ago when she started getting white spots on her face. “I joke and say she’s getting grays from stress from our other pets and my kiddos,” Pearl’s mom…

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Pet of the Month – January 2021

Our first Pet of the Month for 2021 is Clover, a boy who’s gone through many ups and downs, but still brings joy to his owner’s life! “When I adopted him, I hadn’t had a dog since my family dog when I was a kid,” Clover’s owner said. “I was looking for a medium-sized mutt to be a hiking partner and share in other outdoor adventures in Tahoe, where I lived at the time. I scoured rescue sites looking for…

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Pet of the Month – December 2020

Our Pet of the Month for December is Ash – an adorable little Pug who has a lot of personality! According to Ash’s owner, she’s a little crazy but very loving. Ash loves to chase her owners around the house, bite their toes in the morning, and chase balls around in the backyard! Ash’s mom said this little gal has become the light of her life since bringing Ash home. “She’s super cuddly and loving and makes anybody who meets…

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Pet of the Month – September 2020

Our pet of the month for September is Rosie, a silly, lovable gal who has brought so much support in her owner’s life. Although she has a tendency to bark and play with her food before eating, Rosie is an Emotional Support Animal to her owner and her owner’s son. Rosie and her owner’s son became fast friends after Rosie was rescued three years ago. “Possibly because she helped detected a heart issue with him,” the owner said. She also…

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Pet of the Month – March 2020

Meet Gizmo – a little lady with plenty of personality! According to Gizmo’s owner, she has a lot of attitude and ” is always bouncing off the walls, trying to play with everything.” Gizmo’s favorite thing to do is run down the halls, knocking over everything and anything — including her owner’s baby. However, Gizmo’s owner said this lovable pup has a shy, sweet side to her! Gizmo also has to eat her food in private and hates getting out…

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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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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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