“Why does my dog eat poop?!?”

Veterinarian Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M. [Dr.Mych] of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas identifies the causes why a dog might eat his own feces, aka coprophagia, and shares some helpful tips on how to nix the dirty habit. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM Yes, dogs eat poop, no matter how horrified the owner may be. But eating poop-technically known as coprophagia-is actually a common canine behavior. When puppies are first born, mother dogs clean their puppies and ingest their…

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Beware of the monsters inside

Veterinarian Katherine Ballor of Craig Road Animal Hospital discusses what you can do to help detect parasites in your pet’s gastrointestinal tracts. These invisible monsters can make you and your loved one very sick. The following are the most common parasites found here in North West Las Vegas. By Katherine Ballor, DVM Fecal tests are one of the easiest forms of preventative care for your pet. It isn’t because we enjoy dealing with poop, it’s because it allows us to check…

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Pet of the Month October 2015

This little dog has a very big name and rightfully so! Augustus Caesar rules the hearts of his mom and dad while living the pampered life in the Panorama Towers. Augustus lives up to his name. Not only is he popular in with neighbors, he has over 500 followers on his Instagram ! The self-proclaimed “king of everything” stole the hearts of our staff during his last visit due to his sweet nature. The Petit Brabancon is a rare version…

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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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Pet of the Month September 2015

Cali is what her mom calls a “free spirit”. This two year old bulldog comes from a rescue in California. Cali loves people and becomes quite a ham when she notices a camera around. She loves playing with children and puppies, but her favorite hobby is taking a dip in the pool. This fashionista also has quite an extensive wardrobe, mostly full of pink dresses. Cali loves to cuddle and share kisses. when she isn’t swimming the pool, you can…

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Pet of the Month August 2015

Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets. This five month old Frenchie is a spunky little lady who wears her heart on her sleeve. She loves giving plenty of kisses and making you giggle by chewing on your toes. Lola may have a huge heart but she is feisty and refuses to be walked on a leash, she’s far too independent for that! Congratulations Lola, you’re our Pet of the Month for August 2015! If you would like to submit your pet…

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What to Know About Neutering…

Getting your pet neutered can be a daunting prospect. Dr. Mychajlonka, also known as Dr. Mych – a veterinarian at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, in a follow up to his previous post on spaying your pet, discusses what the various terms and options mean, what the impact on cost these options can have, and how to choose what is best for your pet. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM Male cats and dogs should have their reproductive abilities removed…

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Pet Prosthetics Part 2

Three legged pets, affectionately know as tripods in veterinary world, do very well post surgery. However, it is not always necessary for the vet to remove all of an affected limb. This raises the possibility of a prosthesis. Craig Road Animal Hospital’s own Dr. Jacqueline Parker discusses, and shows, how we go about fitting a dog for a prosthetic limb here in North West Las Vegas! In part one, we saw the process of taking a mold for the prosthesis. In…

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Pet Prosthetics Part 1

Three legged pets, affectionately know as tripods in veterinary world, do very well post surgery. However, it is not always necessary for the vet to remove all of an affected limb. This raises the possibility of a prosthesis. Craig Road Animal Hospital’s own Dr. Jacqueline Parker discusses, and shows, how we go about fitting a dog for a prosthetic limb here in North West Las Vegas!  Earl lost his front left paw in France a few years ago to a…

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