Pet of the Month – August 2020

Our pet of the month for August is Scooter, an adorable kitty who is full of energy! According to Scooter’s owner, she had to recently get her eye removed, but that hasn’t changed Scooter’s playful and loving personality. “She is so sweet and fun but can be mischievous at times, too,” her owner said. “Scooter is full of energy and loves to attack your feet as you walk!” Scooter sounds like a normal, happy kitten to us! If you would…

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The Dangers of Foxtails

This pesky weed, which pops up during the warm, summer months on the West Coast of the U.S., has been known to become embedded in dogs’ paws, between the toes, ears, eyes, and mouth. To read more about foxtails and what you can do to help protect your pet, check out Dr. Whitcraft’s article.

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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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Pet of The Month-June

Griffin is a two-year-old Blue Brindle French Bulldog with a playful and loving personality. What makes Griffin unique is his soft caramel brindle color on his blue coat. Owner Brianna, says “He gets along with all dogs and just always wants to play.” He’s had a few obstacles dealing with his health but that hasn’t stopped him from just being a puppy. “Griffin has had everything from vaccinations, neuter, soft palate surgery, and stenotic nares surgery. He is currently getting…

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Belts, Gravel, & Other Appetizing Things

Nalu, a Labrador Retriever Mix, 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, “Sometimes…

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How To Clean A Dog’s Ears

Cleaning a dog’s ears at home is fairly simple as long as the ears are not infected or damaged. Ensure proper ear care for your loyal companion by watching our How-To Video with Dr. Tampira!

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Pet Of The Month – October 2016

Say hello to Bear, a seven year old chihuahua dachshund mix. Bear recently visited Craig Road for a checkup with Dr. Tampira. Obviously this little guy was ready for Halloween with his lobster costume. Even though his name is Bear, he’s only a fraction of one’s size. Standing tall at just under a foot, Bear commands the attention of people wherever he goes. She will also respond to the name of anyone else receiving attention. This two year old pup has…

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Pet Of The Month – August 2016

Meet Olivia, an English Bulldog as lazy as she is adorable. Even though her name is Olivia, she will also respond to the name of anyone else receiving attention. This two year old pup has many responsibilities to deal with at home including cleaning up crumbs, licking, and multiple naps. Olivia is more of a lover than a fighter, one day Mom asked Olivia if she wanted to cuddle, little did she know that she was scheduling mandatory cuddle time at…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Austin

Austin started caring for a variety of animals at a young age, helping out on his father’s boarding house for horses. Whether it was binding an injured foot or feeding any of the cows, chickens, or sheep on his family property, there was always something to do. As he got older, his love for education and animal communication grew. “People learn more about themselves through their animals,” Austin said. “Being able to share that knowledge with others is all I…

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“Calling Dr. Murphy” Part II

Craig Road Animal Hospital’s very own Marketing Manager Tianna Winters shadowed Dr. Shane Murphy during one of his shifts to get a feel of how the hospital runs and its culture. Below is the second addition of her personal account of what it’s like to be a veterinarian in North West Las Vegas.  Missed the first article? Read it here. 3:20 p.m. – After Dr. Murphy makes sure the Border Collie was comfortably waiting in a kennel, he checks on…

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Periodontal disease can affect more than your pet’s teeth

Veterinarian Orlena Tampira of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas discusses the importance of proper dental care for canine and feline teeth. By Orlena Tampira, DVM Dental hygiene is just as important for your pets as it is for you. Not only can your loved one experience pain while chewing and bad breath, dogs and cats can experience the same diseases as humans like gingivitis, gum disease, and tooth decay. Without proper care, this bacteria can travel…

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Wellness exams can play an important role in your pet’s health

Veterinarian Courtney Daniels D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas discusses the importance of a yearly exam for your pet by a professional. Wellness exams are one of the few ways to help detect a problem before it becomes a serious illness. By Courtney Daniels, DVM We all love our pets, and we all want to do what’s best to take care of them. A wellness exam allows a veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s overall health…

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Pets in Transit

Craig Road Animal Hospital is proud to announce a new pet transportation service. Our team will provide non-emergency transport for pets throughout Southern Nevada. Pets in Transit was created with both pets and pet owners in mind to provide convenient, compassionate care at home, and for the transport for pets, pet supplies, and medications. Because pets are our primary concern, Craig Road Animal Hospital provides an affordable, reliable caring solution for pet transport needs. Whether it’s for a regular check-up…

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How Well Are We Doing June 2013?

For almost a year now, Craig Road Animal Hospital has been sending out surveys. Hospital Administrator Mike Falconer talks about why, and introduces some results for June 2013. By Mike Falconer As we promised last month, here are June’s customer service survey results. I was really quite pleased that we managed to improve in areas like “not very likely” and “not at all likely” to refer a friend to our animal hospital and the “unacceptable” wait times. We moved these…

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