Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC)

What we know:

The disease, CIRDC, Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex has become a concern in several parts of the country. It is an umbrella term for many pathogens. Certain states have had more severe cases than others. Some states have isolated particular pathogens, whereas, in other states, they remain unknown despite extensive testing.

The symptoms include coughing, fever, lethargy, decreased appetite, labored breathing, and discharge from the eyes or nose.

Always monitor your dogs for signs of illness. If you notice coughing, it is best to have them evaluated to determine if the signs are consistent with CIRD and rule out other causes such as cardiac disease, pneumonia, etc.

Avoid highly populated areas with exposure to other dogs. If your dog is sick, it is important to isolate them from others to avoid further exposure.

If you suspect your dog may have it, talk to your veterinarian to have them evaluated. If you are concerned about respiratory difficulty, progressive cough, or other signs of illness when we are closed, please go to your nearest emergency or urgent care facility.

Typically, for dogs with CIRD, the illness is self-limiting and does not require treatment; however, if symptoms progress to a more serious case dogs may require hospitalization.

There is no specific vaccine for CIRD. However, it is best to be up to date with the flu vaccine and kennel cough (Bordetella).  Bordetella is one of the pathogens that is under the umbrella term for Kennel Cough/CIRD.

This is a contagious disease among dogs. At this time, it is not transmissible to humans.

Courtesy of Dr. Meghan Vaught, DVM, DAVECC. MVMC, Maine.

Pet Dentistry/ Dental

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, our expert oral care for furry friends ensures healthy smiles and overall well-bein—your pet’s dental health matters.

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Welcome to Crazy Paws Veterinary
Hospital: Where Smiles Begin

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital in Cohasset, MA, we know your pet is family. We’re not just a veterinary clinic but a partner in your pet’s happiness and well-being. Providing advanced pet dentistry is part of our commitment to your pet’s overall health and well-being.

Pet Dental Health for a Lifetime of Smiles

Your pet’s oral health is crucial. Neglecting it can lead to pain, discomfort, and even more serious health problems. Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital specializes in pet dentistry, offering a variety of procedures tailored to your pet’s specific needs.

Why Choose Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital for Pet Dentistry?

  • Trusted Expertise: Our experienced veterinarians and dedicated staff stay updated with the latest in pet dentistry to provide the best care for your pet.
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Benefits of Pet Dentistry at Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital

  1. Improved Oral Health: Regular care prevents painful dental issues like gum infections, tooth decay, and bad breath.
  2. Pain Relief: Dental problems can be painful. Our treatments bring relief, leading to a happier and healthier life.
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  4. Prevent Future Problems: Addressing dental issues early can prevent more severe health problems, saving time and money.
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Your Pet’s Smile Matters

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we understand the bond you share with your pet and are dedicated to their health. Our Cohasset, MA, pet dental services are designed to make your pet’s smile sparkle. Please make an appointment with us today to give your furry friend the gift of a healthy, bright smile. Let’s embark on a journey to a lifetime of smiles and happiness together.