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 Entropion

Pet entropion is an eye condition where a pet’s eyelids roll inward, causing discomfort and potential eye damage. For your pet’s well-being, treatment is essential.

dog entropion

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital:
Where Your Pet’s Vision Matters Most

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we understand the deep bond between you and your furry family member. We’re more than a veterinary hospital in Cohasset, MA; we’re a sanctuary for pets and their loving owners. Our mission is simple: to ensure your pet’s health and happiness. That’s why we specialize in providing top-notch pet entropion treatment, striving to give your pet the best vision and most comfortable life possible.

Understanding Pet Entropion

Pet entropion is a condition where your beloved companion’s eyelids roll inward, causing irritation, pain, and potential vision issues. It’s crucial to address this condition promptly, as it can lead to more severe problems if left untreated.

Why Choose Crazy Paws for Pet Entropion Care?

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital isn’t your average vet hospital. We’re a team of dedicated experts who value the special bond you share with your pet. Here’s why you should choose us for your pet’s entropion care:

  • Expertise: Our veterinarians have extensive experience in detecting and treating pet entropion. They stay up-to-date with the latest advances in veterinary medicine to provide the best possible treatment.
  • Compassion: We treat each pet as a part of our own family. Your pet’s comfort and well-being are our top priorities, and we approach every situation with the utmost care and understanding.
  • Personalized Care: We understand that each pet is unique. Our treatment plans are tailored to your pet’s specific needs, ensuring the best possible care.
  • Advanced Technology: We invest in cutting-edge technology and procedures to offer the most modern entropion treatments while minimizing discomfort and recovery time.
  • Post-Treatment Support: Our commitment to your pet’s well-being doesn’t end after treatment. We provide thorough post-treatment care instructions and are always here to address any concerns.

The Benefits of Pet Entropion Care at Crazy Paws

Choosing Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital for pet entropion care means investing in your pet’s vision and enhancing their quality of life. Here are the benefits your pet will experience:

  • Improved Vision: Our treatments will help correct eyelid abnormalities, allowing your pet to see clearly and comfortably.
  • Pain Relief: Entropion can be painful, and our interventions aim to alleviate your pet’s discomfort.
  • Preventing Further Complications: Early intervention can prevent more severe eye issues, ensuring your pet enjoys a lifetime of good vision.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Your pet will be happier, more active, and able to engage in the activities they love fully.

Contact Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital today to schedule an appointment for expert pet entropion care in Cohasset, MA, and let us help your furry friend see the world again. Your pet’s well-being is our top priority.