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 Enucleation

Pet enucleation is sometimes necessary to remove an animal’s eye due to injury, disease, or other medical conditions.

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Welcome to Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we’re committed to providing excellent care for your beloved pets. We understand the strong emotional connection you share with your furry family members, and we’re here to support you through every step of their recovery. In certain situations, pet enucleation may be a necessary medical procedure to alleviate pain and improve your pet’s overall quality of life.

Specialized Care – Pet Enucleation

Enhancing Quality of Life

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital offers compassionate and skilled treatment when faced with the difficult decision of pet enucleation. While the thought of pet enucleation, or the removal of one eye, may be daunting, it can bring various benefits to your pet:

  • Pain Relief: Pet enucleation can relieve pain caused by severe eye conditions like infections, glaucoma, or traumatic injuries. By eliminating the source of discomfort, your pet can experience immediate relief.
  • Improved Quality of Life: After enucleation, many pets adapt remarkably well to their new condition. They often continue to enjoy their favorite activities and experience a significant improvement in their overall quality of life.
  • Preventing Further Complications: In some cases, leaving a diseased or injured eye untreated can lead to additional health issues. Pet enucleation can prevent complications and ensure your pet’s long-term well-being.

Trust Our Expertise

You Can Count On Compassionate Care

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we understand how challenging it can be to decide on pet enucleation. With sensitivity and expertise, our team of professional veterinarians is prepared to guide you through the procedure. We’ll thoroughly assess your pet’s condition, explain the procedure in detail, and address any concerns you may have.

Why Choose Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital?

  • Expertise: Our veterinarians have extensive experience performing pet enucleation procedures, ensuring your pet receives the best possible care.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: We are equipped with advanced medical technology and maintain a sterile environment to guarantee the safety and comfort of your pet.
  • Compassionate Approach: Every pet is treated with the utmost compassion and respect, providing a caring environment throughout the process.
  • Continued Support: We offer comprehensive post-operative care after the procedure to monitor your pet’s recovery and ensure a smooth transition.

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital is your trusted partner in your pet’s journey to a better, happier life through pet enucleation in Cohasset, MA. Our commitment to excellence, compassion, and cutting-edge medical treatment sets us apart.

We invite you to contact us at Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can help your pet thrive.