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 Episioplasty

Pet episioplasty is a surgical procedure to correct skin folds and reduce discomfort in pets, enhancing their quality of life.

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Welcome to Crazy Paws Veterinary
Hospital in Cohasset, MA

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we understand that your furry friend is not just a pet; they are an essential part of your family. We believe that every pet deserves the best care possible, which is why we specialize in advanced pet episioplasty in Cohasset, MA.

What is Pet Episioplasty?

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital provides pet episioplasty, a specialist surgical operation. It is intended to improve the quality of life for your beloved pets by addressing various health issues they may be experiencing. But what is pet episioplasty?

Pet episioplasty is a specialized surgical procedure aimed at improving the quality of life for your beloved pets by addressing various health issues they may face. This surgical treatment targets problems with the perineum in pets, including hernias, perineal hernias, and brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS). Our expert veterinarians at Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital perform pet episioplasty, ensuring your beloved companion receives top-notch care.

The Benefits of Pet Episioplasty

  • Enhanced Comfort: Conditions like perianal hernias or BOAS can cause discomfort or even pain for your pet. Pet episioplasty dramatically improves their quality of life by alleviating pain and aiding in easier breathing.
  • Improved Movement: Pets with perineal hernias may experience movement issues. Our specialized surgical techniques can help restore their ability to move freely and lead an active life.
  • Enhanced Life Quality: A happy pet is a healthy pet. We can help your furry friend live a happier, healthier life by addressing perineal disorders with pet episioplasty.
  • Preventative Measure: In some instances, pet episioplasty can serve as a preventative measure, especially for breeds prone to BOAS. Early intervention can prevent more severe health issues in the future.

Why Choose Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital for Pet Episioplasty?

  • Experienced Surgeons: Our team of skilled veterinarians has years of experience performing pet episioplasty surgeries.
  • Compassionate Care: We understand the emotional bond you share with your pet and provide compassionate care throughout the process.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital is equipped with the latest technology and surgical tools to ensure the best outcomes for your pet.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We tailor our treatment plans to your pet’s unique needs, ensuring they receive the individualized care they deserve.

Choose Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital in Cohasset, MA, for over-the-top pet episioplasty services that make a real difference in your pet’s life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and give your furry family member the care they deserve.