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 Euthanasia

At Crazy Paws Animal Hospital, we believe pet euthanasia is a compassionate and humane procedure where a beloved animal is peacefully put to rest to end suffering.

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Compassionate Pet Euthanasia in Cohasset, MA

Helping Your Beloved Companion Find Peace

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we understand how tough it is to say goodbye to your pet family member. Our objective is to create a compassionate and loving setting where you may say goodbye to your beloved pet with dignity and respect.

Why Choose Crazy Paws for Pet Euthanasia?

  • Compassionate Approach: We approach pet euthanasia with the utmost empathy, ensuring your pet’s comfort and minimizing distress.
  • Over-the-Top Care: Our experienced veterinary team goes above and beyond to make your pet’s final moments as peaceful as possible, providing a serene and loving environment.
  • Customized Experience: We tailor our services to suit your pet’s unique needs, allowing you to be present and participate as much or as little as you desire.
  • Peaceful Farewell: Our focus is on ensuring a gentle, painless transition for your pet, free from discomfort.
  • Compassionately Handled Remains: We can assist with aftercare options, including cremation or burial, ensuring your pet is treated with the utmost care and respect.

A Loving Goodbye, A Lasting Memory

Benefits of Our Compassionate Pet Euthanasia Service

  • Minimizing Suffering: When your pet is suffering from a fatal disease or in intolerable agony, euthanasia is a humane option that can provide them with solace and tranquility.
  • Dignified Passing: Your pet deserves a dignified and gentle farewell, and our team is committed to making that happen.
  • Quality Time: With our tailored approach, you may spend quality time with your pet in their dying moments, providing comfort and affection.
  • Emotional Support: Our caring team is here to help you through the process, ensuring you are not alone at this difficult time.

A Caring Touch When You Need It Most

Losing a pet is never easy, but at Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we aim to make the experience as gentle and loving as possible. We understand the profound bond you share with your furry friend, and we’re here to help you navigate this difficult journey with care and compassion.

Contact us today to learn more about our compassionate pet euthanasia services in Cohasset, MA, and how we can provide your pet with the peaceful and loving goodbye they deserve.