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 Gastropexy

Pet gastropexy is a surgical procedure that prevents life-threatening stomach twisting in dogs, ensuring their long-term health and well-being.

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Unleash Peace of Mind with Pet
Gastropexy in Cohasset, MA

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we understand that your dogs are more than just pets; they’re cherished family members. That’s why we’re committed to providing exceptional care that goes the extra mile. One of our specialties is pet gastropexy, a life-saving procedure that can make all the difference for your precious buddy.

What is Pet Gastropexy?

Pet gastropexy is a surgical procedure that attaches your dog’s stomach to the abdominal wall. This prevents the potentially fatal condition known as gastric torsion or bloat. This condition, more common in larger, deep-chested breeds, can cause significant pain and, if left untreated, can be deadly. At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we specialize in this surgery to provide pet parents like you with peace of mind.

The Benefits for Your Pet:

  • Stomach Torsion Prevention: Pet gastropexy is the ultimate defense against stomach torsion, which can be brutally unpleasant for your canine pet. We considerably lower the danger of this disease by protecting the stomach.
  • Improving Quality of Life: This operation helps your pet to enjoy a pain-free and joyful life. Following gastropexy, you will notice a boost in your pet’s comfort and vigor.
  • Longer Life Expectancy: By resolving a potentially life-threatening problem, you increase the life expectancy of your pet. You’ll get to spend more time with your animal family members.
  • Reducing Emergency Vet Appointments: Gastropexy minimizes the likelihood of emergency vet appointments, saving you both worry and money.
  • Pet Parents Can Relax: Knowing your pet is safe from stomach torsion provides unparalleled peace of mind.

Why Choose Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital

  • Expertise: Our experienced veterinarians have performed numerous successful gastropexy procedures, ensuring your pet receives the highest level of care.
  • Compassionate Approach: We understand the emotional attachment you have with your pets. Our team approaches each procedure with compassion and dedication.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Our clinic is equipped with cutting-edge technology to provide the best possible care for your furry friend.
  • Personalized Care: We tailor our approach to meet your pet’s unique needs, ensuring they receive the most effective treatment.

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital is your trusted partner in ensuring the health and happiness of your cherished pets. Choose us for top-quality pet gastropexy services in Cohasset, MA, and experience peace of mind knowing your pet is in expert hands. Your furry companion deserves nothing less.