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 Neuter

Pet neutering surgery is a simple, humane procedure to control overpopulation, improve pet health, and promote responsible pet ownership. 

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Welcome to Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital:
Pet Neutering for a Happier, Healthier Pet

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital in Cohasset, MA, we understand that your pets are cherished family members. We believe in providing exceptional pet neutering services that prioritize your pet’s well-being and offer numerous benefits.

The Importance of Pet Neuter

Pet neutering surgery is a crucial responsibility for any caring pet owner. It involves a surgical procedure to sterilize your pet, preventing them from reproducing. Here’s why it’s important:

Benefits for Your Pet:

  • Improved Health: Neutering lowers the risk of certain health issues, including infections, tumors, and testicular cancer. It also reduces aggressive behavior and territorial marking in males.
  • Positive Behavior Changes: Neutering can significantly reduce roaming, aggression, and urine marking. Your pet will become more sociable and easier to manage.
  • Longer, Healthier Life: Neutered pets tend to live longer, healthier lives. Avoiding unwanted pregnancies and reducing certain health risks allows more quality time with your furry companion.
  • Helping Combat Overpopulation: By choosing Crazy Paws for your pet’s neutering, you’re actively addressing the serious issue of pet overpopulation, ensuring a brighter future for animals in our community.

Why Choose Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital?

We understand that your pet’s well-being is your top priority. Our experienced and compassionate veterinary staff is dedicated to providing the best care possible. Here’s what sets us apart:

Unparalleled Compassion: We treat your pet as if they were our own, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free experience during their neutering procedure.

Expertise: Our skilled veterinarians have extensive experience performing pet neutering procedures, ensuring utmost safety and precision.

State-of-the-Art Facilities: Crazy Paws boasts modern, well-equipped facilities to ensure your pet’s neutering surgery goes smoothly and successfully.

Community Commitment: We are deeply rooted in Cohasset, MA, and take pride in serving our local community by offering affordable and accessible pet neutering services.

Choosing Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital for your pet’s neutering needs not only prioritizes their health but also contributes to the well-being of our community. Our compassionate and skilled team is here to provide the care your beloved pet deserves. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and give your furry friend the gift of a happier, healthier life.