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 Pediatric Care

Compassionate and specialized healthcare for your furry family members, ensuring their well-being and happiness from infancy through adulthood.

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Compassionate Pet Pediatric Care at Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital in Cohasset, MA

We understand that your furry family member is more than just a pet – they’re an essential part of your life, offering boundless love and endless joy. Our mission is simple yet profound: to provide exceptional pet pediatric care, ensuring your four-legged friend enjoys a healthy and happy life from their first steps to their golden years.

Why Choose Crazy Paws for Pet Pediatric Care?

Expertise that Matters: At Crazy Paws, we’re not just veterinarians but pet parents, too. We understand the unique challenges and joys of pet ownership. Our team is dedicated to staying at the forefront of veterinary practice to ensure your pet receives the best possible care.

Personalized, Compassionate Care: We recognize that each pet is an individual with distinct needs and personalities. Our doctors take the time to get to know your pet, tailoring their care to ensure they receive the treatments and advice that suit them best.

Specialized in Pediatric Care: Our practice is centered around pet pediatric care. We specialize in providing comprehensive care for your young companions, from initial vaccinations to critical early developmental milestones.

Benefits of Pet Pediatric Care at Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital

1. Early Detection and Prevention

  • Regular pediatric check-ups allow us to catch potential health issues before they become major concerns.
  • Vaccinations and preventive treatments protect your pet from common diseases.

2. Personalized Nutrition Guidance

  • We provide guidance on nutrition tailored to your pet’s age, breed, and size, ensuring they receive the best start in life.
  • A healthy diet can lead to optimal growth and development.

3. Behavioral Support

  • Our experts offer advice on training, socialization, and behavior to help your pet grow into a well-adjusted adult.
  • Addressing behavioral concerns early can prevent future issues.

4. Lifelong Health and Wellness

  • By investing in pet pediatric care, you set the stage for a lifetime of health and happiness for your beloved companion.
  • Regular check-ups and preventive measures promote longevity and quality of life.

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we believe exceptional pet pediatric care is the foundation for a strong and loving bond between you and your pet. We are proud to serve the Cohasset, MA, community and are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to ensure your pet thrives.

Join us at Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital in Cohasset, MA, and let’s embark on a journey of health and happiness for your beloved furry family member. Schedule an appointment today and give your pet the gift of exceptional pet pediatric care.

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