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 Radiology

Pet radiology involves advanced imaging techniques for accurately diagnosing and treating pets, ensuring their health and well-being.

pet xray

Leading the Way in Pet Radiography:
Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we know that pets are family. Our commitment is unwavering – we go the extra mile to ensure their health and happiness. As Cohasset’s foremost experts in pet radiography, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch care.

Why Pet Radiology Matters

Pet radiology, or veterinary radiography, is vital in modern veterinary care. It allows us to delve deeper, providing crucial insights into your pet’s health that may not be apparent through physical exams alone. 

  • Early Detection and Prevention: Our state-of-the-art radiological technology helps us catch health issues early, sometimes before symptoms appear. This early detection can be a game-changer for your pet’s health.
  • Accuracy in Diagnosis: Precision is key when it comes to your pet’s health. Pet radiography helps us pinpoint the location and nature of a condition, enabling more precise treatment planning.
  • Non-Invasive and Painless: Unlike some diagnostic procedures, pet radiology is non-invasive and painless—no need for anesthesia or invasive treatments, resulting in minimal stress for your pet.
  • Tailored Treatment: With insights from pet radiography, we can tailor treatment plans to your pet’s specific needs, increasing the chances of a speedy recovery.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing we’re doing everything possible for our pets is priceless. Pet radiology provides peace of mind, knowing we’re giving your pets the best care possible.

Experience the Crazy Paws Difference

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital’s dedication to your pet’s well-being knows no bounds. Here’s why you should choose us for your pet’s radiology needs:

  • Expertise: Our seasoned veterinarians specialize in pet radiology. They excel at interpreting images and providing accurate diagnoses.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We’ve invested in the latest radiology equipment, ensuring top-quality images and precise diagnoses.
  • Compassionate Care: We understand that vet visits can be stressful. Our team is committed to providing compassionate care, making each visit as comfortable as possible.
  • Convenient Location: Situated in the heart of Cohasset, MA, our clinic is easily accessible, ensuring your pet gets the care they need without hassle.

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we believe every pet deserves the best care. Our expertise in pet radiography mirrors our dedication to your pet’s health and happiness. Choose us for proactive, top-tier pet radiography before your pet faces any health issues. Your pet’s well-being is our priority, and we’re excited to be a part of their journey to a healthy, happy life.

Please call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.