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 Spay

Pet spaying is a safe surgical procedure to sterilize pets, preventing unwanted litters and promoting their long-term health and well-being.

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Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital:
Your Pet’s Spay Specialists in Cohasset, MA

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we’re not just about routine pet spaying. We’re pet parents ourselves, and we understand the deep bond you share with your furry family members. That’s why we’re committed to providing exceptional spaying services that not only enhance your pet’s well-being but also give you peace of mind.

Why Choose Crazy Paws for Pet Spay in Cohasset, MA?

When it comes to pet spaying, we go the extra mile. Here’s why our services are a step above the rest:

  • Compassionate Care: Our team of experienced veterinarians and caring staff treat each pet with the love and respect they deserve. We understand that every pet is unique, and we tailor our approach to their specific needs.
  • Advanced Techniques: We use state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure the safest and most effective spaying procedures. Your pet’s well-being is our top priority, and our cutting-edge methods reflect that commitment.

Benefits of Pet Spaying for Your Beloved Companion

Choosing to spay your pet brings a range of health and behavioral benefits:

  • Preventing Unwanted Litters: Spaying not only helps control the pet population but also reduces the risk of certain reproductive health issues.
  • Reducing Behavioral Problems: Spaying can help curb certain behavioral issues, making your pet more manageable and enjoyable to be around.
  • Decreasing the Risk of Disease: Spayed pets are less likely to develop uterine infections and have a significantly lower risk of certain cancers, such as mammary and ovarian cancer.

A Commitment to Cohasset’s Pet Community:

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital is more than just a clinic; we’re an integral part of the lively pet-loving community in Cohasset. We take pride in contributing to the well-being of pets in the community. When you choose us for pet spaying services, you’re selecting a local partner dedicated to the happiness and health of your four-legged friends.

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of your pet’s health. Our specialized pet spaying services are designed to provide not only the benefits listed above but also peace of mind, knowing your pet is in excellent care.

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital is the name you can trust for pet spaying in Cohasset, MA. Please schedule an appointment with us today to secure your canine companion’s happier, healthier future.