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 Stenotic Airways

Stenotic airways in pets are the narrowed respiratory passages, causing breathing difficulties. This is common in brachycephalic breeds and requires veterinary evaluation and care.


Welcome to Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital:
Where Every Breath Matters

At Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we understand that pets are more than just animals; they are cherished friends who bring us immense joy. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that every pet in Cohasset, MA, enjoys clear and unhindered breathing through our specialized treatment for pet stenotic airways.

Why Choose Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital for Pet Stenotic
Airways in Cohasset, MA?

When it comes to treating pet stenotic airways, we stand out for several reasons:

  • Unparalleled Expertise: Our team of skilled veterinarians has extensive experience treating pet stenotic airways, making us the go-to destination for pet owners in Cohasset and beyond.
  • Comprehensive Care: We offer a complete range of services for stenotic airway treatment, including diagnostics, surgical intervention, and post-operative care, providing a seamless experience for you and your pet.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: We understand that each pet is unique. Our treatment plans are personalized to meet your pet’s individual needs, ensuring the best possible outcome.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our advanced facilities are equipped with cutting-edge equipment, allowing us to deliver top-notch treatment and ensure your pet can breathe freely once more.

Why Pet Stenotic Airways Treatment Matters

Stenotic airways in pets can be a silent struggle, often unnoticed until it’s too late. It’s not just about noisy breathing or discomfort; it’s about your pet’s quality of life. By choosing Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, you’re choosing to:

  • Extend Their Lifespan: Improved airflow can lead to a longer, healthier life for your furry friend.
  • Boost Energy Levels: Clear airways mean more energy for playtime, walks, and cuddles.
  • Enhance Comfort: Say goodbye to the discomfort caused by labored breathing, snoring, or wheezing.
  • Prevent Complications: Untreated stenotic airways can lead to more severe issues down the road. Early intervention can save you and your pet from unnecessary stress and expense.

Cohasset’s Trusted Partner for Pet Stenotic Airways Care

Our dedication to excellence goes beyond standard veterinary care. We are committed to providing compassionate care that is both effective and long-lasting. When you choose Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital, you’re choosing a partner in your pet’s well-being.

Don’t let your canine companion struggle to breathe. Let us help your pet find the joy of a whole, deep breath at Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital in Cohasset, MA. Contact us today to set an appointment and start your pet on the path to a happier, healthier life.