Message about Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC)
As of early November, we've been closely monitoring the emergence of an atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC), currently under investigation by the Department of Agriculture and various veterinary agencies across the U.S.
No cases of this or any other respiratory illness have been detected at our facility. Our stringent adherence to vaccine verification before providing services and sanitation practices are aimed at safeguarding all the dogs under our care.
According to the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, symptoms of this disease include a chronic mild to moderate cough lasting at least six to eight weeks, along with chronic or acute pneumonia that can quickly worsen, often resulting in poor outcomes within 24 to 36 hours. These cases typically show minimal or no response to antibiotics.
Symptoms to monitor for include coughing, sneezing, nasal and/or eye discharge, and lethargy.
We are in contact with our partner veterinarians and the announcements by the authorities for daily updates on the situation.
For the safety of all and for your peace of mind, we are actively monitoring all dogs for any of the mentioned symptoms and taking thorough precautions to ensure our facility is exceptionally sanitized. Additionally, we're committed to keeping pet parents informed with daily updates about the well-being of our pups.
Should any suspicion arise, we have a protocol in place to promptly contain and limit exposure while seeking immediate veterinary care.
Our partner vets for reference:
VCA Knowles Central Animal Hospital - 1000 NW 27 Ave, Miami, FL 33125 / Open 24 Hours
Pet Lovers Animal Clinic - 4140 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 33126 Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Sunday: Closed
For further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Contact your vet if you notice any of these symptoms in your dog.