Skip to content

Announcements

The Pet Health Community and Pet Health Center are NOT substitutes for a vet visit. Contact a vet in an emergency! | Dog Conditions A-Z | Dog Symptoms A-Z | Cat Conditions A-Z | Cat Symptoms A-Z

Remember Your Beloved Pet
Includes Expert Content
Can a Dog's "voice" change?
avatar
delight203 posted:
My dog seems to have a deeper bark lately. Can a dog's voice change? The only other way I can think to describe it is that it sounds like when a human has a cold/gunky stuff in their chest, that is how it sounds when she barks. Maybe she just has a bit of a cold....if that is even possible in dogs. She seems to be fine otherwise. Eating/drinking/potty breaks/energy level, all seem to be normal. She is a 60lbs lab/shepherd mix. Just wondering what others might think regarding this.

Thanks!
Beth
Reply
 
avatar
AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Hi Delight203,

Has your dog been barking alot lately? Changes in the throat particularly and sometimes the airways could change the tone. No coughing? Swallowing difficultly? I would think most problems would make the bark harsher rather than deeper, however it could be a sign of something abnormal. At your next physical exam, mention the change to your veterinarian so they can take a close look at these areas. For peace of mind, particularly if you notice more changes, do make an apppointment with your veterinarian. Subtle changes such as the tone of bark could be significant.

Dr, Sandy


Featuring Experts from AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP, is one of the few board-certified feline specialists in the nation, having practiced medicine for more than 25 years. Weigner...More

Helpful Tips

Helping Hospice Patients Keep Their PetsExpert
Pets are an extremely important part of our lives. And this is especially true when we are at the end of our days. What could be more ... More
Was this Helpful?
34 of 46 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Learn more about the AVMA

WebMD Special Sections