raspy voice when barking/whining

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  1. gell914

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    hey guys frodo seems to whine/bark a lot lately so now he has this really raspy voice..well i'm wondering..did he get sore throat by too much barking? or is it bcuz of the food..i'm feeding him dry food and its winter now..maybe its too dry..but he has water..so i dont know..really..

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    if dogs bark continuously they can develop hoarsness like what humans can, it usually goes away within time and resting the voicebox, but you try telling the dog its gotta be quiet lol
     
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    Yes, CJ's voice got so bad from barking at Max, etc. We had to try to calm her down when she got excited. It took a bit, but her voice finally went back to normal.
     
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    If it seems to be bothering Frodo you can give him a little warm honey - just a half teaspoon or so since he's a littler guy. It will soothe his throat a bit. If his throat is hurting he'll be whining more, which exacerbates the problem. Trying to keep him calmer for a few days will help give it a rest. Notice I said "TRY!" :D
     
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    hey thanx guys i really appreciate the replies..i'll try to give fro some warm honey..is it mixed with water or just a spoon?

    oh and sometimes he bites me soi lock him in the bedroom and he just wont stop crying and whining...i'm not sure ..but i' m thinking of giving him a barking collar..especially when i go to school, he just cries in the house relaly loud until the whole neighborhood can hear it..

    is the barking collar harmful for puppies? :confused:
     
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    I've heard people say the barking collars actually made their dogs worse.

    Maybe it's time to change tactics on the barking inhibition since he's learned to associate being behind a closed door and away from you with punishement. He's thinking he's being punished now when you go away and close the door behind you. Sometimes we have to think up different ways to deal with behaviour modification.

    When he bites, try just ignoring him. Just refuse to acknowledge him until he stops. And when you leave for school, or anywhere for that matter, have a special toy - like the ubiquitious stuffed Kong or a puzzle ball - that he really likes all ready to give to him. Get him started playing with it, then just go on without making a big fuss. It would probably be a good idea to have at least three different toys that you alternate so that he doesn't associate one toy with being left behind.

    Anyone else have any ideas that might help?
     
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    Oh, forgot . . . you can give him the honey either way, but the less diluted it is the better it will ease his throat. You shouldn't have any problems getting him to eat it; they typically LOVE honey. If you have some raw honey it's even better - for both of you!
     
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    I find this post so funny...lol a dog having a hoarse voice from barking too much..lol must sound like a cranky old man every time he tries to "woof"...lol and giving the dog honey to try to make it better is hilarious to me....don't get me wrong I'd do it too but its just so funny and absolutely heart warming how much we really care for our dogs huh?

    lol ok I'm done.
     
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    Yeah, we're kind of funny that way, aren't we! LOL! And you're as bad as the rest of us - that's one of the reasons we've missed you while you've been off building a website!

    Now, why isn't that website line in your signature, hmmm? ;)
     
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    Gell -- what kind of dog is he? He's a puppy and biting you? Is it an aggressive bite? Is he an adult dog? Feel his lymphnodes in his throat and neck to see if they're enlarged. That causes pressure on his larnyx and vocal cords and could be a sign of sickness (I hope not!). My Eli's voice got very hoarse when he tried to bark -- he had lymphoma. I don't want to alarm you, but better of checking for it just in case...
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    lol I put it up (the link)...I just feel weird "advertising" myself...I guess I'm not used to the business world lol *rolls eyes*

    By the way :) I missed you guys too hehe..its so great to be wanted hehe
     

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