Changes in the voice of the pet when it meows or barks. Voice changes in pets are typically caused by some sort of health problem that results in a sore throat. As such, when dogs and cats experience voice changes, they may sound hoarse when they attempt to bark or meow. Just a few of the health problems that can lead to voice changes in dogs and cats include tonsillitis, strep throat, sinus infections, kennel cough, distemper and upper respiratory tract infections.
How to Recognize
If your dog's bark or cat's meow sounds different than usual, your pet has a voice change. Your pet will usually sound more hoarse than usual. Coughing, decreased appetite, and fever are common symptoms that accompany voice change.
Causes of Voice Changes
Voice changes are usually caused by a sore throat. Underlying conditions include tonsillitis, strep throat, sinus infections, kennel cough, distemper, a throat tumor, and upper respiratory tract infections.
Treatment for Voice Changes
Your pet's treatment will typically be antibiotics, although it depends on the underlying condition.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.