Change in Voice

A difference in the tone of voice of the dog or cat, while barking or meowing. If your pet has been in an environment where it barked or meowed excessively (such as a kennel), it is common that the tone of voice may change for a few days. If, however, the tone of voice does not go back to normal after a week, it is advised to consult a veterinarian.

Change in Voice

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.


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.


Your pet\'s treatment will typically be antibiotics, although it depends on the underlying condition.

Change in Voice Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

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