Pet is unable to or has a difficulty in barking or meowing. Hoarseness in cats or dogs can be caused because of excessive barking or meowing. Another cause can be an infection or trauma to the throat. In case of a medical condition, it is advised to consult a veterinarian.
How to Recognize
If your dog\'s bark or cat\'s meow sounds hoarse, it may be a sign they are sick. Coughing, decreased appetite, and fever are common symptoms that accompany hoarseness.
Hoarseness is usually caused by trauma or a sore throat. Underlying conditions include tonsillitis, strep throat, sinus infections, kennel cough, distemper, a throat tumor, and upper respiratory tract infections.
While hoarseness can simply be caused by too much barking or meowing, it is always best to consult a veterinarian.
Your pet\'s treatment will typically be antibiotics, although it depends on the underlying condition.