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My dogs bark is very raspy and im sure its because of him

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My dogs bark is very raspy and im sure its because of him barking a lot these past few days (he was at a pet hotel). but how do i treat it?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
with the tincture of time. Overuse as might occur with excessive barking (or our rooting at a sporting event) will cause self-limiting inflammation of the vocal cords. Theoretically a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug such as aspirin dosed at 10 mg/lb with food twice daily might hasten remission but it really isn't necessary. A respiratory infection such as infectious tracheobronchitis should also be a consideration in any boarded dog. Thankfully, this infection is expected to remiss unaided as well - usually within 1-3 weeks. In dogs in which symptoms worsen, however, a vet might prescribe either doxycycline or amoxicillin/clavulanate - antibiotics of choice when addressing the Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria found with infectious tracheobronchitis.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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