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Hi this is Dr. Dani and I'll be happy to help with Mika. Can you tell me how long she has had a change in her bark? is there any cough? is she still active and eating normally? Any other information you can give me would be great, and then I'll be able to make some recommendations.
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That's great that she is acting normal! Does she have contact with other dogs? When I hear of a bark or voice change in dogs, I think of viral infections such as kennel cough that can come from other dogs. In addition, small growths on the vocal chords such as benign polyps or other growths can cause voice change. If she goes to day care, dog parks, or out with a dog walking group then a virus is certainly possible. Please let me know if any of these apply.
If she sounds like she is trying to clear her throat, then kennel cough is still a possibility. Does she go to a groomer? Does she meet dogs on a walk?
I recommend you encourage her to drink (offer chicken broth or pedialyte with water) and offer soft foods in case her throat is sore. If you take her to your vet when they are open they can examine her and possibly take an x-ray to determine what the cause is, or possibly recommend further testing.
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