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I picked my 3 dogs up from kennel after a 2 week vacation.

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I picked my 3 dogs up from kennel after a 2 week vacation. Their barks are very raspy. Sound very horsed like they are losing there voice. What could this be? Could they just have barked so much it has made them horsed?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?

My dogs have a very raspy bark after I have picked them up from the kennel. They were vaccinated for kennel cough. They aren’t coughing at all just when they bark it sounds like they have lost there voice. What could this be?

Veterinarian's Assistant: Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?

I have 3 dogs zen, Sargent,and Bella

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

They have sleeped a lot since they have been home

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok, so what’s the problem with them?

Hello,

Yes, if they were excessively barking, it certainly would explain the raspy changes. I would confirm with the boarding facility if they were barking or not.

However, even in the absence of any coughing or hacking, we cannot rule-out a upper respiratory infection.

Also!

It is very important to note that the vaccination does NOT prevent a dog from getting a bordetella infection (kennel cough). They can still get kennel cough, but they won't get as sick.

I think of it similar to a flu vaccine for people. Even if we get the correct strain in the vaccine, you can still get the flu. You just won't get as sick.

So, you'll need to closely observe them for another 72 hours. If for any reason the symptom is persisting or they are getting worse, a vet visit will be a must.

Dr. Andy

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thank you so much. If they same worse in the next few days I will call my regular vet.

Sounds like a plan. At worse, if a upper respiratory infection, most vets will prescribe an antibiotic like doxycycline, which is excellent for the most common upper respiratory infections.

Good Luck!

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