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My dog has a raspy bark and won’t open or let me open their…

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Hi my dog has...

Hi my dog has a raspy bark and won’t open or let me open their jaw

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

They also won’t eat or drink

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is your dog's name and age?

Zeus 5 months

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Zeus?

He’s on an antibiotic

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 2 months ago
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 2 months ago

Hello,

I am sorry to hear about this concern.

A raspy bark would suggest more of a problem like a upper respiratory infection. However, if he will normally allow you to open his mouth and now he won't, that may suggest there could be a foreign body stuck as well.

Generally, if there is a lodged foreign body, a pet will either be choking, gagging, or if its stuck in the roof of the mouth, they often salivate a lot.

At Zeus' age, I would be very suspect of a respiratory infection, so this is well worth a veterinary examination. If still eating and drinking fine, I would doubt there is any particular reason why he is making it difficult to open his jaw.

Hope that information helps

Dr. Andy

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 2 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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