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My dog has been whimpering a lot since we moved into a new

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My dog has been whimpering a lot since we moved into a new house. She went to the vet for an exam. The vet could only find an ear infection in one year. She is continuing to yelp a lot. It seems like her throat or her voice box hurt.
I don't know what to do to help her. We moved recently and there were people in and out of the house. She may have eaten some drywall. We told the vet and the vet checked her stomach and Bowles but found nothing of concern. It really seems like her throat hurts.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Can you tell me more about what she does that conveys her throat hurting?

Did your vet perform any x-rays on her neck or back?

How old is she?

What breed is she?

Is she on any medication at this time? If so, what?

Customer: replied 26 days ago.
Hi- she is otherwise healthy almost 5 years old she is not catching food in her mouth, she doesn't "speak" and when an intruder comes to the door she lets out a weird sounding yelp instead of a bark.
Customer: replied 26 days ago.
There were no X-rays
Customer: replied 26 days ago.
She is taking some ear medication
Customer: replied 26 days ago.
She acts really sad but then she perks right up for food. She isn't upset when you press her belly or her throat but she does yelp when she's swallowing food sometimes

And what breed is she?

Customer: replied 26 days ago.
A Boston terrier put

If this is not a sign of a sore throat, it may well be the symptom of tenderness in the neck. I would highly recommend contacting your vet when they are open again and asking for a few days of NSAIDs for her. If symptoms persist, x-rays are indicated and your vet may also want you to use a few days of pain medication for her and muscle relaxers. For the time being, I would discontinue using a collar for her and use only a harness and leash to minimize any pressure on the neck itself. At home, in a pinch, you can use aspirin if no other oral meds are being given (meds for the ear infection should not hinder its usage). You can find the dosing info here:

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Customer: replied 26 days ago.