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Q. After boarding, which includes daily playtime, my lab mix is so hoarse he has no voice for a week. How concerned should I be? How can I help him?

A. There are possibly two reasons for your dog's hoarseness: 1) he has been barking excessively.....time and rest should resolve that
2) he picked up kennel cough.... again time would resolve that unless he gets a secondary infection. So if he starts coughing and the cough gets very bad, take him to a vet for an exam and medications.
3) He has laryngitis: If the hoarseness does not vanish within 10 days, take him to your vet for an exam.
There is no home remedy, I am afraid.

Answered By
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM

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