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dazedtrucker 12-22-2012 02:40 AM

Nala can't bark. Why?
My new adult female can't seem to bark. She isn't much of a "barker" to start with. She growls when she plays... but when she tries to bark only a squeak comes out. It's crazy, she will be all excited, and it's like a total attempt to bark, rapid barking... but nothing comes out but a high pitched squeaking noise. She hurt herself once, and "wailed" pretty well, but it was more of a high pitched "Scream" noise, more of a squeaky scream... like she has no lower voice. :confused: She does growl in a lower voice...

wink-_-wink 12-22-2012 03:32 AM

something could have happened to her in her past as she is an adult now? I am pissing in the wind here but that would be my best guess. On a positive side be thankful, My boy doesn't shut up!

DharmasMom 12-22-2012 03:51 AM

Was she debarked by her previous owner?

Sunflowers 12-22-2012 09:07 AM

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:mad:Omg... They probably debarked her

msvette2u 12-22-2012 09:24 AM

3rd vote for debarking.
Where'd she come from?? If you adopted as a juvenile or adult she may be debarked.

Jax08 12-22-2012 09:37 AM

That does sound like she was debarked.

JakodaCD OA 12-22-2012 11:44 AM

I also agree it sounds like she was debarked:(

Narny 12-22-2012 11:48 AM

You would think that that would be considered need to know information during adoption or purchase :shocked:. Poor girl.

Magwart 12-22-2012 12:04 PM

Oh, that sucks. It's like there's a real-life Ursula-the-sea-witch who stole the singing voice of a GSD-princess, like in The Little Mermaid. :(

I wonder if the vocal cords of a debarked dog can be surgically reconnected?

msvette2u 12-22-2012 12:06 PM

Even if they could...why would you? I mean, it doesn't hurt the dog; it's also called "Bark softening".
Basically they cut a few holes in the vocal cords, one in each I think?
So trying to repair would make things worse, I think.

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