Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Re: Hearing and "voice"
Originally Posted By: middleofnowhereAt 13 or a bit more, Barker the Elder's hearing seems minimal. Over the last month I've noticed that her "voice" is changing, too. Is any of the change of voice attributable to her hearing loss? I forgot to ask the vet when she called about Barker the Younger.
I thought I'd ask here and see if anyone had any direct experience with this or if I need to be concerned about something else going on.
It's strange, I was going to post later today asking the same question. Honey was 13 in June and her voice is getting hoarse, almost like she has a bad case of laryngitis. She may have lost some hearing, but so far she's not what I would term hearing impaired. I can't recall when I first noticed the vocal change, it's been at least three months ago. Sadly, I keep forgetting to ask the vet about it.
The only other time this happened to one of the Hooligans was when Yukon was diagnosed with Polymyotsis. Thank goodness, besides the raspy voice, Honey doesn't seem to have any of the symptoms Yukon had.
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