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Laryngitis: symptoms of dog laryngitis


Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx in dogs. The disease is characterized by relatively clear symptoms. These signs indicate that your beloved four-legged friend has laryngitis. The veterinarian carefully probes the larynx of the small fur line. Get well soon, little one! Shutterstock / Vladislav Maximov

Laryngitis can occur acutely or in a chronic form - that is, recurring problems - for the dog. Both forms bring complaints equally. Most often, laryngitis can be treated well in dogs and the challenge is more to classify the signs of it correctly.

Laryngitis in dogs: typical symptoms

General malaise can be a first sign of laryngitis in your fur nose. This disease usually goes hand in hand with refusal of food due to possible discomfort when swallowing. Your four-legged friend will also become weak and listless after a long time without food, then it is high time to go to the veterinarian. A very clear warning sign is the loud, mostly productive cough, which is favored by the cold air in winter. It is particularly noticeable if this occurs repeatedly in spurts, so your dog gets real coughing fits. This can go so far that your beloved four-legged friend must constantly choke and vomit.

Laryngitis is also indicated if a conspicuous white mucus emerges when vomiting. Also watch out for your dog's barking - it sounds hoarse or stays away. If bacteria or viruses are the culprits, inflammation of the larynx in the dog often manifests itself with a fever. In particularly severe cases, but usually with chronic laryngitis, shortness of breath can occur, so that quick action is necessary.

Another tip for diagnosing laryngitis

If you are unsure, feel your dog's larynx. If it is inflamed, it reacts sensitively to it and gagging or even vomiting occurs at the slightest touch. Some dogs are also prone to excessive grass eating in the disease. Watch your protege carefully on four paws.

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Causes of laryngitis in dogs

A common cause of dog laryngitis is previous irritation of the larynx. This can be due to very different influences. Usually bacterial or viral pathogens then take the opportunity to spread in the irritated larynx. These get there during food intake or by inhalation and trigger inflammation. Irritation can be caused by the following influences, among others:

  • ● Over-irritation of the vocal cords due to your dog's excessive barking
  • ● Pull on the leash or a collar that is too tight, which permanently pushes the larynx away
  • ● Cold winter air that the dog inhales
  • ● Dust particles, smoke and gases inhaled over a long period of time
  • ● Kennel cough or allergies are possible harbingers of laryngitis
  • ● An already damaged esophagus can also be the cause.