View Full Version : Weird Bark Post Neuter?

29th February 2008, 09:26 AM
hi folks, I've a strange one to put out there to all...I finally picked up the courage to have Max neutered on Wednesday morning (only 2 1/2 years late) and he seems fine, a little bit swollen and red but wound looks well and for the most part he's leaving it well enough alone.

But I wondered if anyone else has experienced this side effect...you see Max is a barker, barks at everything only now, when he barks or tries to bark it turns into a screech/howl - like he's in tremendous pain.

Yet he seems fine in other ways, he's up and down off the bed and sofa, he's peeing and pooping fine, he's trotting around as I speak with the obligatory sock in his mouth, it's early days I know, and his stitches won't be removed for another week.

I'm wondering if because he gets a bit excited when he barks that perhaps he's hurting himself a little bit? Is that possible?
I'd hate him to lose his 'bark' - Is that possible?

Has anyone else had experience of this.....???

many thanks

29th February 2008, 09:34 AM
He might have a sore throat were they put the tube down

29th February 2008, 09:39 AM
he probably has a sore throat from the breathing tube used during surgery, he'll be back to his usual barky self in no time

29th February 2008, 09:46 AM
Yes thats what is probably is- the tube thing. Barney was a little hoarse after his surgery too !

1st March 2008, 01:01 AM
Agree on the breathing tube.
Digby has a sensitive throat and has at times had his bark alterred from things, at one time I tried to feed him a chicken neck when he was a puppy and he decided he would try and swallow it whole to my dismay so I gently pulled the neck from his throat as he was starting to gag after this he lost his bark for about two weeks it sounded really squeeky when he tried to bark poor thing must have had a little damage done :(
No more chicken necks or bones for this little tyke Oh and he has absoloutely no problem barking now :eek: and rather likes the sound of his own voice.

Cathy Moon
1st March 2008, 05:05 PM
Little Max has been on my mind - how does his bark sound now? Is he back to normal?

1st March 2008, 07:52 PM
Little Max has been on my mind - how does his bark sound now? Is he back to normal?

Hi Cathy, yep, I think all the posts were correct, he probably had a sore throat, hadn't thought of that. He's barking again and does still sound like he has a bit of a sore throat, his bark is more growly and deep! (if that makes sense). But not the horrible squeal like before.:paw:

1st March 2008, 09:26 PM
Glad to hear that Max is OK.
(Sorry about derailing your thread with my last post.)

2nd March 2008, 03:45 AM
Glad to hear he is ok now. That must have given you a fright. It would me!

Cathy Moon
2nd March 2008, 12:52 PM
So glad to hear he's back to normal! :flwr: