Trouble in paradise. Einstein is going to the vet today…
The problem started about 2-3 weeks ago. We all know that Einstein is a vocal dog. A VERY vocal dog. He is forever barking out orders – “get my food; I’m hungry; speed it up; Where’s my biscuit?; Is that someone visiting up at the neighbors’ house?; I heard the dog down the street; get me some water…”. That’s just SOME of his commentary. In a 3 minute time span.
Anyway, about 2-3 weeks ago, he went to bark out a command – and his voice squeaked. Just a bit. And then his bark sounded just like normal. My human noticed it. She didn’t think much of it, and it seemed to disappear. But then it started again. And now it’s pretty obvious. Whenever he starts barking, it is squeaky. And then it returns to normal. Mind you, if he is barking AT something – like a noise hears outside, it is completely normal.
Well in typical obsessive fashion, my human turned to her internet veterinary degree. Bad idea. Really bad idea. The problem could be caused by anything from an upper respiratory infection to something much more serious – like a tumor. Now keep in mind – he is NOT coughing, he has NO trouble eating, his energy is fine, his gums look fine …but he IS squeaky.
So off he goes to the vet tonight.
Please keep your fingers and paws crossed that it is nothing serious….
We’ll keep you posted.
Have a good one. Peace and paws up.
Seizure free days: 110