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I have a two and a half year old female that is turning out to be a nice dog. About two months ago I was running her and after about an hour I couldn't hear her with the rest of the pack. Concerned that something had happened to her I quickly got to them. She was right there in the middle of the race but her voice seemed to be strained and was hard to hear. I rested her for about a week but it was still the same. Took her to my vet and he said it was from over barking and steroids would clear it up. First ten days of steroids there was no change. Increased the dose and all together she has been on steroids for a month with no change. Questions I have are is her vocal cords/throat permanently damaged? Is there any other treatment I can try? Should I consider breeding her? Any input Would be appreciated.
 

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Its like a singer whose vocal cords get ruptured, strained. I would rest her some more. Then try again. Where does she run in the pack? first, third, middle or last. Maybe she's straining to keep up and is constantly barking and by the time she catches up the pack is gone again, she never has time to be quiet and rest her voice. JMO
 

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Its like a singer whose vocal cords get ruptured, strained. I would rest her some more. Then try again. Where does she run in the pack? first, third, middle or last. Maybe she's straining to keep up and is constantly barking and by the time she catches up the pack is gone again, she never has time to be quiet and rest her voice. JMO
She runs close to the front never in the back end, She's not at all what I would call "mouthy" running or in the kennel. Only ran her one time since I started her on steroids a month ago.
 

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I had a young dog do the same thing recently. She was fine took her out one day and she wasn’t opening or so I thought when the rabbit crossed she was up front just barely squeaking. She had a very good chop mouth up until that point I put her up for a week or so thinking she was sick her mouth came back some but would come and go for a month or so. I sold her to a buddy and two weeks or so went by and he said her mouth was back and he didn’t have any more problems so far. I ran with her some last weekend and running wasn’t the best with all the snow but when they had it going she sounded great. Hopefully you have the same outcome. Good luck
 

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I went through the same thing back in January. She looks great and hunts hard but her voice is nothing but a high pitch squeak now. It was hit or miss for a while but at this point I've come to realize it's not coming back. I have know idea what happened. I hope you have better luck than I did!
 
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