Can a dog's throat hurt?

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When the tonsils enlarge, they are usually quite painful.

Anyone who has had a "sore throat" can relate to this.

This often causes the dog to gag, as if something is stuck in the throat or to repeatedly attempt to swallow.

Some dogs lick their lips frequently.

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Your dog's incessant barking is more than just a nuisance.

Over time, it can actually cause damage to his voice box, or larynx.

Your vet must rule out other more serious causes of canine hoarseness, such as kennel cough or throat cancer.

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It is possible for your dog's throat to become sore after excessive barking.

After all, your dog uses his or her throat to produce the barking sounds.

However, it may be difficult to isolate a sore throat just from excessive barking.

If it starts to sound hoarse, your dog may have a sore throat.

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Although they do not get "strep throat," they may harbor the bacterium and serve as a source of infection for humans.

Therefore, it is suggested that dogs be treated with antibiotics when family members have strep throat, especially if recurring infections occur in the household.

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Streptococcus pyogenes, the cause of "strep throat" in humans, does not cause tonsillitis in dogs.

However, dogs can acquire a transient infection with this bacterium when they are in contact with a human with strep throat.

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The external ear includes the ear flap or pinna & the ear canal. The middle ear, inside the drum is enclosed within a bony chamber, the tympanic bulla. It connects with the throat via the Eustachian tube & connects to the inner ear by 2 small membranous windows.
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However, dogs can acquire a transient infection with this bacterium when they are in contact with a human with strep throat.

Although they do not get "strep throat," they may harbor the bacterium and serve as a source of infection for humans.

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Pharyngitis in dogs is an upper respiratory condition when the pharynx, otherwise known as the walls of your dog's throat, becomes swollen from either a viral or bacterial infection like distemper or gum disease, cancers of the mouth, injury to your dog's throat by a sharp object he was chewing on, or his tonsils.

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