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Can Cats Get Laryngitis?

Dr. Eric Barchas  |  Aug 25th 2010

do cats get larangitis

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Yes. Cats and dogs both can suffer from irritation of the throat that is similar to human laryngitis. Laryngitis can cause an animal’s voice to change, become hoarse, or vanish altogether. Eating and swallowing can be difficult or painful.

Bacterial and viral infections can cause laryngitis. Over-use of the vocal cords also may cause the syndrome.

Most cases of laryngitis resolve without treatment. However, I recommend that any animal with symptoms of laryngitis bee seen by a vet. More serious problems such as foreign objects in the throat, masses in the throat, or laryngeal paralysis (in dogs) can cause similar symptoms.