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Features September 2019 Issue

The Dog Won’t Stop Barking,  But Is Removing His Vocal Chords the Way to Go?

Even though the barking is annoying, itís better than removing his vocal chords.

The Dog Won’t Stop Barking, But Is Removing His Vocal Chords the Way to Go?

Solutions to excess barking that stop short of a risky operation.

Up to 7 percent of dogs are brought to veterinary behaviorists because of too much barking, but that number may underestimate the prevalence of the problem, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. In one survey, almost 13 percent of owners identified too much barking as a concern.

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