txsbbtc Posted August 1, 2016 Share Posted August 1, 2016 Does anyone have experienced with a debarked dog? (I posted this in the FB group also). Adopted hound number two on Saturday. Allie picked him out. His name is Davis. He is seven year old bounce. His previous adopters returned him after three years and they had him debarked. I am told it was so that they didn't have to listen to him whine, instead of dealing with his SA in other ways (like contacting the adoption group for help). He recently had revision surgery to remove scar tissue that was affecting his breathing. He has healed well. What I have noticed so far: His pant is very loud, full open mouth, and harsh. I was assured that even though it sounds bad, he is getting plenty of air. His bark is a mix of a cough and a grunt Haven't heard him growl yet, but he should be able to. I was advised to moisten his food slightly, just so it isn't completely dry Frosty Paws ice cream was recommended if his pants sound especially bad He cannot tolerate heat well He doesn't have a lot of stamina He is a sweet, soft, loving boy. Since he has lived in homes for years, he just came right in, found a bed and plopped down. He looks to Allie for cues if he isn't sure how to react to something. He is cat safe and has exchanged somewhat disinterested sniffs with my one dog-tolerant/curious cat (Mina). He and Allie are getting along great; they already walk together on leash amazingly well. If anyone has experience, tips, or things I should know about debarked dogs, I would appreciate all the info I can get. Quote AMF All for One "Allie" (1/15/2010 - 3/25/22) Color Print "Davis" (1/29/2009 - 2/24/19) Craigie Skynyrd "Zipper" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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