Why Has My Dog Got A Swollen Tongue?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I would take your dog to the vet, sharpish before this turns into something nasty.

There are several reasons that may be the cause of the swelling, but its best to get proper medical advice on this type of problem.

Your dog may have come into contact with a bee or wasp sting, which will disappear within a few days. They might have been chewing or licking something toxic or chemicals, which can have a reaction on the skin (much like a burn).

Another reason could be that your dog has a bacterial infection which has caused the swelling, which can be accompanied with foul-smelling breath and unusual behaviour.

Whichever the case may be do not hesitate to take your dog to get checked over properly.

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Jodi Something answered
It is more than likely an allergic reaction or maybe poison. Dehydration would not make the tongue and throat swell. With dehydration the tongue will be dry. You need to take your dog to the vet or animal ER right away because the swelling could obstruct the airway. This is very concerning and life threatening.
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Steve Romanelli answered
Go to the vet and have him/her checked out... Could be dehydration
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
They must have bite their tongue with their teeth. Or, worst, they could have a bacteria inflection by some bee sting or outside virus.

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