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Dogs With Abnormally Long Tongues

Health risks for dogs with extremely long tongues...

On this week's New Bondi Vet, we meet Millie, a gorgeous Pug with an abnormally long tongue.

Although Millie's condition looks unique, the issue she has is quite common.

The challenge for dogs with squishy faces such as Pugs is the difficulty of being able to fit everything inside their mouths. This is because their faces are already quite flat.

Dogs do not have the ability to sweat, so affectively the only way they are able to cool themselves down is to pant.

Just like Millie, a problem that may persist in dogs with this issue is having an extremely dry tongue. This may lead to cracking and swelling.

Also as the tongue dries out, it becomes heavier which may also result in the tongue becoming longer. If this is left untreated, it may cause great discomfort for the animal.

If you are worried your pet has any extreme abnormalities, do not hesitate to bring them in for a veterinary examination.

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