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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog has bit her tongue in the past resulting in bleeding.

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My dog has bit her tongue in the past resulting in bleeding. She apparently did this again in her sleep and it has been at least a half hour and she is constantly licking her paw or blanket, but it seems to still be bleeding. I looked around her teeth and gum, but is seems to be her tongue. She keeps licking so it is hard to see. Can I get it or her to stop the bleeding?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Fern is 7 years of age, a beagle mix rescue dog.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Fern?
Customer: Nothing I can think of.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Fern, please? To answer you directlly, there would be nothing a caretaker could do at home to stop a bleeding tongue...which should stop bleeding within minutes in a normal dog. If bleeding persisted, a coagulapathy (blood clotting disorder) would be considered.