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Hi, Sometimes my dogs tongue turns a blueish color as ...

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Hi, Sometimes my dogs tongue turns a blueish color as if it isn't getting enough blood. She does have a saliva sack on the right side of her jaw. Right now the tongue is normal color. But I would like to know if I need to do anything when it does turn blue? Is she in any danger? How normal is this? She is 11 yrs old. A Maltese and a few pounds over weight, which we are working on. Thanks! Barbara
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Joni replied 10 years ago.
Hi Barbara, When the tongue turns blue (purplish) it i snot because of a lack of blood- it is because of a lack of oxygen. Therefore this can be a very serious problem. When was the last time she had a good check up? How long has this been going on? She may have developed a heart condition of some sort causing this so it really needs to be checked out soon.
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