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My dog I think hurt her throat , or tongue. We were playing

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My dog I think hurt her throat , or tongue. We were playing fetch with a stick and I heard her yelp. I brought her in the house but she seemed fine. Now she hasn't put her tongye out for at least 2 hours.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Camille-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 years ago.
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Sorry it has taken so long to answer your question. Most likely this stick has bruised an area in sweet Rio's throat that is causing swelling and pain. The best thing to do for Rio if this is still going on is to give her aspirin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs. This will reduce the inflammation that is causing her this discomfort. If she does not improve, your vet will have to examine Rio to be sure there is not a splinter or piece of the stick that may be lodged in this area.

Does that make sense to you?

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