Dark tongue

andreaproykova

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Bonny
Hi There,
I adopted a bulldog two months ago. She is around 10 years old. Her tongue was very pink.
But now her tongue is dark red and her tip is almost black. We went to the vets and they told me that It's because mostly of the time her tongue is out. Wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this.

I'd love some suggestions of what you think this could be.

I've attached a few photos.

Any help is appreciated.
Thank u
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Hi There,
I adopted a bulldog two months ago. She is around 10 years old. Her tongue was very pink.
But now her tongue is dark red and her tip is almost black. We went to the vets and they told me that It's because mostly of the time her tongue is out. Wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this.

I'd love some suggestions of what you think this could be.

I've attached a few photos.

Any help is appreciated.
Thank u
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welcome to EBN... thank you for rescuing her.

I have seen the dark red, dry tongue due to always being out... my first boy was like this. But, I’ve never seen the black.
[MENTION=15364]oscarmayer[/MENTION] [MENTION=8741]Manydogs[/MENTION]
 
[MENTION=19457]andreaproykova[/MENTION] Your dogs tongue is exposed to the air-either due to loss of teeth, or sometimes due to a bully's jaw configuration. Putting olive oil on her tongue each day once or more- would help the dryness-it is darker red,due to dryness. The black tip may have always been their(just her color) may have gotten some frostbite in her younger days. As long as the black doesn't start to spread,it is probably fine.
 
Hello! I know this question is almost 4 years old, but I was wondering if your dog's tongue stayed dark or if it was a temporary thing. Our bulldog is 8 and I just noticed this same thing today. Sorry to reply on such an old post.
 
Hello! I know this question is almost 4 years old, but I was wondering if your dog's tongue stayed dark or if it was a temporary thing. Our bulldog is 8 and I just noticed this same thing today. Sorry to reply on such an old post.
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Can you share photos of your dog’s tongue, @Grace4256 ? Is it just the tip like in the OP, or the whole thing?
 
@andreaproykova never returned after posting this…

Can you share photos of your dog’s tongue, @Grace4256 ? Is it just the tip like in the OP, or the whole thing?
Wow I was honestly not expecting a response at all, let alone one so fast! Had to wait for the old man to stick out his tongue (which is usually sticking out all the time)

Please ignore the grossness of the rug
 

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Wow I was honestly not expecting a response at all, let alone one so fast! Had to wait for the old man to stick out his tongue (which is usually sticking out all the time)

Please ignore the grossness of the rug
It looks similar to me. I think @oscarmayer and @Manydogs will offer some thoughts when they're around. Maybe try a drop of olive oil for the time being as Manydogs mentioned above.
 
looks chapped due to dryness. I like the olive oil idea. I've only had one boy that ever had his tongue turn dark from dryness. But the darkness on the tip would come and go. Perhaps put a dab of Vaseline on it if olive oil not readily available...Chapstick maybe.
 
Infrequent poster but long time reader! I want to express thanks to all who contribute to this site as it’s the first place I come when I’m curious, nervous, scared! Just this week the tip of my girl’s tongue has darkened just like this! She will be 4 in 8 days 🥳🥰 I suspected it was dryness as she always has the tip sticking out! It’s nice to have a trusting site to search for questions like this! Thanks to all! ❤️🐾
 

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