Black spot on tongue.
Age: 8-11 years
Hi, I have an 10 year old mutt, and she's never eaten dog food, for 10 years I've fed her people food and she's never gotten ill. Today while I was playing with her I noticed a black spot I've never seen before on her tongue, and I noticed one side of her tongue was swollen. I live hours away from a vet and am panicing! I'd pay you but I don't have much money and if there's something wrong chances are I'll have to pay a lot of money to get her better.. Please respond :(
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Dr. Marie replied:
While some dogs can get a black spot on their tongue that is just pigment and nothing to worry about, the spot would not be swollen.
I'm worried that this is either a tumor or a serious infection.
Your little one really should be seen by a vet right away!
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