The Tongue Says A Lot

What can you tell by a dog’s tongue. Hint: a lot!  See how this fellow has redness around the outside of his tongue but the center is pale purple? This is typical of a dog with liver heat and maybe prednisone which can heat the liver but deplete the kidney/spleen. The purple color means stagnation in those organs. The pale color means depletion of those organs. The tongue knows all!

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  1. June 27, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Wow, I didn’t know you could tell this much from a dog just from its tongue. I will have to remember these so I can check my dogs. I want to make sure they are as healthy as can be.

    Alena | http://www.belmontavevet.com.au

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