If your dog’s tongue sticks out constantly, you can rest easy, as he is most likely not in any pain. Pet owners should keep an eye on their pup’s tongue and mouth, as there is a greater chance that your dog’s tongue could get dried out, according to Ahlgrim.
“Keep an eye out for any cracking, bleeding, swelling or unusual appearances — especially in colder weather,” Ahlgrim says. “These are signs that your dog needs to be examined by a vet.”
To ensure your dog’s comfort, make sure she always has access to plenty of water, keeping her tongue hydrated.
“Also, pay attention to the color of your dog’s gums,” Ahlgrim adds. “A dog’s gums should be a pale pink in color. If your dog’s gums start to turn bright pink, gray or any other shade, it’s time to take him to the vet.”
Otherwise, pet parents can feel free to enjoy all the licks with that lovely wet tongue!