Murphy

My Boston Terrier's tongue hangs out to the right side all the time. Why?

Murphy is 7 months old. His tongue seems too long for his mouth and only goes out on the right side. Has anyone else experienced this or anything like it? Will he out grow it? Thanks!


Asked by Murphy on Jun 29th 2009 Tagged bostonterrier, tongue in Other Health & Wellness
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Guest

I don't think its a bad thing. I meet this very friendly little pug yesterday at the dog park and his tongue was hanging out a little too but that didn't stop him from demanding to be petted.


Member 810660 answered on 6/29/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Bella

There is a Boxer/Poodle mix in our obedience class, and his tongue does the same thing. It could just be an odd feature that makes your pup unique.


Bella answered on 6/29/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Baxter

ummm, I have never seen that.
It should come out and curl up on the end.
Maybe he is mixed with something else.
What does your vet think , maybe a vet can see if he has some abnormalities?
Does he have a pic we can look at?


Baxter answered on 6/29/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

The usual problem which can cause a dog to let his tongue hang out is that the bite is off (either too short underjaw or too long underjaw or occasionally the bottom jaw is to the left or the right of the top jaw). Because the teeth do not meet correctly the dog is unable to keep his tongue from falling out of his mouth. These bite problems are hereditary and your Boston should be neutered to prevent his offspring from having the same bite problem.


Member 641257 answered on 7/1/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Miss Priss

Hello - Did his teeth grow in correctly on the right side of his mouth?
Otherwise, it may be just a habit that he likes.
Talk to your vet next time - have them look at the development of his teeth.

Marie
Boston Terrier Experts
www.allexperts.com


Miss Priss answered on 7/2/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


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