Friday, January 08, 2010

Dog's Tongue Swells

A pet dog nearly died after suffering a freak accident that caused her tongue to swell to four times its normal size. Penny almost suffocated when her tongue ballooned as she tucked into her favourite treat of pig’s heart. Membrane from the pig’s aorta wound itself around the base of her tongue, cutting off the blood supply which caused it to swell to “monster” proportions. The lack of blood also meant that parts of the tongue died off and could have led to a fatal infection. Her situation worsened when she desperately tried to paw her tongue free, causing blood to gush from her mouth

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