A. The tongue will heal by itself if the cut is small. Unfortunately you cannot put anything on it, as your dog will ingest it.
Keep the wound monitored for the next hours/days; if your dog is in discomfort and not eating fine and if you think the wound is getting swollen or you notice any further discharge from the wound, I would recommend to take him to your veterinarian for a check up and possibly some antibiotics.
A. it depends how badly the tongue has been cut, some of those cuts sometimes need surgical repair or at least pain killers. If she doesn't seem to be eating or drinking it must bother him a lot. If he is eating and drinking and seem pretty happy then it's probably not too bad.
DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.
IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.
Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD.
User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.
petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice.
Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.
Your account has been reactivated.