8 Surprising Facts About Your Dog’s Tongue

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Not only do they use their language to eat, drink and lick your face with it, but it is one of the most important organs which carries out multiple functions. 

“The tongue is an essential part of the mouth in a dog,” says Dr. Alexander Reiter, professor of dentistry and oral surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. “The tongue is a muscle,” says Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, a staff doctor at Animal Medical Center in New York City. “Like all muscles, it’s controlled by nerves. And in the case of the tongue, the nerves come straight off the brain to control the tongue.” 

So, here are some surprising facts about your dog’s tongue that will amaze you. Read on for more info! 

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