14 Photos That Will Tell Why Your Dogs Poke Out Their Tongues

Everyone knows the fact that sometimes dogs stick out their tongues and their breathing becomes deep and frequent. We do not even pay attention to this feature of our four-legged friends, and do not think about why the dog sticks out its tongue.

#1 High ambient temperature


For many, even experienced breeders, it becomes a revelation that their pets do not sweat. This is due to the specific structure of the skin and thick hair, which covers the whole body.


Dogs only produce sweat on areas not covered with fur, such as the nose and paw pads, unlike humans who sweat almost everywhere.


If you notice that your dog began to breathe and stick out his tongue frequently, and there was summer heat around, then you should quickly give the dog a drink and cover it from the heat as soon as possible. Water will help to avoid dehydration of the body.


The main reason why the dog sticks out its tongue in the heat - it simply escapes from heat stroke.

#6 Stress for your pet

Ask your veterinarian how to recognize signs of heat stress.