Most people think it is cute to give their dog a big wet kiss on the lips, but what if I told you that it could literally kill you? That’s right.
No, I’m not saying your beloved dog is trying to harm you. Your little (or big) furry friend genuinely is trying to display affection with his dog lick.
Too bad the same can’t be said for all the bacteria on the dog’s tongue. Are dog mouths really cleaner than human mouths? No. That’s a total myth.
Author and dog expert Marty Becker puts it quite well when he says:
“All you have to do is look, watch, smell and you’ll realize that is not true.
They raid the garbage can. You know, we give each other a peck on the cheek when we say hello, they give each other a peck on the rear end.”
John Oxford, professor of virology and bacteriology at the Queen Mary University in London, expanded further on just how much bacteria your dog’s muzzle and mouth can carry. Continue…