Lots of people would agree that is cute when the big, wet and slobbery tongue of their dog is trying to lick their face. But often not healthy or savory. We have more bad news: there is something much more sinister about it a kiss from your dearest pet.
Even though your dog is genuinely trying to display the utmost affection to you, on its tongue there is a vast array of bacteria that may be harmful to your health.
And if you are asking if the dog mouths are cleaner than the human mouths, we will answer that question. No! It’s a total myth.
Marty Becker is an author of ‘Chicken Soup for the Dog Owner’s Soul, and there he explains that quite well. Namely, 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.”
In addition to this, professor of virology and bacteriology at the Queen Mary University of London, John Oxford, expanded this explanation about how much bacteria the dog’s muzzle and mouth can carry.
He says: “It is not just what is carried in saliva. Dogs spend half their life with their noses in nasty corners or hovering over dog droppings, so their muzzles are full of bacteria, viruses, and germs of all sorts.”
It is important that people realize these viruses and bacteria can cause a lot of medical conditions that are hazardous to human health. One woman from U.K., unfortunately, learned that the hard way.