We all love dogs and play with them. Some of us even let them to lick their face. If you are one of those people, then we have a bad news for you. We don’t want to bring concerns, but it can be serious health risk.
Most of the people think that dog’s mouth is cleaner than human’s mouth. They are wrong, because dogs don’t brush their teeth like humans do. Also, the dogs eat junk food.
The experts confirm that licking of dog can provide a lot of harmful bacteria on us. It can cause tuberculosis. There is case in 2013 when a 10 years old child was infected with TB as a result of dog licks.
The dog saliva is Porfiromonas pathogen. This dangerous skin pathogen is commonly transmitted through dog licks and it can actually cause gum disease in dogs and gingivitis in humans. Also, dogs can give us a nasty infection if they lick our wounds.
We strongly recommend you to avoid dog licking. Dog pushes it’s nose everywhere and it can cause propagation of bacteria on which the dogs are immune, but the humans aren’t.
We’re not saying that you should get rid of your pet or that you should stop giving him the love and tenderness that he certainly as your best friend deserves. You should just try to keep his tongue in his mouth.