How good is “kissing” your puppy?
Maybe you have ever heard that “dogs’ mouths are cleaner than yours”, well, this is a myth, just think about the things they eat, lick and their cleaning habits.
However, these bacteria and germs are not usually a great threat to people, so such displays of affection can be considered safe.
Still, experts suggest taking into account what went over your furry one’s face before he runs his tongue over yours.
WHERE HE STUCK HIS NOSE
You might think it will be cleaner than her mouth but that’s not always the case. Just think, if your dog was out of the house maybe he got his nose in someone else’s poop (or his own), in the garbage, in another dog’s butt or in some dead animal 😵.
OR IF YOU HAVE AN INFECTION
Just like humans, puppies can get infections in their mouths, eyes or ears, which they are likely to scratch and end up in their paws (to avoid this, you can use Clean Pawer® 😉 ) and when they lick them, in their mouth… and subsequently on your face.
AND TAKE YOUR HEALTH INTO ACCOUNT
If you have a weak immune system due to illness, treatment or poor diet, it is best to avoid receiving kisses from your pet.
The same goes for pregnant women, the elderly or people with open wounds on the face (yes, including teenagers with pimples).
Just like babies, whose defense system is not yet fully developed.
See here some of the diseases that puppies can transmit to humans
SOURCES: “Do You Kiss Your Dog?” WebMD | “Is It OK to Kiss Your Dog?” VetStreet.