BELLA

Is it true that a dog`s mouth has less bacteria than a man`s mouth. And is dog`s saliva safe if enters a child`s mouth.


Asked by BELLA on Mar 13th 2014 Tagged dogsaliva, dogsmouthcleanerthanhumanmouth in Dogs and a Clean Home
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Pineapple Smushface

To answer your question, dogs sniff each other's butts and lick their private parts. A dog lick is fine on one's face, but your dog and kid should not be sucking face for it to be a real problem? Did something specific happen? ^_^


Pineapple Smushface answered on 3/13/14. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Libby

I mean, I would not encourage child and dog mouth action, but it's probably not going to kill anyone. Zoonotic diseases can be passed from dogs. I'm not sure if their mouths are cleaner, but all are pretty darn germy. That's why bite wounds, dog, human, or otherwise, almost universally result in infection.


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SNEAKERS

Our skin is a wonderful thing. Really protects us from many bad things. As long as the "licks" are on the skin, there's not much to worry about.

However, once you allow a contaminant, like a Dog's saliva to contact Membranous Tissue, then you "may" have a problem. Tissue inside our Noses, Eyes and Mouths are much more susceptible to many bacteria which Dogs are immune to.

So, if you just gotta have those kisses, close eyes tight, mouth too, and if it gets too tongy around your nose, turn a cheek to it.


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Guest

Dog saliva contains bacteria which can be passed on to humans. Make sure you carefully supervise your child while playing with your dog.


Member 1166037 answered on 3/15/14. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer