Most pet owners love to get showered by doggy kisses, but have you ever wondered how sanitary these kisses are?
"A dog's mouth contains a lot of bacteria," confirms Dr. Gary "Ask the Vet" Clemons. "Remember, a dog's tongue is not only his wash cloth but also his toilet paper."
One time my daughter received a shower of doggy kisses from a stranger's pet. One of those licks went straight across her eye and within minutes gave us the scare of our lives. Her eye started to swell up, to a point that the white of the eye bulged over the pupil. Her eye was the size of an egg! A frantic rush to the doctor and treatment with Benedryl got her eye back to normal again. This episode convinced me that although a dog's tongue might have some antiseptic qualities to it, it still is nowhere as clean as it should be.
The face is off-limits, but I still love to receive those little tokens of affections on my hand, which can be washed after the love fest with some good germ-killing soap!
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