You’ve heard the sayings:
“A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s.”
“Dog saliva heals wounds”
Well these do have some truth, but dogs and humans have different kinds of bacteria in their mouths and some are the same.  Dogs have about 600 different bacteria in their mouths while we humans have around 615.   When it comes to disease, it is less risky to get kissed by your dog than a human when it comes to transferring illness.  The only exception is, a dog that eats a raw diet can transmit salmonella to their human if it is present.  If you want to know everything there is to know about licking, and dog saliva, take a look at this article and don’t skimp on the brushing.  Cripes now I want to go brush my teeth and theirs.

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