We’ve all gotten licks of love from our dogs. However, would you let your dog kiss you on the mouth?
Urban legend has it that dog’s mouths are very clean.
“That’s not true,” said Nova Southeastern University Microbiologist Dr. Julie Torruellas-Garcia.
Saliva samples from dogs in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach were sent to the lab to be tested. Based on the cultures that grew in the lab from the samples, Dr. Torruellas-Garcia said you may want to think twice before you and your dog exchange saliva.
In swabs taken from dogs in the West Palm Beach area, the testing found evidence of Nyceria, bacteria linked to STD’s, pneumonia and plaque.
“I don’t think it’s a great idea to french kiss a dog, but having a normal lick on the face is no more dangerous than a kiss from your spouse,”
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I love our puppy of course, but swapping spit?
I really don't want any part of that food chain.