This is the story that YOU wanted to hear us talk about! It received 54 percent of the vote in our Radioactive poll!
Dog lovers call them by an array of names: “Kisses,” “smooches,” “licks.”
But just how clean is Fido’s mouth when he jumps up to greet you after a long day at work?
According to clickorlando.com, while a dog’s mouth is full of bacteria, it’s not that unhealthy to let them lick your face.
“The reality is there are enzymes in the dog’s mouth that serve as antibacterial. They actually deter the growth and the infection,” said [Dr. Blanca Cortes].
Cortes said the presence of bacteria shouldn’t come as a shock, as dogs are always licking everything.
She also said that only someone whose immune system was compromised could really run the risk of getting sick for the dog saliva, such as someone who’d just had an organ transplant.
And in case you were wondering, veterinarians said comparing dog mouths to human mouths is like comparing apples and oranges.
- Arizona congresswoman hopes Trump meeting start of bipartisan work
- Former Arizona AG wants Arpaio to be forced to work with immigrant groups
- Teenage witness says deadly Arizona flash flood was heartbreaking to watch
- Ducey is ‘very concerned’ with how GOP health bill could affect Arizona
- Five months into office, Penzone says problems with politics still persist in MCSO