Don’t Let Your Dog Kiss You or Lick You! Terrible Things Can Happen [Video]

You love your dog very much? It’s big, cute and wet tongue is lapping at your face.  You are so lucky right? But what if we told you there is something quite sinister about this?

Are dog “sweet” mouths actually cleaner than human mouths?

No. That’s not true.

 Marty Becker, dog expert, puts it really well when he says:

“All you have to do is watch, look, smell and you’ll realize that is not true.

 

John Oxford, professor of bacteriology and virology in London, at the Queen Mary University, further said how much bacteria the dog’s mouth and muzzle can carry.

“It is not just what they carry in saliva. Half their life dogs spend with their noses in nasty corners or hovering over dog droppings. Therefore their muzzles are full of viruses, bacteria and germs of all sorts.”

Those germs and viruses cause conditions that can be very damaging to our health.  One example is a woman who contracted an infection from her Italian greyhound’s saliva. She didn’t even realize anything was wrong until the moment when she was on the phone with a friend and began to notice her speech slurring.

By the time the ambulance arrived, she was slumped in her chair, her health degrading rapidly. She recovered with two weeks of intensive care and taking a lot of antibiotics.

Her blood tests and results showed infection due to capnocytophaga canimorsus bacteria. It is commonly found in the mouths of cats and dogs.

She’s not alone – throughout the UK there have been 13 similar cases .

Also dogs have ringworm infection.

Herpes circiné

It is one of the easiest diseases that can pass to you from your dog from smooching. If the ringworm fungus is around their mouth and you are kissing it, there you go! You have it as well

MRSA?

MRSA

One lick from your dog can cause MRSA infection in humans.

With very little effect on their own health, dogs can carry around this bacteria but when their owner comes into contact with it… It is really a bad time.

Staphylococcus Aureus

Staphylococcus Aureus

It is similar bacteria to MRSA that we can “find”in Fido’s mouth. It is bacteria which is not resistant to treatment.

Bacteria Capnocytophaga Canimorsus

Capnocytophaga Canimorsus

This one is actually really bad. How bad? Well doctors told this man that his dog caused this capnocytophaga canimorsus infection. How? Well simply by a dog licking his open wound.

His feet were even worse. Unfortunately, one had to be partially amputated.

Love your dog but avoid those kisses.

 

Source: DavidWolfe

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