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Dogs love to show affection - but their mouths are host to several potentially lethal strains of bacteria. Dogs also love to show us affection - and will sometimes give us a lick, whether or not we like it. But if you thought the worst part was a gust of dog breath to the face, then you'd be very wrong.
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A young girl is left home alone with only her dog to protect her. She decides to leave it unlocked and goes to bed. Her dog takes its customary place under her bed.
This has been weighing on my conscience for years and I hope you can help me resolve it. When I was a little kid, I was playing with my little puppy dog and somehow the dog ended up sniffing my crotch and I let him lick me there. It was an amazing experience for a 5-year-old—until Mom walked in and smacked the shit out of me for it.
You may think your dog is doing this out of love, but there are a number of reasons dogs lick their owners, other dogs and even themselves, according to the American Kennel Club. They like the way you taste. Dogs find something yummy about your sweaty, salty skin.
It seems harmless enough. It may feel like the ultimate display of affection, but when it comes to such kisses, experts caution: Beware of dogs. Some common zoonotic bacteria include clostridium, E.
Your dog may be part of your family, but the bacteria in its mouth are different from those in yours. As John Oxford, emeritus professor of virology and bacteriology at Queen Mary University London, recently told the Hippocratic Postdogs spend half their life with their noses in nasty corners or hovering over dog droppings, so their muzzles are full of bacteria, viruses and germs of all sorts. Mostly, despite these bugs being unknown to our immune systems, we avoid getting sick.
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