Is it healthy to kiss our dogs ?
When you have a pet, doesn't matter if it's a cat or dog or anyone else, we have a constant desire to cuddle and kiss them because they are so adorable. The question is, is it healthy to kiss them or not?
Most of us do it, especially when we come home from work, tired, and we just want to have some rest, and then our happy dog comes and starts licking. Who can resist that?
If you are asking owners, most of them will tell you that it is completely normal to kiss your dog and that he kisses you back.
There is even a theory that dogs or cats saliva is even healthier than ours. Well, it turns out it is just a myth. In dogs mouths you can find a lot of different bacteria, so there is a chance when he kisses you, that he will " give " you some bacteria.
Pasteurella is a bacteria which is located in the mouth of dogs and cats, and it is one of the most dangerous ones, and when people get infected with it, it can be very dangerous.
Infection that we get can easily spread, but the good news is it can be cured with antibiotics.
There is also a chance to get a parasite that leaves dogs body when he's in the toilet, and in case you kiss him, or he licks himself, and then you, he can easily give you the parasite.
What is important to mention, is that no one can guarantee you that you will get any kind of disease if you kiss your dog.