See What Will Happen To You If Your Dog Licks You

Physinews Daily Health Reports: You might think it’s cute – that big, wet
and slobbery tongue reaching out from
your canine’s jaw and affectionately
lapping at your face. But what if I told
you there was something very bad about
Are dog mouths really cleaner than human
All you have to do is look, watch, smell and
you’ll realize that is not true.

Dogs spend half their life with their noses in
dirty corners or hovering over dog
droppings so their muzzles are full of
bacteria, viruses and germs of all sorts.

Those viruses and germs can cause
conditions that can be damaging to human
health, as one U.K. woman learned the hard

She got an infection from her Italian
greyhound’s saliva. She didn’t even realize
anything was wrong until she was on the
phone with a relative 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 plenty of antibiotics.

Blood tests showed the infection was due to
bacteria, which is generally found in the
mouths of dogs and cats
She’s not alone – there have been 13 similar
cases throughout the UK.

That’s not the only disease dogs can pass
onto you through dog kisses
There are also ringworm infections

A ringworm infection is one of the easiest
diseases for your dog to pass onto you from
smooching. If the ringworm bacteria is
around their mouth and you engage in
kissing, bam. Ringworm for you too.
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus

MRSA infection in humans, which produce
lesions like the ugly one above, can be
caused by as little as one lick from your

Dogs can carry around this bacteria with
very little effect on their own health but
when an owner comes into contact with it…

Yeah, it’s a bad time.

Capnocytophaga Canimorsus

This one’s really bad.

This man was told by his doctor that his
Capnocytophaga Canimorsus infection was
caused by a dog licking his open wound.

His feet were even worse. One had to be
partially amputated.

Are you going to get a disease from your
dog that leaves you with one foot and
disfigured hands? Probably not.

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