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Dog Saliva: 5 Fast Facts You Should Know

pet dog petcare pethealthAffection between humans and their pets is quite common. However, not many pet owners think about animal saliva and its impact their health.

Key takeaways:

  • Dog saliva is slightly alkaline pH 7.5 to 8 and prevents tooth cavities.
  • Dog saliva does not contain digestive enzymes and serves to make food get down to the stomach easily.
  • Dog saliva can transfer bacteria to human beings. Additionally, proteins in dog saliva may lead to allergies.

“Dog saliva does contain chemicals that are antibacterial and it’s very unlikely that saliva by itself would be a direct cause of infection,” says Harvey. “You often see dogs licking wounds and that is a cleansing action and an antibacterial action to promote the healing of a superficial wound.”

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