Should You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face?

Experts caution that you should be cautious about dogs’ favorite habit. Getting nose to nose with your dog and allowing the dog to lap at your mouth and nose may not be harmless as we’ve thought.

Key takeaways:

  • Dog’s saliva on the healthy human skin will most likely not cause any problems.
  •    The animal’s mouth is host to enormous amounts of bacteria, viruses, and yeast. These can be easily absorbed through mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Dogs can transmit roundworms, hookworms, and other zoonotic diseases. There is the risk of a bite to the face if the dog feels stressed.

“Most people do not pick up on a dog’s subtle body language that shows fear, stress or aggression,” she wrote. “Putting your face into a dog’s face and kissing it could lead to a bite on the face if you are not careful.”

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