Is a dog's mouth cleaner than a human's?  Can a pet's saliva miraculously cure human cuts and scrapes?

The answer to both of these questions is - NO! 

A new survey indicates that 60% of us currently allow our dogs to lick our faces and believe that a dogs mouth is cleaner than a humans.  While 40% of us also think that our pets are supposed to have stinky breath.

According to this survey by Greenies, a company that makes dental chews for dogs, letting your dog lick our face is a really bad idea. That old saying that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's mouth is in reality - a myth.

Your dog samples everything by licking it.  Your dog can be witnessed licking the ground AND even his own genitals.

No at dog's mouth ISN'T clean!  If you then let your dog lick your face, they can transfer bacteria that could potentially make you sick.

The American Veterinary Dental college states - there is lots of misinformation out there regarding our pet's oral health.  A healthy mouth is essential to the overall wellbeing of your pets. For proper pet oral health, veterinarians advise daily brushing or giving Veterinary Oral Health Council approved dental treats, and at least annual oral exams by a veterinarian with professional cleanings as recommended.

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