Opera News

Opera News App

Can You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face?

Wildlifestation
By Wildlifestation | self meida writer
Published 9 months ago - 2 views

Dogs use their tongue to show affection towards people, and also to obtain information. For example, to find out what mood their owner is in. Although, there are some pets who naturally use their tongue more often, many people want to know is if it’s OK to let their dog lick them on the face.

Certain considerations regarding the consequences fort letting your dog lick you on the face.

Experts don’t entirely agree about this topic as to whether it’s dangerous or harmless to let your dog’s tongue touch your face.

One thing for sure is that dogs are unaware of it being a problem. Dogs show their love towards us through anyway possible. One way is by licking your face.

So, after reading this article, you’ll have to decide what to do about your dog showing hisaffection through this action. 

Dogs show their affection in special ways. One of them is by licking us. But, is it okay to allow your dog to lick you on the face? There are many different points of views. Read all about it here in this article.

A little contact with germs isn’t bad at all

On the one hand, there are people who think this is a big mistake regarding the fierce fight against germs. On the other hand, dogs might be here to help us – – by many ways – – with their tongues.

According to experts, a little dirt does no harm. To support this argument, babies who grow up with dogs are less likely to get sick. They also have a lower risk of developing allergies later on in life.

Your dog can pick up many bacteria or microorganisms from going on walks and exploring. A child’s exposure to these germs strengthens their immune system.

Bacteria in dog saliva

On the other hand there are those who unroll a list of risks that we expose ourselves to if you let your dog kiss your face.

Think for a moment about where your dog has been poking around. Maybe you don’t want to know what else he uses his tongue for. But anyways, what does their saliva contain naturally?

Although the majority of infectious diseases in animals can’t be transmitted to humans, there are some zoonoses. The following are the bacteria found in dog saliva and feces that can make you sick:

Salmonella

Clostridium

E. coli

Campylobacter

Pasteurella multocida

Everything in moderation

Other people are kinda iffy on this subject.  They believe a dog could infect others by just licking them, but it’s easily avoidable. Simply practice good hygiene.

For example, if you wash your hands or face properly, it’s very unlikely that your dog is going to cause a bacterial infection.

However, people with weakened immune systems should take special precautions. In particular, people who have recently received chemotherapy, or have HIV.

Furthermore, if you take good care of our pet, it’s difficult for them to spread diseases. Also, this risk is even less if you live in an urban environment.

Therefore it’s important to:

Regularly take your dog to the vet.

Deworm him according to professional advice.

Stick to the vaccination schedule.

No matter what, it’s your decision if you like your dog showing his affection by licking you on the face. But you’ll have to figure this out with your four-legged non-human family member.

Content created and supplied by: Wildlifestation (via Opera News )

Tags:      

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Do You Have A Lump in Your Armpit? Here is What it is and Possible Reasons For It

20 minutes ago

19 🔥

Do You Have A Lump in Your Armpit? Here is What it is and Possible Reasons For It

Claim These Morning Prayers For Tuesday 13th Of April, 2021

1 hours ago

25 🔥

Claim These Morning Prayers For Tuesday 13th Of April, 2021

After Ada Jesus Was Admitted In Anambra, See The Amount Of Money An Igbo Businessman Gave Her

2 hours ago

764 🔥

After Ada Jesus Was Admitted In Anambra, See The Amount Of Money An Igbo Businessman Gave Her

Checkout What An Igbo Philanthropist Just Donated To Ada Jesus For Her Treatment.

3 hours ago

180 🔥

Checkout What An Igbo Philanthropist Just Donated To Ada Jesus For Her Treatment.

Drinking Water While Eating Can Be Very Dangerous to Your Body, Read What It Does

3 hours ago

32 🔥

Drinking Water While Eating Can Be Very Dangerous to Your Body, Read What It Does

Throwback Photo Of Idi Amin Test Riding a bicycle ambulance for patients

3 hours ago

61 🔥

Throwback Photo Of Idi Amin Test Riding a bicycle ambulance for patients

The COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year After

3 hours ago

1 🔥

The COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year After

Despite Being The Queen Of England, She Called The Late Prince Philip Her 'Strength' In Her Tribute.

3 hours ago

12 🔥

Despite Being The Queen Of England, She Called The Late Prince Philip Her 'Strength' In Her Tribute.

I Arranged For Ada Jesus To Travel For Treatment, But Her Family Refused – Iwuala Nnamdi Paulcy

3 hours ago

163 🔥

I Arranged For Ada Jesus To Travel For Treatment, But Her Family Refused – Iwuala Nnamdi Paulcy

Adaeze Ikpeama Is Not The Only One, See 3 Other Pregnant Women Who Were Killed By Their Husbands

4 hours ago

186 🔥

Adaeze Ikpeama Is Not The Only One, See 3 Other Pregnant Women Who Were Killed By Their Husbands

COMMENTS