Do you let your pet kiss you on the mouth, cheek, or that's a big no no and why?
Does it depend on the pet? Maybe you'll give your horse a big kiss on the mouth (no drool factor) but not your dog, or maybe your bird but not your cat.
Never kiss your bird, especially a parakeet. It may get sick and die from your disgusting array of pathogens.
I refrain from letting any of our pets kiss me on the mouth, period. Basically I do this because I know where their mouths have been. The dogs eat the horse manure, the cat licks himself and I will certainly not put my head anywhere near the goats because one head butt from them and it would knock me silly.
My wife will kiss her horse but more above the nose area, not on the mouth.
Disease is transmitted via contact with secretions, but that depends on various factors, including virulence of the infecting organism, concentration of the organism in the body secretion, whether the organism can cause disease in humans as well as animals, whether the skin is intact, the immune status of the human, etc.
Besides the disease factor, it's a personal choice - do you want your dog "kissing" you on the lips after s/he has been scrounging around outdoors, sniffing another dog's excrement, a dead animal or cleaning him or herself?
I definitely discourage children from "kissing" dogs on the lips or face. This is a good way to get bitten.
In our home, we do not allow our dog, who is a 95 lb male doberman, to lick us anywhere on or near the face. This has been difficult to make our 6 yr old son remember. I constantly tell our son that you should never let a dog lick your face because: 1, they like to lick their butts; 2, they eat whatever they find outside; 3, male dogs like to pleasure themselves (which is a horrifying thing to see, let me tell you!). I ask our son, "Do you want to get parasites and end up in the hospital?" Obviously, we watch a lot of Animal Planet.
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