Why do people kiss dogs/cats in the mouth?
Ok, I watching my little cousin coo and kiss her poodle. I was quite repulsed to say the least. I have heard people say how clean the pet's mouth is, but my stomach turns none the less. Cats and dogs eat just about anything you give them. I am surprised they don't have a dog form of meningitis. How do you justify puckering up for a smooch session with your pup or kitty? Yuke!
oh I agree with you 100%!
Google people kissing their pets and your stomach will turn that was the most presentable picture, thank goodness I'm not the only one!
sorry, but I'm not gonna Google it right now anyway- I just ate lunch!!! lol
Well I don't do it but medically speaking a dogs mouth is much cleaner than yours, their saliva has anti bacterial properties so it's not generally unhealthy unless they just ate.
and if the cat has just used the litterbox... bleagh!!!!
Glad to know you haven't taken that chance as well. Good point, have you ever even as a kid? lol. Thanks for your input, I'll still pass. @ Starmom LOL!
Haha, many dogs don't give you a choice in the matter. I work at an animal shelter, and I've received more than my share of unwanted dog kisses, even though I try hard to avoid them. I think a lot of dog owners just give up and let it happen. As far as cats, I do kiss my cat, but only on the top of his head. I don't kiss him on the mouth... I've seen where he puts that tongue!
(Oh, and for the record, most cats don't eat everything you give them like dogs do. Cats tend to be finicky).
HIT AND RUNS, OH NO! TRUE, BUT MY SISTERS CATS WILL LITERALLY EAT ANYTHING (FELLOW KITTENS ARE NOT OFF LIMITS, UNLESS THEY BITE BACK!) MY SISTER JUST LOVES HER CATS AND KITTENS!
A friend of mine used to let her dog lap tea out of her own cup and then take a drink herself! I couldn't bear to watch! I loved my dog but I was never tempted to share saliva with him.
Haha, my cat and the cats I work with are finicky. Whenever we have to change brands at the shelter (most of our food is donated), a good portion of the cats will look at it, and then look up as if to say, "what the heck is this?"
About the tea: Ew!
Wow Jen, i think cats are more like humans than we think. Maz, didn't think i could faint twice, just did. brings new meaning to sweet tea.
I will let my dog lick my face, But not my lips. I mean he's my best friend.
LOL. ACCORDING TO ONE HUBBER YOUR FACE WILL BE FILLED WITH ANTIBACTERIAL SALIVIA! NEED TO WASH YOUR HANDS JUST RUB YOUR FACE, LOL. JUST A LIL JOKE.
I don't know, but it's disgusting! They lick each other's butts. Come on.
A dog's mouth is much cleaner than your own. I let my dog lick me. I'd much rather my dog lick me than my cat.
I probably shouldn't admit this, but I had a dog who was like my daughter. We were just that close, and we played a game every now and then where I'd try to catch her tongue... yes with my mouth. I got pretty good at it too.
I don't think it's anymore gross than kissing a human. Considering a human's mouth carries much more bacteria, french kissing can be much more deadly. At least a dog can't transmit cytomegalovirus (a herpes virus) to you with its tongue.
i think i fainted just now after too. i will revive myself no dogs/cats necessary. lost for words.
Your right about that Daughter. They generally are cleaner. The human mouth is one of the worst for bacteria etc. Even a snakes mouth area is by some 10s of degrees cleaner.
I got a kick out of your answer. I don´t kiss my dog but she can lick my face whenever she wants as it makes her feel better, like when I get home and she wants to greet me. I can always wash and the alternative is to deny her that greeting. No way!
@ mark i suggest a high-five instead, lol. @al, since I despise snakes that sounds even worse, lol. Thanks for your answers though.
@brittvan22 Sorry! lol I didn't mean to make you faint... well ok maybe
@Alastar, Thank You!! I'd kiss a snake too, as long as it wasn't poisonous lol
@DrMark, I wholeheartedly agree! My current pup loves to lick! I think it helps with her anxiety
I tried to find out whether it was in fact true that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. I know they have bacteriophages in their mouths (bacteria that eat other bacteria) but considering what they put their noses and tongues into, they probably need those. But do they have fewer bacteria in their mouths than humans? I found an answer on Snopes. To me the final words of the article were most relevant: "Keep in mind that a dog's tongue is both its wash cloth and its toilet paper."
If you'd like to read the whole article, here's the link
and it's funny when those same people won't even drink after their spouse!
I let my dogs lick my face. I pucker my lips, though, because my Malinois, Missy, will try and french me. I believe it shows great affection from the dogs, and from you
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