When you have pets, you consider them your family and that’s why there are people that see it as totally normal to kiss these animals. However, there are certain dangers that could arise from you giving your faithful friend a big hug and a kiss. It doesn’t matter if your cat never leaves the house or if you bathe your dog after each walk. The risk exists.
Why you should not kiss your pets
The mouths of dogs are not as clean as you think
What is true is that they lead a lifestyle that is quite unhygienic. They like to rummage in the garbage, licking the floor and even licking the ass of the other dog as a greeting. In fact, many dogs give off a foul odor of the mouth.
Bacteria are in the saliva of your pets
The dogs are dedicated to sticking their snout in the corners and sniffing the droppings of other dogs. For this reason, their mouths are always full of viruses, bacteria, and germs of all kinds.
What happens if these bacteria enter your body
If the germs which we spoke of before enter your body, could cause serious health problems, putting your health in danger.
Diseases that can be transmitted from your dogs
- MRSA Affects the skin and even a little scratch can cause it to be transmitted.
- Capnocytophaga canimorsus: This bacterium could cause serious problems if it accesses the body through an open wound.
- Ringworm: This is one of the most common diseases that you can get if you kiss your dog.
How to prevent these risks
Not kissing your pets or letting them lick your face. Wash your hands thoroughly after being in contact with them and vaccinate your pet against common diseases as soon as possible. Opt for antibacterial shampoos when washing and be careful that they do not eat anything off the street.
Do not feed them eggs, nor meat nor raw fish and be sure to disinfect their feeders. You should also make sure that no wild animal has contact with your pet.
Remember, if at any time you feel that your pet is not well or refuses to eat, don’t hesitate to go to the Vet. Could be a serious problem.