Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

This question has been circulating for centuries due to the lack of common sense that many dog owners (or should I say dog lovers) possess. I am proud to announce that after some research, I can confidently say the answer is no–a dog’s mouth is NOT cleaner than a human’s.

Marty Becker, author of “Chicken Soup for the Dog Owner’s Soul,” offers his opinion: “They raid the garbage can. You know, we give each other a peck on the cheek when we say hello, they give each other a peck on the rear end. All you got to do is look, watch, smell and you’ll realize that that is not true.”

You can catch rabies from a dog by sharing saliva, but you probably aren’t going to die by letting your dog lick you. Just keep in mind that a dog’s tongue is it’s wash cloth and it’s toilet paper…

Read more on this issue here and here.

Lead your dog!