Careful with letting Dogs lick your face! May 28, 2019 22:47:13 GMT -5
Post by Radrook Admin on May 28, 2019 22:47:13 GMT -5
Careful with Dogs licking your face!
Having a dog lick one's face feels good because we as humans interpret it as a sign of affection. In fact, that is one reason why dogs are so popular. Unfortunately, there is a health-risk involved. You see, contrary to popular opinion, either a cat or dog can carry infection-causing bacteria its saliva.
This isn't surprising since dogs have the habit of sniffing one another's buts, rummaging all over the place sniffing garbage or whatever catches its interest, as well as licking its own gonads. The same cat that is licking your face, might be the same cat that moments before had been licking a dead rat. So it should be obvious that the snouts of such animals are not particularly sanitary.
Evidence? Well, look at what the articles below say about it and then decide if indeed having your pet lick your face is worth the risk
MAN HAS 4 LIMBS AMPUTATED AFTER DOG LICK LEADS TO SEVERE INFECTION, REPORT SAYS
Greg Manteufel from Wisconsin contracted a dangerous blood infection after he was licked by a dog, possibly his own. What he originally thought was the flu, turned out to be a serious bacterial infection that forced his doctors to amputate his legs.Dawn Manteufel said that within one week, her husband’s legs were gone, followed by more surgeries to remove portions of his hands, and then half of both forearms.
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“Furthermore, all areas of Greg’s body and tissue was affected by the bacteria and the sepsis, the [doctors] say his nose will need extensive repairs, which means he will need plastic surgery to rebuild a new healthy nose,” a post on the family’s GoFundMe page said. “Greg is going to need several more surgeries, lots of time and his family by his side to get [through] this life-changing event.”
As I said, anyone willing to risk it is OK by me, as long as I am not involved. No, I am not claiming it is common. But it does happen. The problem is, that unlike most humans, pets are far are less careful of what they put into their mouths. The video and articles below explain it in detail.
The deadly reason why you shouldn’t let dogs lick your face
Dog Lick Kills Grandmother as Infection Sets in
How your Beloved Dog can give you a killer disease