It has been proven that the saliva of dogs contains proteins which assist in cleansing and healing its own wounds. But when it comes to a human being the saliva contains “Some organisms unique to dogs that we were simply not meant to tolerate or combat.”

Although a dog licking himself can heal them but if your dogs lick your face then you may face some of a very severe health risk like Ringworm infection, Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria, etc.


Here are  5 nasty ailments you could catch from your four-legged furry friend that you’ll want to know about before deciding whether they should lick you or not.

1. Capnocytophaga Canimorsus

These harmful bacteria are found in a dog’s mouth and can cause dog bites to become infected. However, even a lick or kiss can be dangerous. An elderly English woman became deathly ill because of it after her dog licked her.

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