Dog Licks Your Face

Dogs are known to be the best friends of humans. Faithful and very cuddly. But some habits and signs of affection from them can be dangerous to their masters, especially if they neglect hygiene and veterinary control of their pets.
After being absent all day from home, you miss your dog that comes running while hearing your footsteps approaching in the hallway. To express its joy seeing you, the dog lick your face. This affectionate gesture from your dog can be very dangerous for you ...
Why you must avoid letting dogs lick your face?
The eggs of intestinal worms
The mouth and especially your dog's tongue is an environment for the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria. In fact, dogs are known to cram their mouths everywhere, even in the trash, in other animals in their stools and behind, where are the remains of their feces and eggs of their intestinal worms.
Licking your hands or face, they transfer you all pathogens they themselves have accumulated, putting your life in danger.
Besides, there are many cases where dogs have contaminated their masters, as the American child who contracted tuberculosis of his dog. Fortunately, the child, under the age of 10 years, was able to fully recover from the disease, while the dog was euthanized.
Pathogenic bacteria present in saliva
In addition, dog saliva contains a bacterium called Porphyromonas gingivalis, which is responsible for periodontal disease in dogs. This infectious disease affects nearly 80% of pets and has a very detrimental effect on their health and that of their masters. When these bacteria enter the oral cavity of the animal, they attack the tissues of the gingiva and jaw bone and destroys them. 
Then, the waste from this destruction will be released into the bloodstream, potentially damage internal organs and cause heart and liver disease in animals.
When man comes into contact with the saliva of the dog, it is contaminated with bacteria that find refuge in the fibroblasts of the gums to protect the effect of antibiotics. And even a proper oral hygiene can not get to eliminate them.
They trigger a mechanism that enhances the proliferation of other bacteria in the mouth and any causes an imbalance of the immune system and a systemic inflammation of the body. Several studies have shown the correlation between this generalized inflammation caused by periodontal disease and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, and type 2 diabetes.
Resistant bacteria
Moreover, successive antibiotic-treatment of dogs contribute to the development of resistant bacteria which, when transmitted to humans, causing inflammation and disease can not be cured by traditional antibiotics, which jeopardizes the life of the infected person. Moreover, research by Professor Nigel French's Massey University (New Zealand) is underway, to better highlight the dangers of such a procedure.
Having a pet also has its share of benefits. It has also been scientifically proven as to children, pet strengthens the immune system and allows them to develop their defenses against various infections and allergies. 
However, it is crucial to pay close attention to personal hygiene, especially oral, and avoid as much as possible to let your dog lick your face or any other body part. When this happen, it is very important to wash carefully to minimize the risk of contamination.

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