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Do you have a pet? Does your child like to play with his puppy? Does it amuse him when he licks his face? Dogs lick as a sign of affection, however, research and medical reports advise avoiding it.
If you are one of those who believe that there is nothing wrong with your pet's saliva because it has healing properties, we advise you to continue reading and find out what your pet's saliva can contain that can cause great harm to your children.
When a child grows up with his pet, he learns values such as commitment, responsibility, perseverance or cooperation. But not only that, you also find your pet a great playmate. The relationship between the child and his pet can be very special, so much so that the dog returns that affection with licks.
This image that can be funny, adorable and cute is not without risks and you should avoid it at home. And it is that, Dog saliva can be full of viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
Dogs, no matter how closely you watch their food, can lick feces, garbage and other debris found in the street carelessly. All that crap carries parasites and bacteria such as E. coli or salmonella that, when transmitted to the child it can cause serious health problems: diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite ... If the pet's gums also have an infection, it can also cause gingivitis in the child.
It is true that dogs lick their wounds because their saliva has healing properties, but not for humans, only for themselves. The health recommendation is clear, it is preferable avoid mouth-to-mouth contact between the pet and its owners.
There are still a thousand other things your child can do with his dog: run in the park, snuggle with him while watching TV, teach him games, stroke his tummy, take care of him, love him ...
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