Affectionate dog owners are at risk of catching a potentially deadly disease.
While the man’s best friend are great at cheering their owners up when they’re down, they may be responsible for threatening the life of their keeper.
An expert completely dismissed the myth that a dog’s mouth is much cleaner than a human’s.
Dog expert Marty Becker said: “All you have to do is look, watch, smell and you’ll realise that is not true.
“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.”
The friendly animals who love to lick faces can and do carry a long list of bacteria which can severely impact human health.
John Oxford, professor of virology and bacteriology at the Queen Mary University in London, explained how the beautiful creatures get bacteria in the first place.
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