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Wound licking

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Wound licking is an instinctive response in humans and many other animals to lick an injury. Dogs, cats, small rodents and primates all lick wounds. Saliva ...

Man vs. Beast: Is a Dog's Mouth Really Cleaner Than a Human's ...

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Jan 10, 2014 ... Comparing a dog's mouth with a human's mouth is sort of like comparing apples and oranges—really filthy apples and really filthy oranges.

Is a Dog's Mouth Cleaner Than a Human's? - Live Science

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Dec 7, 2012 ... Here's the myth that makes dogs sound like a dental miracle: Despite all the leftover macaroni, rubber bands and dead squirrels they chew, our ...

Whose Mouth Is Cleaner, Dogs or Humans? - Huffington Post

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Mar 7, 2011 ... Have you ever been told, "A dog's mouth is nine times cleaner than a human's"? It's a common statement or wives' tale that gets thrown around ...

FACT or FICTION: Is a dog's mouth cleaner than a human's?

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Aug 10, 2015 ... Regarding the cleanliness of dog's mouths probably originated from the thought that most diseases are species specific.

A Dog's Mouth is Not Cleaner Than a Human's Mouth

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Nov 21, 2011 ... Today I found out dog mouths are not cleaner than human mouths. ... innate very strong anti-bacterial agent in their saliva, this myth just wasn't going to be true. ... per square centimeter in a dog's mouth vs. a human's mouth.

Are Dogs' Tongues Really Cleaner Than Humans'?

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So I decided to do a test to see how dirty dogs' tongues really are. ... of pH, Salinity, and Water Temperature on Palaemonetes pugio · Tiny Allies · Hamadryas Baboons, Papio hamadryas: Captive vs. .... The control was the human saliva.

Dog saliva has healing powers: Fact or myth? | HellaWella

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Apr 27, 2014 ... The belief that human wounds can heal faster when licked by dogs dates ... Dog saliva contains three things that scientists have theorized are ...

Pet Saliva: Health Hazard or Health Benefit? | petMD

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Jan 2, 2014 ... Theoretically, humans can be infected by these bacteria by coming in contact with the saliva from a cat or dogs lick. The Center for Disease ...

Is a Dog's Mouth Cleaner Than a Human's? - Urban Legends

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Aug 26, 2015 ... I believe that dogs and humans have similar enzymes for breaking ... you will about the relative cleanliness of the canine mouth vs. the human, ...

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Myth: Dogs Have Cleaner Mouths Than Humans - ABC News

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Oct 14, 2005 ... But is it really safe to kiss a dog, considering where they often put their mouths? " Their saliva is much cleaner and if you have a cut or anything, ...

Intelligence For Your Life :: How Dirty Is a Dog's Mouth? - John Tesh

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... to the pet-info website Paw Nation, it's not because dog saliva is like antiseptic. ... That's because humans and dogs have different bacteria in their mouths and ...

Dog Mouth vs. Human Mouth : snopes.com

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Jun 2, 2010 ... Human saliva does contain some antibacterial compounds, so it's possible dog saliva does too. However, licking wounds (whether you're ...