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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wound_licking

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 ...

www.akc.org/content/health/articles/is-dogs-mouth-cleaner-than-humans

Jul 20, 2017 ... Comparing a dog's mouth to a human's mouth is “like comparing apples and ... Historically, ancient cultures even believed that dog saliva had ...

www.petmd.com/dog/general-health/dog-saliva-5-fast-facts-you-should-know

Dog saliva is a way of life for pet parents who get covered in drool and slobbery kisses. ... “[Human saliva] has a PH of 6.5 to 7,” says Dr. Colin Harvey, emeritus ...

iheartdogs.com/ask-a-vet-is-a-dogs-mouth-really-cleaner-than-a-humans

Jul 7, 2016 ... Some people say that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's mouth is, ... that there may be some bacterial growth inhibition in dog saliva. ... the greater prevalence of Staph infections in wounds (46%) versus E. Coli (9-17%).

abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1213870

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, ...

mentalfloss.com/article/24124/man-vs-beast-dogs-mouth-really-cleaner-humans

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.

www.livescience.com/32342-is-a-dogs-mouth-cleaner-than-a-humans.html

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 ...

www.snopes.com/critters/wild/dogmouth.asp

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

www.dogster.com/lifestyle/are-dogs-mouths-cleaner-than-humans

Jun 22, 2016 ... Do you kiss your dog with that mouth? Should you? Let's explore some frankly bizarre folk wisdom about the dog tongues, saliva, and ...