Fess Up Animal Lovers: Do You Kiss Your Dog?Danielle Sullivan
As loving dog owners, I think it’s safe to say that the majority of us kiss our beloved pooches from time to time. Or maybe even daily (or is that just me?).
I admit it would be a difficult thing to not kiss my dog. When I come home, Django affectionately greets me by going crazy, runs to me shaking her backside back and forth while her tail is going a mile a minute. She obviously shows me that she missed me this much’ and is so blatantly ecstatic that I am home, how can I pass up a hug and kiss? Django isn’t much of a kisser herself but she sure loves getting them.
Some dog owners have real lickers though, who practically give their face a bath with their puppy kisses. And I’m sure they love their canine affection even amidst all the reports that say that kissing your dog or allowing it to lick your face can cause infectious diseases, and even dental issues.
Sometimes, even veterinarians who openly admit that kissing your dog is not the best health choice you can make, confess that they will never stop kissing their own. At my vet office, both the doctors and techs have kissed my dog from time to time. It’s a natural response among animal lovers.
Do you kiss your dog? Would you ever stop out of fear that you might contract a disease?
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