New Research Says You Should Think Twice About Kissing Your Dog

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Molly’s kisses might come with a price according to new research.

photo courtesy John, Green Mountain Falls

Most dog owners love trading kisses with their furry pals, but new research suggests that these smooches may have consequences for both dog and owner. A recent study from The Archive of Oral Biology discovered that such kisses lead to trading harmful mouth bacteria:


With that innocent little peck, master and pet can exchange harmful mouth bacteria, and that can result in gum disease and tooth decay, for both.

So, what do you think? Are you going to forego the kisses, or will you take the (small) risk?

Click here for the full story. And check out the second comment at the bottom for one dog lover’s reaction.

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