[Hazard] Kissing Your Dog or Cat
Here's a great article that I thought I would pass on...hope you find it interesting! –Kim Pet Kissing Hazards?... There has been much written of the hazards of having a pet lick you with their tongue. In one articel I read, a few "experts" talked about some serious diseases... then they made the assertion that these diseases can be avoided by staying away from wet kisses. Dr. X talked about ALL of the bacteria in dog's mouths – but in fact we humans have an even greater quantity of disease causing bacteria... huh?... perhaps, people should stop kissing? Dr. Y talked about two diseases that can cause diarrhea – Campylobacter and Salmonella. But here is what the Center for Disease Controls says about contracting Campylobacter: How do people get infected with this germ? Campylobacteriosis usually occurs in single, sporadic cases, but it can also occur in outbreaks, when a number of people become ill at one time. Most cases of campylobacteriosis are associated with eating raw or undercooked poultry meat or from cross-contamination of other foods by these items. Infants may get the infection by contact with poultry packages in shopping carts. Outbreaks of Campylobacter are usually associated with unpasteurized milk or contaminated water. As you can see... NOT from dogs and cats. But what about Salmonella? Here is what is on the CDC website: How do people catch Salmonella? Salmonella live in the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals, including birds. Salmonella ar...
Kissing Your Dog or Cat