advertisement
Question
Posted by: janine | 2007/06/25

dog licking sores

is it healthy for a dog to lick your sores?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Dear Janine
Although Jamie proved on Mythbusters that a human mouth is actually dirtier than a dog's, I would not recommend that you allow dogs to lick your sores! It can just introduce bacteria to the already infected area. Dogs lick all parts of their anatomy so I doubt if they have clean tongues!

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

4
Our users say:
Posted by: janine | 2007/06/26

its not my sores silly people its my children who's friends at school told them to do it and I am affraid they could have some kind of a desease now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply to janine
Posted by: gremmi | 2007/06/25

A dog has a hectic amount of bacteria and can cause a lot of problems should they get into your blood stream through an open cut! Just us savlon or dettol!

Reply to gremmi
Posted by: Whooz | 2007/06/25

A dog eats it's own shit!!! Do you really want all those germs... common sense???

Reply to Whooz
Posted by: g | 2007/06/25

Sis - why on earth would you want to do that .... poor dog!

Reply to g

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement