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Is It Safe To Smooch Your Pooch?

By Dr. Andrew Jones


In this video Dr Jones explores the supposed health risks of your pets licking you: the concerns about parasites and bacteria have not been shown to be true. Then Dr Jones shows you the positive benefits of pet saliva.

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Dr Andrew


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Topics: Cat Care, Dog Care | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Is It Safe To Smooch Your Pooch?”

  1. Avatar Alex Says:
    June 23rd, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I cannot imagine hugs without smooches and I hug my dog everyday. Her love is special and she shows her affection with a smooch or two. I like it… I think the song says “4 hugs a day that’s the minimum” All the best

  2. Dr. Andrew Jones Dr. Andrew Jones Says:
    June 23rd, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I concur with the song 🙂

  3. Avatar Bob Says:
    June 23rd, 2016 at 9:48 am

    You’re COOL and AWESOME… I have two Chihauhaus (Rockie Road and Indiana Jones, brothers from same litter) and a Rotweiller(Misha, 14 YEARS OLD) and not getting their love 20 times a day would be a bad day for all of us… When I sit on my recliner if both the Chi’s are not on my chest something is wrong… the Rot gets haugs whenever she wants..Our Pets are to love, hug, rub and maintain for life including kisses…
    Thank you for all your info…

  4. Avatar Maria Says:
    June 23rd, 2016 at 11:34 am

    My two cats like to lick my hand or my arm. The female ‘Amber’ is much more affectionate for licks than the male ‘buster malone’. They are georgeous and I love em, I think they know that and they reciprocate that love. I had another cat that lived till he was 19 years and he liked my toes and feet, a strange feeling!
    I love all animals full stop! Kind regards to you and thank you for all your lovely, informative posts. Maria

  5. Avatar Hildegard Glover Says:
    June 23rd, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Love the Internet Vet ! The voice of reason.!

    Thank you.


  6. Avatar Kaz Says:
    June 23rd, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Hi Dr Andrew,
    Couldn’t function properly without “pooch smooches”. My two dogs are with me 24/7. My brave protectors. I live alone. Nobody can access my property, without prior arrangement. We are so bonded. Love them both to bits. Watching your video, reinforces that my relationship with my dogs, is not too “out there!”. Love what you are doing, a vet for the right reason.
    Hi to all your readers world wide. Myself, from Australia.

  7. Avatar Caz Says:
    June 23rd, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I couldn’t imagine life without love and smooches with my furkids!!!

  8. Avatar Nadira Says:
    June 23rd, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    My furkid is a really special boy and I absolutely adore him. He is an extremely gentle and loving cat. Everyday, I look forward to receiving my bounty of hugs and smooches from him. In fact, this is how my day starts – and he just purrs with delight when we rub his chest and back and drop a few kisses on top of his head. Can’t imagine a day without this.
    Dr Andrew, you are a veritable source of info and a lot of them have been very helpful to me. Keep up the good work!

  9. Avatar Margaret, Honey & Elsa Says:
    June 24th, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I currently have two furry companions and can’t imagine life without cuddles and licks. They are regularly wormed (as am I) and I’ve always found any wounds heal far faster when they minister to them.


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