Surprising Facts About Dog Kisses

Over time dogs have gotten used to licking with the desire to get what they want, usually food, according to Dr. Patty Khuly, a vet who has won awards in Miami.

★- Dog Kisses Date Back At Time

It is believed that the “kissing” behavior likely started only between dogs. An Animal pet expert and dog trainer from New York City said that puppies at birth kiss their mothers as a sign of wanting to eat. This behavior is carried on into adulthood with whoever happens to be the pet’s primary caregiver.

Humans began taking on the role of caretaker about ten millennia ago, as per Khuly, and it’s been equally adorable and gross since then.

★- Being sick from your dog’s kisses isn’t likely; however, it’s not impossible

There’s a popular myth, Arden said, that the mouth of a dog is astonishingly fresh and clean compared to a human’s. This is a massive misconception; however, a more significant one is that a dog’s mouth is filthy.

The truth is that both humans and dogs have similar amounts of bacteria present in their mouths, and the chance of getting sick from your dog’s kisses is meager. There is a risk, as a warning from the CDC advises is telling us about the possibility of spreading diseases between the mouths of pets to the family members (like Giardia and staph infections). However, if you can promote the habit of keeping a certain level of hygiene for your pet and your family, the risk of becoming sick due to your dog’s kisses is shallow.

★- Kissing Can Be an emotional Behavior

Sometimes, your dog is kissing you because of an incredibly (and pleasant) strong smell that is affixed to your body.

“Maybe they like the smell of a certain lotion you’ve applied, or your skin is slightly salty,” Arden states. It may also point out that you’ve done something and the most apparent scenario is: If you had a delicious meal and your dog smells it, There’s a good chance it’ll be the reason for a sudden urge to place an attractive wet spot on your body.

★- Dogs Kiss Some People More Than Others

Arden claims that Kissing indeed is a learned behavior that is memorized. As a young parent, if you encourage or lavish praise on your dog when they kiss you, the dog will carry that behavior throughout adulthood. If you’re the only person who encourages this behavior of your dog’s kisses, he’ll likely be more likely to kiss you than the rest of the family.

If your dog is eager to hug you, that’s okay. However, if you decide to initiate the kiss, you need to make sure you’re not over-smothering your dog too much, as this can make him nervous and lash out.

And if your dog does not make a fuss when he sees you, it isn’t a sign that he dislikes you or that it means that he’s depressed or physically sick. If your dog’s behavior has changed, however, such as usually being highly affectionate and suddenly stopping completely without reason could be a reason to be concerned. Talk to your veterinarian whenever you notice a significant change in your dog’s behavior such as this.