Swapping Germs: Bad for You and Dog

Here is an interesting article on periodontal pathogens in dogs and their owners.  It won't change my interaction with my dog but it is an interesting read. MJ

Dog owners and their pets may exchange harmful mouth bacteria that can cause gum disease and tooth decay in both humans and canines, according to a report in Archives of Oral Biology. Previous research has shown people can transmit oral bacteria to children through close daily contact. But few studies have looked at the bacteria exchanged between people and their pets.

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