More

    Puppy Licking

    Related Articles

    Protential Probems

    Any licking of the face is unhygienic and even dangerous, especially if it is a face of a baby.

    Puppies carry the eggs from a worm infestation on their tongues and mouths from licking themselves, and these could be transmitted to your baby, causing a serious complaint of the muscles, which could, years later, cripple the child. Always be sure to have your puppy thoroughly wormed before admitting it to the family circle.

    Also, be sure to wash your puppy’s face and mouth at least once a day. Remember, they eat their food with much splashing, and they are not like cats, who clean themselves with their paws; they can’t clean more than can be reached by the tongue.

    Provided your puppy is wormed and washed, an occasional lick to the baby will do no harm.

    Video Credits: HannahPetSociety

    Categories

    Other Topics

    Inappropriate Urination

    Of all cat "accidents", inappropriate urination causes the most cleanup woes. Help prevent it by providing a clean, well-maintained, accessible litter box...

    Norfolk Terrier

    History & Overview The Norfolk Terrier is one of the smallest members of the Terrier group. Prior to...

    French Spaniel (Épagneul Français)

    History The French Spaniel, or Epagneul Français, is a medium-sized, elegant and muscled dog. An ancient breed, it...

    Von Willebrand’s Disease

    What Is Von Willebrand’s Disease? In 1926, Finnish physician Erik von Willebrand reported a new type of inherited...

    Great Crested Flycatcher

    Overview The Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) announces its presence with a loud, clear wheep or rolling crrreep. It always nests...