You might love your dog, and want to show your best bud all the affection in the world, but is it bad for your dog to lick your face? It turns out that your dog's kisses aren't the best for you after all. There are a few gross things that can happen when your dog licks you that can affect your health and hygiene. You have to remember: dogs are animals who don't know about basic self-care, so they're prone to some not-so-cleanly habits.
As a certified health coach, I work with clients on keeping up with personal hygiene, like showering regularly, washing hands in germ-filled places, and brushing their teeth. However, we don't usually discuss hygienic mistakes when it comes to bonding time with your best friend at home. As excited as you may be to see your pooch after a long day, it's not the best idea to let your dog get slobbery all over your face. In fact, you could be exposed to a slew of germs, bacteria, and other diseases by letting your dog gives you a few friendly kisses. The solution? Move your face away and let your dog embrace you in other ways. You'll still feel the love. Here are five yucky things that can happen when that tongue gets too close.