Remember the good old days when all we had to worry about was how many frogs we had to kiss before we found our prince?
ï»¿Now, we have to worry about the potty mouths of our pets!
Dr. Oz says puckering up for our pooches can actually make us sick! He says little puppy kisses can be fine, but we have to remember that most of our dogs are scavengers and let’s face it…they’re not always too particular about what they put in their mouths!
Toxocara, Salmonella, Guardia, Hookworm, Tapeworm, and many others can be found in the mouths of our pets. And, Dr. Oz adds that some of our pets’ bad behaviors we ignore could be the cause of household illnesses. If your pet, especially cats, go outside and walk through yucky stuff and then hop up on your counter tops they are contaminating places where you prepare food. If you allow your pets to sleep in your bed you have to realize what’s been in their mouths and on their paws is now where you sleep!
What can you do? Be sure to always wash your hands after handling any animal, don’t let them rummage in garbage or raw meat, wipe/clean their paws when they come in from outside, keep pets off surfaces where you prepare food and always maintain a healthy pet with regular visits to the vet!
For more information about Dr Oz’s recommendations go to www.peoplepets.com!