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Old 04-30-2005, 11:19 AM
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Oh yes they do I don't know how many times i have hurt myself sledding or doing work around the farm and one dog or anouther (mainly Zeus) was there trying to lick my wounds. I think its sweet
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:52 PM
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Yeah, it feels good on the wound too.

Better than any Neosporin...
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:57 PM
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Somone should bottle dog saliva and sell it!
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Old 04-30-2005, 04:11 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by smkie
guess that is why their mouths are cleaner than ours
Pre-zactly!

Dogs really are neat critters.
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:50 PM
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I love dogs but after smelling some dogs' breaths and knowing what some dogs eat, I tend to doubt their mouths are cleaner than a human that brushes and flosses his teeth 2-3 times a day. However, despite not having the sweetest smelling breath, I agree with the person that wrote they must have some antibacterial properties in their saliva. It is possible considering cats and some insects and other animals carry hazardous stuff in their salavia.

P.S. I love cats too so this is not cat bashing. It is just a fact.
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:10 AM
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Yea, I have seen this happen so many times. If we have a small bump or scratch, we get one of the babies to lick it. Within a couple days the infection is gone. I have always thought this was interesting. And Bigdog, it does have a healing feeling when they lick the infected site.
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:32 AM
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It's true that a dog licking your wounds can help heal it HOWEVER it can also be a carrier of bad stuff so should never be used as an alternative to proper cleaning. None the less if you're out in the woods and get hurt and don't have a first aid kit it is a good idea to let your dog lick the wound.

When I came home from getting my wisdom teeth out OC kept trying to lick inside my mouth and around my lips. Of course I didn't let him but he was sure persistant!!!
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:09 PM
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Um...not really, maybe once or twice. If I get hurt though they always run over and start licking my face.
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Old 09-19-2005, 01:23 PM
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A little addition ..... if your dog keep wanting to lick a spot that isn't bleeding..check it out ! My Bushwhacker was the first to find a carcinoma on the back of my knee.
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Old 09-19-2005, 03:41 PM
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Yes....my dogs also try to do it all of the time. I've also been dog sitting my neighbors Poodle and I had a hang nail yesterday and he would not stop trying to lick it. YUCK!!! He was just trying to make it better.
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