How clean is My Beagle’s Mouth?
Contrary to popular belief, a dog’s mouth is not all that clean. You may have heard the expression that ‘my dog’s mouth is cleaner than a person’s,’ but that just simply isn’t the case for most dogs. For instance, a dog like the Beagle has a mouth filled with as many germs and bacteria as a human’s mouth. The main difference is that a dog’s mouth has different bacteria because of its makeup and what he tends to eat. For this reason alone your dog’s mouth is not all that clean. Think of it this way – most dog’s explore the world around them by tasting, licking, and eating. Whatever your dog tastes or licks is in his mouth. If he licks your face then he’s sharing all of those interesting finds from his day. Not very clean at all, is it? For more facts about your Beagle’s mouth, talk with your Sharon, ON veterinarian.