These include bacteria and parasites, like Salmonella , Pasteurella , Campylobacter , Cryptosporidium , Leptospira , Giardia , ringworm, and hookworm. As a dog owner, you should keep your pup as healthy as possible, too. You can get these from dog kisses or from contact with infected feces. Seriously, who doesn't love puppy kisses? But asymptomatic carriers can still infect other people and make them sick.
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As someone who writes a lot about germs, I know that it's probably not the best idea, but feeling loved by a dog is the best feeling ever. We spoke to germ expert Kelly Reynolds , associate professor of environmental health at the University of Arizona, to find out if kissing your dog can actually put your health at risk. Every time I go home to visit my parents, I'm greeted by our Labrador mix, Scout, who has to lick my entire face for several minutes before she calms down. If you are concerned about contact with dogs and your health, always talk to your doctor. They love getting into gross stuff — whether it's the trash, another animal's poop, dead birds, dirty puddles