The saliva of dogs and cats contains bacteria, which although they are not lethal, do produce chronic inflammation in the stomach, abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever.
The licking of pets in the face could harm the human health.
The saliva of dogs and cats contains bacteria, which although they are not lethal, do produce chronic inflammation in the stomach, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever and even liver and lung conditions.
Campylobacter jejuni; Helicobacter heilmannii (HH), pylori (HP), in addition to Toxocara , are some of the bacteria to be careful with.
The campylobacter causes abdominal pain, fever and diarrhea, which may be complicated by dehydration. It may take months to manifest symptoms.
The Helicobacter cause pets inflammation, vomiting and diarrhea. In humans it does not cause damage, but it does carry them.
The plyori affects nearly 36 million adults in Mexico, due to poor hygiene or inadequate eating habits. It is more likely to attack humans and causes inflammation in the stomach.
The toxocariasis is a larva that travels through the bloodstream and can infect any tissue. The liver and lungs are the most vulnerable. Its incubation period is four days to months.
This does not mean that if a dog tongue its owner it will cause cancer or lymphomas, but having a pet represents an important responsibility, and to avoid problems they should be provided with good housing, food, hygiene and medical care to keep them healthy, with all its vaccines and deworming.
It is recommended to wash your hands after petting pets.