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(Daily Mail)   All of those stories about how clean a dog's mouth is...well, about that   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2013-01-20 09:47:04 PM  
2 votes:
Who the f*ck thinks a dog's mouth is clean?
2013-01-21 04:50:26 AM  
1 vote:

WhippingBoy: I thought it was a dog's ass that was so clean...

Not the ones I've tasted...
2013-01-21 03:00:22 AM  
1 vote:

coco ebert: Who the f*ck thinks a dog's mouth is clean?

The same dumb asses that think their pets are their "babies" and refuse to acknowledge that dogs spend a good part of their day cleaning their assholes with their tongues and have no problem at all of making a tasty snack out of shiat.

In other words, morons....
2013-01-21 01:54:54 AM  
1 vote:

Tatterdemalian: Gyrfalcon: coco ebert: Who the f*ck thinks a dog's mouth is clean?

I guess subby does. The rest of us know that dogs eat shiat.

In the ancient time before the internets, this was a common piece of conventional wisdom. Dear Abby (the newspaper equivalent of a weblog) went around constantly telling people that dog mouths were cleaner then human mouths, and some people took this advice the wrong way. I remember at least one comic strip (The Phantom?) having a line about dogs' mouths being antiseptic, with a subplot about wolf saliva being needed to cure a rare jungle infection or something.

/which goes to show you how stupid people could be before the internet

I suppose dogs' mouths are cleaner than HUMANS' mouths, which is kind of like saying smallpox would be a better disease to have than Ebola. That doesn't mean they are clean in the sterile sense. Also, people in ancient times would note that dogs licked their own wounds and they would heal quickly and assume that meant dog saliva had some kind of healing power, rather than realizing it was just that keeping a wound cleaner than the dirt was better overall.

And of course, dog bites are less likely to get infected than cat bites. Everyone I know who's been bitten by a cat has a) blown it off as being something minor, and b) been in the ER twelve hours later getting scolded by the doctor while receiving massive doses of antibiotics for sepsis. Although in one case it was an overnight stay while they checked for gangrene. Never mess around with a cat bite.
2013-01-20 09:38:34 PM  
1 vote:

LoneWolf343: If you think that's bad, imagine what a human mouth is like.

Have a buddy who had his hand chewed up by a mugger a few years back.

The infection landed him in the hospital for an entire month and damn near killed him.
2013-01-20 09:26:10 PM  
1 vote:
Not "clean", subby, "cleaner"; than yours.
2013-01-20 09:20:38 PM  
1 vote:
I thought it was a dog's ass that was so clean...
2013-01-20 09:02:13 PM  
1 vote:
It's cleaner for a dog, not for anyone else. Just like Komodo dragons.
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