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Kelli Bender
August 23, 2016 05:36 PM

Between dog breath and drool, the canine mouth can get a bad rap.

A new report from Havahart Wireless is here to set the record straight and defend doggie kisses.

Through a series of tests, the dog fence company has found that the human mouth has 1.4 times more bacteria than a dog’s kisser (er, licker) — that’s a difference of about 2,000,000 germs. Woof!

This information shows it is safer to kiss the dog you love over the human you love. Sorry, significant others.

Havahart also dug up some other surprising dirty numbers.

Havahart Wireless
Havahart Wireless

While dogs may have cleaner mouths, humans have less germ-y toys. Doggie playthings and bowls have 2x more germs than the everyday objects humans use, like forks and cellphones.

So, what did we learn? Dog smooches are probably safer than you thunk, and your pet’s bowl could use an extra run through the dishwasher.

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