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Potty Mouth

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  • [...] podcasts@redstate.com (Redstate Network) wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI have always liked dogs. I grew up living with them for most of my childhood and well into my teenage years. I am currently not a dog owner, but I appreciate all the benefits that a dog lends to a household. But even now, when I recall … [...]

  • [...] podcasts@redstate.com (Redstate Network) wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI have always liked dogs. I grew up living with them for most of my childhood and well into my teenage years. I am currently not a dog owner, but I appreciate all the benefits that a dog lends to a household. But even now, when I recall … [...]

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  • Evan, Interesting post.

    Sex with a dog is still ok though…right?

  • Jim Shaver

    Evan:

    It is rare that people will pick up any infections from the lick of a dog’s tongue, assuming that the person does not have any conditions to exasperate the exchange of germs, such as open sores on their mouth or people who have weakened immunity systems.

    Don’t you mean “exacerbate”? Sorry for editing; it’s in my nature.

  • Yup, spell checker screws me again.

    Thank’s for your eagle eye, Jim.

    Evan

  • Mythbusters did a test of this one in their third season, it was episode 39 (thank you Wikipedia).

    Myth:
    A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s.

    Result:
    Plausible

    The sample collected from Adam’s mouth had much more bacterial growth than the sample collected from Lulu the dog. Jamie suggested, however, that the bacteria from the dog may be more potent.

    I would look for a video of it but Youtube is blocked at work.

  • I guess the only real way to scientifically test this is for dog owners to eat from the same piles of shit and vomit as their dog, and then let them lick each other’s faces.

    Whoever gives an infection to the other has the dirtiest mouth.

  • akronnick

    Mybe Lulu the dog had just finished chewing some orbits gum. Fabulous!

  • elegantly put.

    humans bites ie closed fist injuries, are what happens when one drunk male, having watched one too many Clint Eastwood movies, punches another drunk male in the mouth and then passes out for a day, letting the infection fester.

    Dog bites tend to be taken care of right away, with the only thought in the minds of the bitten is how fast they can get a hold of their lawyer.

    Dogs do (and Dog’s doo) have a differenct microbial flora, and dogs lick their ass, which is why I dont like them licking mine, but we do share pathogens and normal flora.

    Its why I do not want dogs in my hospital.

    The relative cleanliness depends on the animal: i hve seen some snaggle toothed meth addicts I would not get near, and some dogs who have fine dentition. I would rather get bit by the dog than the meth addict.

    There is a difference between the condition of the teeth and the microbiology, and each causes the other to be altered.

  • botteu

    What’s up with you guys? Everyone knows that the order of cleanliness is as follows:

    1. Mouth of a dog
    2. Diamond
    3. Urine
    4. Ash
    5. Apes

    ;)

  • ziggy

    Anecdotally speaking, we had a dog that used to make a meal from the cat’s litterbox…

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