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    Default your dog licking your wounds...

    let them? don't let them? is there anything physically healing about it or is that just an urban legend? given all the other wonderful places those tongues go, wouldn't you have a high chance of infection?

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    Dont. The mouth of a dog is so filthy bacteria-wise, you wouldnt believe it. I used to clean dog mouths at the veterinary clinic as part of my duties and the gunk they have in there is...*shudders*. There is a reason you aint allowed to clean the teeth and do a surgery on the same animal at once; their weakened immune system, busy with combatting the wounds from the surgery couldnt take the attack of bacteria dislodged.

    Remember, they dont exactly use toothbrushes and I believe a human mouth contains like 40.000 bacteria or something ridiculous like that. And a bite from any animal that eats meat (like dogs,cats and rats), is very likely to infect due to that (that and the fact that the fang embeds the bacteria deep within the skin).

    The reason that it does work for *them* is coz they use their tongues to effectively clean the wound, as in, remove all the dirt and foreign material from it that would otherwise keep infecting stuff. That, and their immune system is sort of used to their own bacteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    given all the other wonderful places those tongues go
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    I would worry about the dog getting sick, and it would also just disturb me. I feel really protective of animals.
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    I read some research that suggested they may have discovered some more sterile ways of debriding wounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by fia View Post
    I would worry about the dog getting sick, and it would also just disturb me. I feel really protective of animals.
    but, but, it's like i'm her puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    Dont. The mouth of a dog is so filthy bacteria-wise, you wouldnt believe it. I used to clean dog mouths at the veterinary clinic as part of my duties and the gunk they have in there is...*shudders*. There is a reason you aint allowed to clean the teeth and do a surgery on the same animal at once; their weakened immune system, busy with combatting the wounds from the surgery couldnt take the attack of bacteria dislodged.

    Remember, they dont exactly use toothbrushes and I believe a human mouth contains like 40.000 bacteria or something ridiculous like that. And a bite from any animal that eats meat (like dogs,cats and rats), is very likely to infect due to that (that and the fact that the fang embeds the bacteria deep within the skin).

    The reason that it does work for *them* is coz they use their tongues to effectively clean the wound, as in, remove all the dirt and foreign material from it that would otherwise keep infecting stuff. That, and their immune system is sort of used to their own bacteria.
    ay ay sir - won't let it happen again.

    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    I read some research that suggested they may have discovered some more sterile ways of debriding wounds
    i have no idea what to do about them honestly - its weird wounds around my feet and legs, iv'e had them on and off since the army (almost a decade now - and getting around to it only now i know, my sp sucks)... i thought it might be a symptom of diabetes (since my father had that) but i check yearly and so far so good - let 'em eat cake. i went to a dermatologist who gave me some cream that did nothing. then i figured it might be something i am doing - like rubbing my legs with my heels while i sleep. so i've been sleeping with socks for a couple of months, still nothing.

    i usually don't let it happen because i am ticklish as fuck around my legs, but i figured i might as well let my dog take a try.

    she's 119 in dog years... society would never understand!

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    Sounds like psoriasis or hot spots...but I aint no dermatologist

    And sorry, I get very Te about animal shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    Sounds like psoriasis or hot spots...but I aint no dermatologist

    And sorry, I get very Te about animal shit
    nah - it was useful information and i decided not to let her lick my feet based on it. nothing to be sorry about. ty

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    It could be insects. For instance bed bugs (they're fairly common in Africa -even in luxury hostels-, so I was used to recognize their bites around my feet plenty of times), but it could also be phlebotomes, human fleas and so on... Their bites are usually located on the legs.
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    Correct. One way I had of telling if we had fleas in the house was bites on my intjs legs up to his knees (fleas cant jump higher). Somehow they didnt like me though
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