Slobbery kiss is one of the ways dogs show their affection to humans. It is not uncommon.
However, what’s common is how dog owners know so little about dog saliva despite dealing with it on a daily basis. While I am certain that those who have dogs are not grossed out by their saliva, here are 5 fast facts that will change the way you look at your dog’s mouth!
5. Dog saliva prevents cavities in dogs!
This is one of the prime differences between dog and human saliva. Dog saliva has a nice PH of 7 to 8.5 which is ideal for keeping pesky cavities at bay. This level of saliva alkalinity is among dogs and carnivores.
”The slightly alkaline nature of dog saliva buffers the acids that are produced by some bacteria that are the cause of the enamel of the tooth being eroded away,” says Dr. Colin Harvey, professor of surgery and dentistry at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Turn to the next page to know more about our four-legged best friend’s saliva! It might very well save you some trouble in the future.