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is it harmful for your dog to lick your face.

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is it harmful for your dog to lick your face.

A dog licking your face is relatively safe. The only diseases that can be spread are bacterial from the mouth if you have any open wounds on your face or round worms if it's a young dog that recently coughed or regurgitated worms into the oral cavity. Both of these instances are pretty rare, but possible in a worst case scenario. But for the vast majority, it's not harmful to you.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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