Does licking your wounds really prevent an infection?

Answer I'm thinking that a human licking a wound would almost ensure infection - the human mouth has more bacteria in it than what's on our hands...blech...Now dog saliva, I'm not so sure about...I'm curi... Read More »

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Licking wounds to disinfect?

Sort of. Your saliva has an enzyme in it called lysozyme, which breaks down the cell wall of some microorganisms, therefore killing them. However, by licking a cut, you'll be introducing the living... Read More »

How to Make a Dog Head Cone to Prevent Wound Licking?

It is a dog’s natural instinct to lick and bite at a wound or at any ointment or medication applied to its skin. To help prevent this, a cone, often referred to as an "Elizabethan collar" from it... Read More »

How to Prevent HPV Infection (Human Papillomavirus Infection)?

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Most people with HPV do not even know they are infected. There are more than 40 types of HPV that affect ... Read More »

How to Prevent a Dog and Cat Tapeworm Infection (Dipylidium Infection)?

Dipylidium caninum The most common tapeworm of dogs and cats in the United States. Infection is found throughout the world.Dogs and cats become infected with the tapeworm when they swallow a flea i... Read More »