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Pug dog licking it's nose

How dangerous is the bacteria in pet saliva?

 

Should I be worried about being licked by my dog?

Recent reports of deaths in Wisconsin have many pet owners asking this question. University of Tennessee Veterinary Public Health professor Marcy Souza visited WBIR, Knoxville’s local NBC affiliate, to shed some light on capnocytophaga, the bacteria behind those deaths.

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Macrcy Souza and Beth Haynes Discussing Pet Saliva Bacteria Linked to Wisconsin Deaths