You know what they say about a dog’s mouth, right? Many people say that your pooch’s mouth is a relatively clean and bacteria-free place. And so, a smooch isn’t a big deal for many owners. But should it be?

Recent clinical tests have found that dogs’ mouths DO have quite a bit of bacteria, including some that is linked to some pretty deadly diseases. However, the tests didn’t reveal too much out of the ordinary… so in conclusion, it’s up to the owner’s discretion (and the dog’s insistence that it simply MUST lick your face). How do you feel about kissing your pooch?