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Dog's tongue a hotbed of germs

DEAR DR. GOTT: This is an unusual question but one that I have to have an answer to as soon as possible. It has come to my attention recently that my daughter-in-law allows her dogs to lick my grandson on the mouth. When I saw this, I made a comment that this practice couldn't be very healthy, and she reacted very strongly, saying "A dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's." I went home and did some research on the computer, but when I suggested she go to the Web site with information on this subject, she ...

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