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Be careful buying food licked by dogs at your local Starbucks


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The food display looks enticing to you doesn't it?

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Well... it also is lickable and a temptation that some dogs also find irresistible

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Think twice before wrapping your fingers around that sandwich or wrap.. :D

 

And no... this wasn't a "service dog"

Public Health in restaurant establishments in the United States has plummeted over the past few years unfortunately.

People years ago would have been horrified by this.

 

But isn't a dogs tongue supposedly cleaner than a humans?   (why do I doubt this wives tale?)

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I also feel they should not permit the animals there. 

The food display looks enticing to you doesn't it? Well... it also is lickable and a temptation that some dogs also find irresistible Think twice before wrapping your finge

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I did not know they permit enter with pets. 

The last article I read say the contrary about dogs tongue, specially because my dogs love to lick me when I am lying down on the floor working out ?

A Wisconsin man had to have his hands and legs amputated because of a bacterial infection he got after being licked by a dog — here's what to know about the risks

 

  • Greg Manteufel, a 48-year-old Wisconsin man, recently had to have both of his hands and his legs amputated after contracting a bacterial infection, most likely from a dog's licks.
  • Up to 74% of dogs and 57% of cats carry the bacteria that can cause these infections, Capnocytophaga canimorsus, but in most cases, people only get infected after being bitten.
  • Approximately 30% of people who do get infected die, which is why it's essential to see a doctor if you are bitten by an animal.

The vast majority of the time, a lick from a dog is totally harmless.

But in exceedingly rare circumstances, that lick can lead to a dangerous and potentially lethal infection from a common bacteria.

Greg Manteufel, a 48-year-old Wisconsin man, recently had to have both of his hands and his legs amputated after contracting the bacteria Capnocytophaga canimorsus. That most likely came from the tongue of a dog, potentially his own, according to local news reports.

https://www.businessinsider.com/wisconsin-man-amputated-after-dog-lick-capnocytophaga-canimorsus-2018-8

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