No dog should be licking a child’s face regardless of if it ate meat or not. I recently witnessed a dog licking faces while at a friend’s house & one of the kid’s broke out in hives almost to a point where it was an anaphylactic episode. Something the dog had eaten reacted with her allergies & because the parents did not realise the dog was doing it she could very easily have needed to go to hospital. My dog was there as well but doesn’t lick the kids because he has been taught not to, a dog’s mouth is full of nasty bacteria so kids have little chance of fighting off those germs. None of my dogs have ever licked faces because they were taught not to when pups.
Published 23rd February 2020