Is my dog susceptible to bacteria?
Dogs have a much higher tolerance to bacteria than humans. Think about all the times that you have seen your dog sticking their nose in dirty things, drinking out of puddles, or eating stuff off the ground! Dogs have three things that help them deal with harmful bacteria:
- Saliva that contains bacteria-fighting enzymes
- Highly acidic gastric juices that easily break down bacteria in their stomach
- A short digestive tract that can quickly process what they eat