And Finally Some Dogs Just Can’t Keep Saliva In

Saliva Can Help Dogs Cool Down…
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Saw it on a discussion about staining of white furred dogs, and now I proved it. Most likely cause of the discoloration is because of high levels of IRON IN YOUR TAP/WELL WATER. It makes all the dog’s secretions - eye moisture, around mouth/saliva, and in my dog’s case, the white hair of his private parts brown or pinkish. Provide only bottled water (purified water at home like Brita does not work) for drinking and the pup’s natural white fur parts will shine!
Saliva Can Help Dogs Cool Down…
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There are some dangers of letting a dog lick a deep open wound, so always take precautions. The anaerobic bacteria called Pasteurella is found in dogs saliva as well and can cause serious infections when introduced deep into an open wound. Although the healing properties outweigh the negative impacts, there will always be a number of people who find it in their best interest to treat a wound by cleaning it with soap and water, then covering with an antibiotic cream and a bandage. And Finally Some Dogs Just Can’t Keep Saliva In
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Because dog saliva contains a special enzyme which promotes healing of the dog's wound, some pet owners think it will have the same effect on their own cuts. The enzymes in your dogs saliva only work on the wounds of dogs. Allowing your dog to lick your cuts could lead to infection from any germs the dog may have in its mouth.Have you ever heard someone say, “let the dog lick it, it will heal faster”? Sounds gross doesn’t it? Well, research findings suggest that it’s true, a dogs saliva actually does have healing properties that can help a wound. Just the simple mechanical action of a dogs tongue can be helpful in dealing with a wound, as the saliva of a dogs tongue acts to loosen any debris that may be on the surface of the wound. The dirt or other debris will become attached to the moisture of the saliva, causing a cleansing of the wounded area.Secretion of saliva is under control of the autonomic nervous system, which controls both the volume and type of saliva secreted. This is actually fairly interesting: a dog fed dry dog food produces saliva that is predominantly serous, while dogs on a meat diet secrete saliva with much more mucus. Parasympathetic stimulation from the brain, as was well demonstated by , results in greatly enhanced secretion, as well as increased blood flow to the salivary glands.The scientific research that has been conducted has mainly focused on the helpful compounds and antibiotics that are found in dogs saliva. Menno Oudhoff of the University of Amsterdam has found simple proteins called histatins in saliva, which are well known for their ability to ward off infections. In fact, some histatins also prompt cells from the skin’s surface to close over a wound more quickly. Oudhoff further noted, “The first thing that needs to happen for wound healing is to activate the migration of epithelial cells.”Potent stimuli for increased salivation include the presence of food or irritating substances in the mouth, and thoughts of or the smell of food. Knowing that salivation is controlled by the brain will also help explain why many psychic stimuli also induce excessive salivation - for example, why some dogs salivate all over the house when it's thunderingJesus gave an illustration in the Bible book of Luke 16:20,21 of a man named Lazarus, a beggar who was full of ulcers and this illustration said that the dogs were licking Lazarus’ ulcers. So there may be some validity to such claims of the healing power of dog saliva.