Saturday, 31 January 2009
ScienceDaily (2009-01-30) -- "Dog owners who sleep with their pet or permit licks on the face are in good company. Surveys show that more than half of owners bond with their pets in these ways. Research done by a veterinarian found that these dog owners are no more likely to share the same strains of E. coli bacteria with their pets than are other dog owners."
The benefits of having a dog as a pet and companion far exceed any potential health hazards, and in any case these can be reduced and controlled by normal rules of hygiene.