Dear Dr. Baum —
My son says that a dog’s mouth is the cleanest. He says it’s so clean that it’s OK for doggies to lick babies’ faces. Is that true? I don’t want the dog to lick anyone’s face.
Thanks, Patricia, New Bedford, Massachusetts USA
There is no problem with your son’s dog licking the baby’s face. As a matter of fact, I left the first pediatrician that cared for our children due to his insistence that it was an unsanitary practice