The Germ Game: People Versus Dogs


We’ve probably all seen that credit card ad that Tina Fey does where she puts her dog on the checkout counter at the supermarket making the point that her dog’s feet are cleaner than her mouth.

Well now a study done on dogs and germs by Havahart Wireless has revealed some interesting findings.

For example, the human mouth has 1.4x the bacteria of a dog’s.

When it comes to When it comes to everyday items, dogs are definitely germier. Dog toys are more than twice as germy as the human’s favorite “toy”, the cell phone. And when comparing eating surfaces, a dog bowl has more than 2x the germs of a human fork.

Its an interesting survey. Here is it — it has some great fun factoids.