How many animals are out there in the world? Probably more than you can count, so the existence of a public data base which records the bacteria contents in each and every animal’s mouth seems like something unreal. It actually is. There isn’t an actual quantitative study that can say for sure what animal has the cleanest mouth, but this doesn’t mean speculations cannot go around. Even so, it is really hard to compare different types of bacteria that reside in an animal’s mouth since they’re different species, so you’ll basically end up comparing apples to plums.
Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than that of a human?
Animals are also unique and different from each other, as we are. So, depending on that and on the contents of their saliva, different breeds of bacteria can survive in the animals’ mouth. There is also a speculation that dogs have the cleanest mouth. It goes further stating that it has an even cleaner mouth than humans, but that’s a myth.
Dogs are our companions and probably the animals that live most with us humans. We let them into our homes, our beds and we regard them as part of our families. We also take care that they are clean and nice. Therefore, we can actually say that a dog’s mouth is as clean as his owner wants it to be. With all the dentistry toys for dogs that they can chew on and thus clean their teeth, it looks like our canine friends might have, after all, the leading position in the animals with the cleanest mouths top.
What about cats? Cats have Pasteurella multocida, a bacteria that can lead to severe infection if a cat bites you. But this doesn’t make cats’ mouth any much dirtier than dogs’. It’s in the teeth brushing, guys!