This is from the June 8th, 1989 awake article
You have got to be kidding me!
And how about the hygiene? Many animals use their tongue to wash themselves and all their body. Their body is made to fight germs, but the child who kisses the animal isn't. So, don't encourage your child to kiss the animal. Don't let the animal lick you child's hand or face, which could expose your child to health problems or worms. Wash immediately with water and soap.
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