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uPetsia interviewed on NPR Arizona Science Program
June 25, 2021
Dr. Eric Lyons spoke with Tim Swindle of the University of Arizona Space Institute.
A University of Arizona researcher is solving the problem of bad dog breath by chemically changing the bacteria inside an animal's mouth. Plant sciences professor Eric Lyons explains how test results encouraged his team to think about expanding its invention to include other pets.
uPetsia featured in The Science Times
May 13, 2021
New Harmless Bacteria Strain Could Fight Dog's Bad Breath, Could Last for Up to Two Hours!
A team of scientists from the University of Arizona believed to have found the cure for the dog's bad breath that can sometimes be worse than their bite. They developed a new harmless bacteria strain that eliminates the foul smell of the dog's breath for up to two hours.
uPetsia featured in Phys.org
May 12, 2021
Researcher creates bacteria strain to quell bad dog breath
University of Arizona researchers have developed a harmless bacteria strain to battle bad breath in our furry friends.
When administered orally, the additive produces a minty aroma that improves dogs' breath, said inventor Eric Lyons, who developed the technology with co-inventor David Baltrus. Both are associate professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences School of Plant Sciences.
uPetsia featured in Daily Mail UK
May 12, 2021
Take my breath away! Researchers develop harmless bacteria strain which can get rid of dogs' bad breath
- A dog's bad breath can sometimes be worse than its bite - but scientists believe they finally have a cure.
- A team from the University of Arizona designed a harmless strain of bacteria that eliminates the foul smell for up to two hours.
uPetsia featured on Channel 12 News, Phoenix, Arizona
May 11, 2021
PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers have developed a harmless bacteria strain to help battle bad breath in our furry friends.
We all love our fur babies, they're always happy to see us when we get home and they never talk back! However, their breath can be "ruff" because of halitosis but not to worry, UArizona researchers Eric Lyons and Scott Zentack are finding new ways to ward off bad breath for pets.