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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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uPetsia wins UACI Oro Valley Competition

uPetsia is the winning startup for the UACI Sponsored Launch Fueled by the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce competition


April 22, 2021

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce that uPetsia is the winning startup for the UACI Sponsored Launch Fueled by the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce competition.  

Early-stage Arizona-based biotechnology company uPetsia (rhymes with “You betcha”) is focused on making dog breath smell better for longer. While most products on the market today provide minutes of fresh breath in dogs, uPetsia’s product is incorporated into dog treats and chews and provides hours of minty fresh breath. The underlying technology was developed at the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and BIO5 Institute by founders Eric Lyons, David Baltrus and Scott Zentack.

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