Every dog owner is well-acquainted with the infamous “wet dog stink.” But for those of us more scientifically minded, the question arises—where does that smell come from?
The American Chemical Society has the answer. In this newly released video, part of the organization’s “Reactions” series, the chemistry behind the smell of wet dog is revealed. In short, it’s a combination of yeast and bacteria microorganisms that collect on your dog’s skin and in the coat. When mixed with water, the molecules are released, creating that stinky stench we know so well.
The video also discussed other olfactory-related mysteries surrounding dogs, like their acute ability to smell, why kibble is stinky to us but appealing to them, and the reason not picking up your dog’s poop can affect your health.
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Musculoskeletal diseases (conditions that involve bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains like we do. But sometimes these diseases are hard to spot. Think about your furry friend for a moment...
Have they stopped jumping on you when they greet you at the door?
Have they stopped perching on the window sill?
Is your pet acting “old?”
These changes in activity may be due to weather, age or good training. However, to guarantee your pet is at their best, we have to rule out they don’t have a hidden musculoskeletal problem. Infections, hormonal imbalances, nutrition, blood disorders and arthritis can all affect your pet's activity—the way they play, move, eat and cuddle!
The good news is we have ways to prevent, cure or manage these conditions, so your pet can continue to have a good quality of life. We are committed to the well-being of your pet for their lifetime. The best way to do this is to book your pet’s yearly checkup today. Make an appointment and together, we’ll keep your pet’s bones, muscles and joints (and the rest of your furry friend) in good working order!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and State animal health officials are investigating a confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in your area. This virus can have a high death rate in birds—as high as 100 percent—and can spread rapidly from flock to flock. Anyone who owns poultry needs to be aware of this disease and how we are responding. There are specific steps you can take to help protect your poultry.
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