'Howl-itosis' A Problem? UArizona Inventor Creates Bacteria Strain To Quell Bad Dog Breath

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UArizona News

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 Dr. Eric Lyons, who developed the technology with co-inventor Dr. David Baltrus. Both are associate professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences School of Plant Sciences and members of the BIO5 Institute. Dr. Lyons and business development professional Scott Zentack – who has engineering and operational experience in various industries and has held corporate leadership positions in sales, marketing and finance – came up with the pet project to conquer canine halitosis while sitting around a campfire with their dogs.