The dog, Annie, is training to be a service dog and accompanies her owner, Allie Spencer, to chemistry lab on Fridays, according to .
When looking at your dog’s blood chemistry, your veterinarian may lump tests together based on the associated organ system. Many of the tests are not specific for only one organ system, so it is important that blood chemistry results are interpreted comprehensively and in the context of your dog’s clinical symptoms.
This week on Reactions, we’re talking dogs. We investigate the chemistry behind Fido’s amazing sense of smell and why wet dogs stink. And have you ever noticed that dog food smells gross? There’s a reason for that.
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Veterinarians in most of the World have two options in obtaining blood chemistry values for your cat or dog. They can run them “in house” on a blood chemistry analyzer, or they can send the blood samples out to a national veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Forensic science PhD student Jonathon Brooks uses analytical chemistry to train police dogs used to find victim remains. He works with police taskforces around the UK to increase the accuracy and versatility of police recovery dogs.The use of service dogs by individuals with disabilities is increasing, and their presence in the chemistry laboratory raises issues of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the needs of the individual chemist, and concerns about the safety of the dog and of other individuals in the laboratory. This paper addresses these issues and gives some guidelines for discussions with the dog's partner.Based at the University of Leicester’s chemistry department, Jonathon investigates the volatile organic compounds given off when biological matter decomposes, and how we can use these substances to train victim recovery police dogs to find human remains. As the remains break down, these small molecules are released into the surrounding environment, many of which can be detected by dogs.We love to celebrate the diversity of career paths that a background in the chemical sciences can open up (you may remember our “not all chemists wear white coats” posters…). So when PhD student Jonathon Brooks tweeted the line “not every scientist is stuck in the lab” with a photo taken on a beautiful Cumbrian lake, in a boat with a police dog, we couldn’t help but investigate. We found an incredibly driven and enthusiastic young researcher, working on a rather unusual project…Tara Howard, a student at California Polytechnic State University, brought the dog to the Internet's attention when she of the canine wearing goggles and booties during a chemistry lab.