#Microbiotiful - A dog's paw

A dog left its footprint on a contact plate we produced in our Molsheim site in France. Do you recognize any of the microorganisms we found?

Microbiotiful #1 - A dog's paw
Experiment N. 01

A dog's paw

Just like we humans, our canine friends need to have microbial diversity on their skin and paws. This community of microorganisms, known as the microbiota, acts as a barrier for the dog to avoid infections. As dogs like to walk and play in puddles when outside, they temporarily carry other microorganisms as well. 

microbes observed