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Twitter Thread: User Explains Why Her Dog Suddenly Turned Green

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    Font - Dr. Stephanie Olson @ExoStepho I was alarmed to discover that my dog turned GREEN overnight. I had no idea why. But it turns out that, as an early Earth geochemist, I was perfectly prepared to find out!

    Goodness, we would have freaked out if we saw this happening to one of our pets, waking up to our pets literally turning green. We trust though, bring that this is something that happened to this doggo post-surgery, that you are a good owner who did everything that was necessary to help this little guy. 

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    Jeans - WeRateDogs® 5:08 PM Jul 18, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 3,765 Retweets 951 Quote Tweets 19.9K Likes

    We hope this pupper heals fast and well after his surgery. We can imagine that this whole process is difficult for it right now, and the green around its neck cannot be comfortable. Please keep us updated with more information about how he's doing. 

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    Font - Dr. Stephanie Olson @ExoStepho ... Replying to @ExoStepho The story begins with a lot of drool. Usually it ends up on my floors and walls or the pants of visitors. But while Olive is recovering from surgery, her cone collects and funnels her juices down her neck.
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    Dog - 5:08 PM Jul 18, 2021 Twitter for iPhone 220 Retweets 61 Quote Tweets 4,306 Likes
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    Font - Dr. Stephanie Olson @ExoStepho ... Replying to @ExoStepho Dog saliva contains iron porphyrins. Upon contact with oxygen, the iron is oxidized to iron oxide nanoparticles. Rust, essentially. This is why Olive and many other drooly dogs have rusty red staining by their mouths. 5:08 PM · Jul 18, 2021 Twitter for iPhone 325 Retweets 46 Quote Tweets 6,315 Likes
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    Rectangle - Dr. Stephanie Olson ... @ExoStepho Replying to @ExoStepho Demoralized by the cone, Olive slept awkwardly on her stomach, which isolated her saliva-soaked neck folds from the oxygen in my living room.
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    Dog - 5:08 PM - Jul 18, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 195 Retweets 21 Quote Tweets 4,929 Likes
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    Font - Dr. Stephanie Olson ... @ExoStepho Replying to @ExoStepho She was sedated and slept like a rock, but her saliva bacteria got to work. They quickly consumed all of the oxygen in her neck swamp, which prevented the red staining typically associated with dog saliva. Instead, green rust formed! 5:08 PM Jul 18, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 144 Retweets 15 Quote Tweets 4,972 Likes
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    Font - Dr. Stephanie Olson ... @ExoStepho Replying to @ExoStepho And the staining along her neck transitioned from rusty red on her chin to rusty green thanks to the combination of her unusually moist neck environment and sustained isolation from oxygen in the air-both symptoms of the cone.
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    Dog - 5:08 PM · Jul 18, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 165 Retweets 23 Quote Tweets 4,651 Likes
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    Font - Dr. Stephanie Olson @ExoStepho ... Replying to @ExoStepho Green rust is rare today because it is unstable in the presence of oxygen, but it may have been common on the ancient Earth before our atmosphere became oxygenated. The ocean may have even appeared green instead of blue 2.5 billion years ago! A rusty green early ocean? How were Earth's solid deposits of iron ore created? One researchers suggests that, billions of years ago, "green rust". 8 sciencedaily.com 5:08 PM Jul 18, 2021 Twit
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    Font - Dr. Stephanie Olson @ExoStepho Replying to @ExoStepho So, geochemical friends: any ideas for how to safely remove green rust from dog fur? or any bets for how her fur color will change in the coming days? 5:08 PM Jul 18, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 145 Retweets 12 Quote Tweets 4,954 Likes
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    Font - Dr. Stephanie Olson @ExoStepho ... Replying to @ExoStepho Alternative hypothesis: Olive is actually short for Olivine, a famously green mineral, and she is just honoring her namesake. 5:08 PM Jul 18, 2021 Twitter for iPhone 285 Retweets 23 Quote Tweets 13.7K Likes

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