NATIONAL (NBC/KAIT) -Scientists from Oregon State University are taking a deeper look into dog aggression.
Researchers have been tracking micro-organisms found in their intestines and it showed dogs deemed aggressive have different kids of organisms than non-aggressive dogs.
They suggest that if they could alter those organisms in aggressive dogs, they might be able to make them more obedient.
“Perhaps some of the microbes that are growing in high abundance in the aggressive dogs are chemicals that aggravate the immune systems of dogs," One researcher said. "It could make them uncomfortable and make them more anxious, fearful, or aggressive as a result.”
Researchers are now focusing on bacteria and viruses that live in our bodies and pets bodies to treat physical, emotional, even behavioral issues.
Scientists admit that they're in the early stages of this research and a lot more needs to be done.
They say the next step is to test different breeds and put some of these potential treatments to the test.