|Spring arrives at dinner time March 20 2015|
|A little moisture evaporates|
|Thanks to funnypics.com for the inspiration.|
The charge of one proton is equal in strength to the charge of one electron. When the number of protons in an atom equals the number of electrons, the atom itself has no overall charge, it is neutral.
So what are atoms made of? In the middle of each atom is a "nucleus." The nucleus contains two kinds of tiny particles, called protons and neutrons. Orbiting around the nucleus are even smaller particles called electrons. The 115 (the #5 looks like me sitting on the window sill LOL) kinds of atoms are different from each other because they have different numbers of protons, neutrons and electrons.
Static electricity is common when the air is dry and the humidity is low, so it is a much more frequent problem in the winter months when the air is cold and dry, and indoor heating removes moisture from the air. Problem static electricity can also occur year-round in places with a dry climate. Your pet’s fur will build up a small electrical charge, and sometimes the fur may even visibly stand on-end. When you touch your pet, you both may receive a small shock.
|"Playing in the Neutral Zone" LOL|
Not surprisingly, the solution is to add moisture back to your environment and/or your pet’s fur. A room humidifier will add needed moisture to the air, reducing static electricity. A light mist of water on your pet’s fur will make the fur incapable of holding a static charge. You can also add moisture to your pet’s fur by bathing a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, you can also get ionic brushes to help eliminate this http:www.petmeds.org Also, consider adding an Omega 3 fatty acid supplement to your pet’s diet to keep his coat healthy, shiny and moisturized from the inside-out".
|Courtesy: Lois Wain - Spring Cleaning|