Research has shown that a balanced gut microbiome (the digestive system and how it handles food for nutrition and energy) is essential to overall health and longevity. When a pet’s microbiome is unbalanced, diarrhea, skin, immune system, and weight problems occur, and managing unpleasant symptoms can affect quality of life for pets (and pet parents).
Your pet’s microbiome (gut digestive system) is a complex internal environment. Testing your pet’s microbiome provides insight into their gut health status, and our first-of-its-kind fecal microbiota transplant capsules help supplement and restore your pet’s microbiome while relieving troublesome symptoms.
Your pet’s digestive, skin, and immune system issues may be related to a digestive imbalance. Using genetic sequencing, our at-home Gut Health Test detects bacterial imbalances, identifies which groups may be causing a problem, and tells you how to fix it.
Order a Gut Health Test. Collect a small stool sample from your pet and send the sample to AnimalBiome using the prepaid mailer. In 2-3 weeks, you will receive a report with actionable insights for personalized diet, supplement, or lifestyle changes to improve your pet’s gut health
By analyzing the microbiome of thousands of cats and dogs, we have identified two types of microbiome imbalances affecting cat and dog health:
In both of these cases we may recommend retesting your pet’s microbiome to confirm the desired improvements or to identify any remaining areas for improvement. You will be able to compare before and after results through the online Pet Portal.
Once your pet’s microbiome has been restored, we recommend retesting at least once per year or if the signs of chronic digestive or skin issues return. Supplements may be an ongoing part of your pet’s care to maintain a healthy gut, or when medication, diet, age, illness or environment cause troublesome digestive and immune health symptoms.
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