Our Process

A Healthy Pet Starts With A Healthy Gut

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).

The Challenge: Identify and Restore Balance

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.

Our Process: Assess, Restore, and Maintain

Assess

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

Restore

By analyzing the microbiome of thousands of cats and dogs, we have identified two types of microbiome imbalances affecting cat and dog health: 

  • Slight imbalances where all of the right bacteria are present but not in the right proportions. These can usually be resolved by changing your pet’s diet by adding more protein or fiber.
  • Moderate to severe imbalances where groups of bacteria that we don’t typically see in healthy cats and dogs are present in large amounts or key groups of beneficial bacteria are missing. In these cases we recommend our Gut Restore Supplement to rebalance the microbiome and introduce beneficial bacteria that aren’t found in typical probiotics. We may also recommend dietary changes and other supplements to work in concert with the Gut Restore Supplement to restore your pet’s microbiome. 

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.

Maintain

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.

Pet Gut Health Products

Explore our Microbiome Tests and Supplement Products for cats and dogs

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About the Microbiome: A balanced, healthy microbiome is foundational to your pet’s health.
Our Science: Learn more details on the fascinating science behind microbiome testing and understand our supplement science.
Contact Us: Have questions? We’d love to hear from you!