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The Potential of Fecal Transplants

What are Fecal Transplants?

Fecal transplants are regularly featured in the news for their applications in human healthcare, but they don’t have as much traction in the veterinary community. This process moves fecal matter from a healthy individual to the digestive tracts of ailing individuals. Although fecal transplants might sound strange, they are proven effective against certain deadly intestinal infections that are antibiotic-resistant, and they are being tested to treat a wide range of illnesses. How can poop be a cure?

Sometimes the bacteria that inhabit an imbalanced gut aren’t the best at living in the gut and promoting wellness. They may just be survivors: the only ones that were able to withstand antibiotic treatments or an imbalanced diet. When fecal transplants are delivered to the intestine, a large variety of different bacteria are available to re-colonize the depleted gut and restore balance to this ecosystem.

Fecal transplants are growing in popularity as a treatment to restore gut bacteria diversity. At AnimalBiome, we’ve developed fecal transplant pills for dogs and cats from pre-screened donors to make this treatment a little easier to swallow. You are welcome to purchase the fecal transplant pills from our website, and we also work with a number of veterinarians. If you prefer to purchase through your veterinarian and they do not currently offer our products, please have them contact us at team@animalbiome.com or send us their contact information and we can call them on your behalf.