Gut bacteria are vital to your dog’s health. The microbes in your pet’s digestive tract are referred to as its microbiome. From chronic digestive disorders to mental health, the microbiome affects almost every aspect of your pet’s health and happiness.
Diet, medications, and habitat influence the microbiome. When a pet’s microbiome is unbalanced, symptoms may include chronic diarrhea or constipation, vomiting, skin conditions and diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
The DoggyBiome Gut Health Test kit contains everything you need, including step-by-step instructions, to take a sample of your pet’s stool and mail it back to the AnimalBiome laboratory.
- Two collection tubes (one is a backup)
- Sterile cotton swabs to sample your pet’s fecal matter
- Surgical gloves
- Step-by-step instructions
- A small plastic bag for enclosing the collection tube
- A padded mailer (pre-addressed) to return your collection tube to the AnimalBiome laboratory (prepaid shipping within the US)
How It Works
Once AnimalBiome has received your pet's stool sample, they will extract and sequence DNA from the sample to identify your pet’s gut bacteria. You'll receive a report in 2-4 weeks via email and you can also go online to explore and understand your pet’s results.
If recommended, use the Gut Restoration Supplement to replace and rebalance bacteria that are missing, to rebalance your dog's gut health. Retest your pet at the end of each supplement cycle or if symptoms recur. You will be able to compare your dog's test results through AnimalBiome's online Pet Portal.
AnimalBiome will provide you with comparison tools to see how your pet’s gut bacteria compares to benchmarks for healthy and sick pets. As they learn more about the different types of bacteria in your dog’s microbiome, they will keep you informed of current research.