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Fecal Transplants for Dogs with Chronic Digestive Issues

Posted by Holly Ganz, PhD on

Fecal Transplants for Dogs with Chronic Digestive Issues

Fecal transplants can help dogs with chronic digestive problems recover their health, by helping them build an improved microbiome.

The term alone is a conversation-stopper. Fecal transplants? For dogs? Don’t laugh. Fecal transplants are making headlines as a wonder drug for pets and people.

This article was originally featured in Whole Dog Journal.

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Could Your Dog’s Diet Lead to Chronic Inflammation?

Posted by Holly Ganz, PhD on

Could Your Dog’s Diet Lead to Chronic Inflammation?

If your dog suffers from chronic digestive problems, the reason could be an immune response gone wrong. When, instead of correctly fighting off harmful invaders, the immune system reacts to the body’s own cells or to something in the diet, the result can be chronic inflammation, which can wreak havoc with your dog’s digestive system.

In this article we'll explain what inflammation is, how the gut microbiome and diet could be involved in inflammation, and how you can lower your dog's risk for chronic inflammation.

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22 New Bacterial Species Discovered with Help of Lil BUB

Posted by Holly Ganz, PhD on

22 New Bacterial Species Discovered with Help of Lil BUB

We live in an era of discovery, especially as it relates to the microbiome and how microbial diversity influences our world, our health--and even our pet’s health. AnimalBiome is pushing scientific exploration to new levels in the world of cat and dog health. Now, with the help of one of the internet’s most famous cats, AnimalBiome is working to uncover new bacterial species in the most unusual of places—cat poop.

Thanks to a recent collaboration between Phase Genomics, AnimalBiome, and KittyBiome, Lil BUB helped to discover 22 new microbes living in cats. This discovery could in time reveal new insights into cat health and happiness.

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AnimalBiome supports the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Walk

Posted by Kari Goodman on

AnimalBiome supports the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Walk
We recently spent a lovely Saturday in Walnut Creek, California at a fundraiser for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the “Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Walk.” AnimalBiome contributed to the event to help build awareness for these debilitating diseases and to raise funds to help find cures. Before the walk started, several patients shared heartbreaking testimonials about their experiences with the diagnosis and treatment of their condition. The details of life with such a serious digestive condition are graphic, and we were struck by the bravery of each of them for sharing their experience. Just like people, dogs and cats can experience crippling gastrointestinal disorders.

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Shelter Cat Struggles with Chronic Diarrhea: Marigold’s Story of Healing

Posted by Jana Botelho on

Shelter Cat Struggles with Chronic Diarrhea: Marigold’s Story of Healing

Meet Marigold: From a shelter cat with chronic diarrhea and on a euthanasia list, to present day a happy, healthy and well-loved cat. Fierce love from her person drove a long search for health solutions. This included dietary changes and fecal transplant pills that helped to restore Marigold’s gut health.

Without the community effort of the rescue operation Cat Town, veterinarians, AnimalBiome and most of all her pet parent, Tracy Gondo (who stood by her cat to find a solution that would improve her quality of life); Marigold would not be here today.

 

Discover Marigold’s story told by her dedicated person, Tracy Gondo.

 

 

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