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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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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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9 Ways to Improve Your Cat's Gut Health

Posted by Jana Botelho on

9 Ways to Improve Your Cat's Gut Health

From digestion to mental health, your cat's gut health affects almost every aspect of their health and happiness. Your cat has a unique collection of hundreds of different types of single-celled microorganisms (bacteria and other microbes) in its digestive tract, referred to as the gut microbiome. Gut bacteria are crucial for digestion and obtaining nutrients from the food your cat eats.

Below we’ve pulled together 9 ways to improve your cat’s gut health through nutritional changes, medical interventions and environmental enrichment.

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My cat was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Posted by Aubrey Tauer on

My cat was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

A diagnosis of a disorder like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in your cat can be challenging to deal with for you, your veterinarian, and of course your feline companion. Inflammatory bowel disease is a common disease veterinarians see in practice. Below we’ll cover what a diagnosis of IBD in your cat means, possible causes, other diseases that might need to be ruled out, and possible treatments or therapies to ask your veterinarian about.

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