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Pancreatitis in Cats: a silent killer

Posted by Holly Ganz, PhD on

Pancreatitis in Cats: a silent killer

Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) is a gastrointestinal disorder that can affect cats. While it’s reported to occur in only 2% of cats, it may be much more common than we think and a recent veterinary study suggests that more than 40% of all cats may be affected. Symptoms in cats are subtle and can be easily overlooked, making it hard to diagnose this silent killer.

We spoke with Dr. Michael Sterns of 4Paws Mobile Veterinary Services in Mountain View, CA about questions that come up frequently when cat parents have a sick cat.

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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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Fighting IBD with a Fecal Transplant: My Dog Emmy’s Story

Posted by Alex Martin on

Fighting IBD with a Fecal Transplant: My Dog Emmy’s Story
Meet Emmy, a young pit bull mix who began her life on the street as a tiny, immunocompromised puppy with undiagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Against all odds, she survived and today is an energetic, healthy young adult. After a long, difficult struggle to determine this pup’s complex digestive issues her resourceful pet parent found health solutions with a fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) along with making some important dietary changes.

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