We ship most orders within 1-2 business days after they are placed.
Please see this page for more information about how we make the capsules that are included in our Gut Microbiome Restoration Systems.
Don't worry! The FMT pills are perfectly safe at room temperature: the key is that they are kept completely dry, and out of hot, humid environments. The pills can be stored in the refrigerator if that is convenient for you, but it is not necessary. Do not place them in the freezer.
Yes, in many cases pet insurance companies will cover the cost of both our testing kits and fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) capsules. When you submit a claim, include the following three documents: (1) the receipt from your AnimalBiome purchase; (2) your pet's medical record showing the medical condition you are treating; and (3) a statement from your pet's veterinarian, indicating that they have prescribed this treatment for the condition.
Please see this page for instructions on how to create your pet's profile, fill out information about them and register their sample code.
Gut bacteria are essential for proper digestion. They also affect mental health and shape the immune system. Every pet has a unique population of bacteria, and the diversity of this population helps keeps your pet healthy. AnimalBiome allows you to observe the current state of your pet’s gut bacteria, and provides you with an online tool to help you decide if there are steps you can take to improve your pet’s gut health.
Your pet could have a bacterial imbalance that you may not know about. Early detection of imbalances in your pet’s microbiome is crucial in identifying potential chronic illnesses before they develop.
Even if your pet already has a healthy gut microbiome, it’s still important to see exactly what it looks like. Your pet’s gut bacteria can be disrupted by things like antibiotics, infections, and disease, and having a baseline profile of your healthy pet is the best way to ensure your pet’s gut health returns to its optimal level.
Chronic digestive disorders are very common. More than 10% of pet owners have a cat or dog suffering from a chronic digestive disorder like inflammatory bowel disease.* Most of these disorders are directly linked to imbalanced gut bacteria and can cause life-long discomfort for pets (and their owners). There is currently no cure for chronic digestive disorders, and owners can spend thousands of dollars annually to manage these conditions once they develop. AnimalBiome is currently developing treatments to prevent these conditions from arising in the first place.
*According to statistics gathered from our surveys of the general American population.
The science of gut bacteria treatment is still in its infancy. Until we have developed a more comprehensive database of pet microbiomes, we will not be selling treatments for pets that fall into this category. By purchasing an AnimalBiome kit, you will help us generate the data needed to pioneer new treatments for your pet and others.
Some people suggest giving your pet a probiotic, prebiotic or a raw food diet to restore diversity. We don’t have enough evidence yet to back this advice, although we are working on testing these treatments. If you’ve already had your pet tested and want to try an intervention, contact us and we will provide you with a discounted kit for follow-up testing.
Chronic digestive disorders are defined by their symptoms, not their source. Our test can help you determine if your sick pet has an imbalanced gut. Fecal transplants are growing in popularity as a treatment to restore gut bacteria diversity. If your pet is currently suffering from chronic digestive issues, you may want to consider trying our Fecal Microbiota Transplant capsules made with material from pre-screened dog and cat donors.
Once you receive your kit:
Note: The fresher the stool sample, the more accurate the results.
Once we receive your pet’s sample, it will take 6-8 weeks for us to process it and analyze the data.
We provide your pet’s results in an interactive online dashboard. Using this web platform, you can:
As we keep signing up new pets, your pet’s results will continue to grow. We have new features in the pipeline, so check back regularly or read our monthly newsletter for updates.