Your Cat May Need A Gut Microbiome Health Test
Diarrhea, Hairballs, Itchy Skin, or Gas?
Diarrhea, hairballs, itchy skin, and gas, are all symptoms of an imbalanced gut microbiome in cats. Since 2016 we have tested the gut microbiome of over 30,000 dogs and cats. The results have been surprising, with up to 80% of otherwise healthy pets showing some sign of imbalance1 and 1 in 7 cats showing unhealthy levels of E. coli in their gut microbiome2.
Haven't tested your cat's gut microbiome yet? See if a KittyBiome Gut Microbiome Health Test can help your cat. Here's how it works:
How It Works
Order a Cat Gut Health Test kit.
Our $99 KittyBiome Gut Microbiome Health Test ships for free in the U.S. and orders typically go out same day, or next day, from reciept of order.
Collect a poop sample.
The microbiome test kit includes everything you’ll need to collect two pea-sized samples of your cat's poop. Be sure to register your dog's sample and enter the six-character ID code listed on the instruction guide and/or sample tubes.
Send us your sample.
Send your cat's poop sample to our state-of-the-art labs in Oakland, CA. The kit includes a prepaid envelope for US residents so sending the sample in is free.
We analyze your sample.
Using DNA sequencing, our scientists identify the types and proportions of all the bacteria living in your pet’s gut and compare it to our healthy reference set (one of the largest reference data sets in the world).
Receive your report.
In about two weeks, you’ll receive an email notification that your test results are ready and can be accessed via our online Pet Portal. You’ll also receive personalized recommendations to improve your pet’s health.
Questions about your cats's report?
We are here to help! Email us your questions or schedule a free 20 minute consultation to review your cat's personalized gut microbiome health report at email@example.com.
What Can I Learn About My Cat From Gut Microbiome Testing?
Microbiome testing provides useful insights that no other current veterinary test can offer. If your cat has digestive problems, diarrhea, hairballs, itchy skin, gas, bad breath, or immune system issues, those symptoms might be related to a gut microbiome imbalance.
Find out what’s going on inside your pet’s digestive system:
Your pet’s unique microbial community
Using DNA sequencing, we identify all the types of bacteria living in your pet’s gut, giving you a detailed picture of your cat’s or dog’s unique gut microbiome.
If important bacteria are missing, the gut microbiome is out of balance. Identifying imbalances early allows you to make changes to your pet’s diet or lifestyle that can improve or prevent symptoms.
Your pet’s diet
Each gut microbiome is unique. Different pets need different dietary adjustments to support the growth of specific beneficial bacteria. Food recommendations based on your pet’s individual results will help you make simple changes that can improve their gut health and overall wellness.
A comparison of your pet’s results with the healthy reference set reveals whether your pet is missing any important bacterial groups. The absence may be a result of antibiotic use, diet, illness, or other factors.
Microbiome testing can quickly identify any problematic groups of gut bacteria. These may be pathogens that don’t belong in a healthy pet’s gut or normal members of the microbiome that have grown too numerous.
Here's What Our Customers Have To Say
Good way to see inside your cat.
"I’ve ordered two tests so far and I love the way they present both sets of information in a clear way that makes it easy to compare and track progress. I’m very impressed with KittyBiome, my cat who suffers w/ inflammatory bowel disease is improving and her Vet & I are very encouraged. Thank you!” - Cynthia B., 4/19/2021
Product: Kittyiome™ Gut Health Test
Saved this little cat's life!
“When I tested with the KittyBiome Gut Health Test mid May 2022, it revealed a serious microbiome imbalance compared to healthy cats and a severe overgrowth of Escherichia Shigella (which is often seen in humans with alimentary lymphoma). I cannot express my gratitude enough as I truly believe that this product (Gut Health Test and GMP Gut Maintentance Plus) saved this little cat's life. ” - AJB., 5/17/2022
Product: KittyBiome™ Gut Health Test and GMP
Highly recommend it!
“I’m a feline veterinarian and find these tests so impressive. The science is incredible. I’m a firm believer since discovering them. They have helped my personal kitten when nothing else would. Thank you!!” - Megan D., 1/14/2021
Product: KittyBiome™ Gut Health Test
“This will be the third time that I have done a poop test on my seven year old, raw fed, male cat. The first two test results gave me very helpful information on the condition of his gut, it was not in good conditon. He had rounds of poop pills after each of the those two poop tests,and his gut health had improved after each round. I am hoping that the results of this third poop test will give results at least as good as the results after the second poop test.” - Sheila B., 11/30/2020
Products: KittyBiome™ Gut Test and Gut Restore FMT Capsules
1 - January 2022 AnimalBiome / Monroe Town & Country Veterinary study of 55 asymptomatic pets found that 83% had mild to severe gut microbiome imbalances.
2 - April 2022 review of AnimalBiome data shows that 20% of cats tested had elevated and unhealthy levels of E-coli in their gut microbiome test results.