Frequently Asked Questions
What is fecal microbiome testing and what are the benefits?
Fecal microbiome testing is the process of sequencing bacterial DNA material from a small fecal sample. We can detect all known bacteria from your dog’s stool sample and then provide you with a comprehensive report.
Testing a dog’s microbiome provides insights into their health. Then imbalances in specific gut bacteria can be addressed to help alleviate such symptoms as diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, and itchy skin that may be associated with some chronic health conditions.
How do I register my sample?
Go to app.animalbiome.com to create an account, and complete your dog’s profile.
Select “Register Sample” at the top of the page. Enter the six-character ID code listed on the front of your instruction guide.
Please note that your sample must be registered in order for our scientists to complete the analysis.
Is my sample safe in the mail?
Yes, your sample is safe. The sample tubes contain a special liquid that keeps the bacteria perfectly preserved for analysis, across a very wide range of temperatures. Once inside the tube, the sample is safe for several months.
When will I receive my results?
You can expect to receive your results about 2-3 weeks after the sample arrives at our lab.
My vet recommended doing this test and I am so glad we did. It really helped me identify what was going on with my dog. I loved the free consultation and I think my favorite part was that the vet didn't sound like they were trying to sell us on the supplements, but damn!! I am going to buy them just because of the whole experience!
I can’t say enough positive about this product. I owe them the life of my puppy. I took him to every vet I could and spent thousand on testing. We tried every food I could think of including several types of prescription diets. He could not eat food. After months of his pain and crying I found some food he could tolerate….but he couldn’t thrive on what I found. A specialist gave me 3 options for him. None were viable so I chose “door #4.” I had his stool analyzed by Animalbiome and discovered he didn’t have enough good bacteria to process food. We noticed a change his first bottle of fecal pills. He has now just finished his 4th bottle. His last stool test showed him “balanced.” He is eating real food and a variety of everything. He is afraid and hesitant of food. He remembers being in pain every time he ate. We have hand fed him for most of his life. He has eaten by himself for a week now. We are so proud of how far he has come. We are discovering a few foods he loves. It is heartwarming to see him discover new foods as we gently introduce new items to his diet. The tummy aches are gone. He is now 14 months old. Happy, happy, and healthy! I can’t thank Animalbiome enough.
We were introduced to AnimalBiome after listening to an episode with Dr. Karen Becker and Rodney Habib. Dr. Holly Ganz sold me on the test and why it is so important. I was thoroughly impressed with the gut health test we purchased for our dog. He hasn’t experienced any major health issues thus far and he is only 1.5 years old but I want to set him up for success and have the best understanding I can of his health. After purchasing the test we took our sample and sent it in. The instructions were so clear and easy to use and having the product shipped was so easy. Our results came back in a very timely manner and the report was very detailed. Our guy ended up being rated with a mild/Moderate microbiome imbalance. We have been following the recommendations give by the Animal Care Team and he is also now taking the Gut Restore Supplement. We ordered a second test and plan to retest as recommended. I would highly recommend this to anyone who truly wants to help their pets live their best life!
This product has been instrumental in providing a clear, consideration, report on the status/level of my pup’s bacteria related stomach issues. Simple to use and submit backed by an outstanding AnimalBiome team that go above and beyond in their support and guidance in supporting my efforts to improve my pup’s stomach bacteria problems.
The Gut Biome test is very comprehensive and really impressive!
My dog showed some high bad bacteria, and low good bacteria. She had intermittent vomiting and rare occasional bloody diarrhea, along with bad breath, low energy, frequent nausea and poor appetite. The first round of Gut Restore pills did improve her health, along with a change of diet, and supplements.
The second Gut Health test shows improvement, and she's no longer having any problems with vomiting, nausea or diarrhea.
One of the "bad" bacteria is no longer a problem. One is much lower.
Along with the Gut Restore pills, I can not overstate how helpful and knowledgeable the Animal Biome team is!
The consult after the test with a team member is extremely helpful, concise, and they have answered every single question I have had, with a very quick response via e-mail. Two of the supplements they recommended were very effective in helping my dog.
I'll give her another round of the Gut Restore pills, and then test again, but we are making very steady noticeable improvement.
After almost a year of tearing my hair out trying to figure out what to do to help my dog, she is now full of energy, has an extremely good appetite, and her bowel movements are perfect.
I rarely post a review on anything - but Animal Biome really deserves it! Thank you!