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 cat’s stool sample and then provide you with a comprehensive report.
Testing a cat’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 cat’s Pet 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.
This was an easy test to do, and got results very quickly. Really interesting information, and passed along to my vets. My IBD kitty has been suffering vomiting and diarrhea for over a year, and it was great to have this resource for her care.
I was thrilled to find AnimalBiome, Milton has made some progress but it has been slow. He is a feral rescue kitty so who knows what he was eating. Looking forward to a successful end to his issues.
My cat has had chronic digestive issues for a long time, and my vet recommended the Kitty Biome gut health test. It was so helpful to get detailed information about his gut biome!
Used this test to check the gut health of my IBD kitty. Will be interesting to see how it has changed after being on the KittyBiome capsules. Very interesting information.
Our cat is five years old and for the last three years has been an excessive groomer to the point of causing infection and significant hair loss on her belly. We'd tried special diets, allergy shots, and a number of other things. Last summer one of her vets recommended doing the KittyBiome test. At the time, it was a bit more expensive than our budget allowed. By December we were able to do it and also the Gut Restore. What we learned from the test helped us figure out what was out of whack with her. We've had to do a few rounds of the Gut Restore and seen more and more long lasting improvement with each round and are cautiously optimistic that we've finally solved this mystery. It was definitely worth the money.