DoggyBiome Gut Health Test

Figure out what is really going on with your dog's gut!

Your dog’s symptoms (diarrhea, skin, weight and immune system issues) may be related to a digestive imbalance.

Using genetic sequencing, our at-home Gut Health Test detects bacterial imbalances, identifies which groups may be causing a problem, and tells you how to fix it.

The test kit includes everything you need to collect a stool sample from your dog, and send it back to us for assessment.

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Gut Health Test Benefits!

  • Actionable insights for personalized diet, supplement, or lifestyle changes to improve dog gut health
  • Detects bacterial imbalances and identifies which groups may be problematic
  • Learn how to change your dog’s diet to improve their gut health
  • Allows you to see how the gut responds to dietary changes or treatments by retesting
  • Fast results, receive your report in about two weeks once your sample arrives in our lab

Backed By Science

We've identified the optimal digestive health (microbiome) make-up for healthy cats and dogs, and created innovative products to help restore your pet’s digestive system.

Sample Report

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Our Process

Our Microbiome Tests and Supplements can be used separately, or combined, to help improve your pet’s gut and overall health. Here’s how they work together:

Assess

Order a Gut Health Test. Collect a small stool sample from your pet, and mail the sample back to us (prepaid envelope provided). We extract and sequence DNA from the sample to identify your pet’s gut bacteria. You will receive a report in about 2 weeks. Go online to understand your pet’s results.

Restore 

Use our Gut Restore Supplement to replace and rebalance bacteria that are missing and restore pet gut health.

Maintain

Retest your pet after supplement completion, or if symptoms recur. Compare test results through the online Pet Portal. Supplements may be an ongoing part of your pet’s care, or when medication, diet, age, illness or environment cause troublesome digestive and immune health symptoms.

Product Details

  • Two collection tubes (one is a backup)
  • Sterile cotton swabs to sample your pet’s fecal matter
  • Surgical gloves
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • A small plastic bag for enclosing the collection tube
  • A padded mailer (already addressed) to return your collection tube to the AnimalBiome laboratory (pre-paid shipping within the continental US)

Note: The fresher the stool sample, the more accurate the results.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Microbiome Testing?

Microbiome testing is the process of sequencing bacterial genetic material from a small fecal sample. We can detect all known bacteria from your pet’s stool sample and then provide you with a comprehensive report.

What are the benefits of Microbiome Testing?

Testing your pet’s microbiome provides insight into their gut health. Then imbalances in gut bacteria can be addressed to stop or prevent a number of chronic health conditions, including troublesome digestive disorders and skin conditions.

What is the testing process like?

When you purchase AnimalBiome Products, you support research to develop innovative, science-backed treatments for the millions of pets suffering from digestive disorders. We provide everything you need to make testing your pet simple (including gloves)!

  • Collect: Order a Microbiome Test Kit, collect a small stool sample, mail the sample back (prepaid envelope) to our lab.
  • Analyze: We extract and sequence DNA from the sample to identify your pet’s gut bacteria.
  • Results: Once we’ve processed your sample we’ll email your report AND provide online access to explore, compare, and share your pet’s results.

The test results identify the types and proportions of bacteria living in your pet’s gut, in comparison with our large and growing database of healthy pets. The report includes actionable insights to help you improve pet digestive health.

Some pets may already show signs of a chronic digestive issue or have been diagnosed. The test report will provide useful insights for you and your veterinarian.  

Where do you get your data from?

When we receive your pet’s stool sample, we use our laboratory facilities to extract the DNA from all the bacteria in the sample. The fecal sample we ask for is about the size of a pea and will contain roughly one billion bacterial cells. We take the combined DNA from all those bacterial cells and we amplify a small region from each cell: Think of this as a barcode. We collect each bacterium’s barcode.

Next, we take all those barcodes, and we sequence thousands of them. We then use powerful analytic software to interpret those thousands of barcodes and provide the data to you in a simple dashboard.