Gut Health Microbiome
Test Your cat’s symptoms (diarrhea, skin, weight, and immunity issues) may be related to a digestive imbalance. The Kitty Kit includes everything you need to collect a stool sample from your cat, and send it back to us for assessment. After we process the sample, you will receive results (via email and online) to understand, and if necessary, help restore your cat's microbiome.
The KittyBiome Gut Health Test contains everything you need, including step-by-step instructions, to take a sample of your pet’s stool and mail it back (in a pre-paid envelope) to our laboratory for analysis. Choose either (i) two test for one cat (before and after) or (ii) two test kit.
The "before and after" test is intended for when you want to understand how your cat's microbiome changes before and after a particular intervention such as a diet change or fecal transplant. If you choose this option, your samples will be tagged in our database to make this comparison easier.
Notes: Sample should be taken within 6 hours of stool for most accurate results.
Microbiome Testing and Gut Restoration Process
Our Microbiome Test and Supplements work individually, and together, to help improve your pet’s gut and overall health.
1. COLLECT: Order a Microbiome Test Kit, collect a small stool sample from your pet, and mail the sample back to us (prepaid envelope).
2. ANALYZE & REPORT: We extract and sequence DNA from the sample to identify your pet’s gut bacteria. You receive a report (in 2-4 weeks) via email AND can go online to explore and understand your pet’s results.
3. RESTORE: Use our Microbiome Supplement to replace and rebalance bacteria that are missing, and rebalance pet gut health.
4. REASSESS: Retest your pet at the end of each supplement cycle, 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, illness, age or environment cause troublesome digestive and immunity symptoms.
The science behind AnimalBiome is pretty amazing, and with millions of bacteria being analyzed, there’s a lot of information – if you want to learn more: