Petbiome is a dedicated laboratory service providing a real time analysis of the microbial community in the gut of your pet using the latest gene technology. The millions of reads of bacteria are then organised into an easy to understand report format. Highlighted in the report are imbalances and nutritional deficiencies that may affect the health and vitality of your pet together with advice on how to rebalance the biome.
Also highlighted are bacteria linked to ill health, inflammation and allergies.
A dog's or cat’s gut microbiome is not only critically important to the health of the digestive tract but also to overall health and well being. The Petbiome test provides the owner with all the information they need to make the best decisions on what to eat and the best pro and prebiotics to supplement.
Stress, medication and diet alters the biome, reducing the good gut bacteria and destabilising the whole G.I. tract.
A faecal sample can be taken and analysed, using the latest genomic technology, to give the accurate and personalised information needed to manage the diet.
Animals are 90% microbes, over 100 trillion of them. The majority of the animals' microbes live in their gut, particularly in the large intestine. The microbiome is the genetic material of all the microbes - bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses - that live on and inside the animals body.
The number of genes in all the microbes in one microbiome is 200 times the number of genes in the animal/human genome. The microbiome may weigh as much as five pounds. The bacteria in the microbiome helps the animal digest their food, regulate the immune system, protects against other bacteria that cause disease, and produce vitamins including B vitamins B12, thiamine and riboflavin, and Vitamin K, which is needed for blood coagulation.
The microbiome is essential for human and animal development, immunity and nutrition. The bacteria living on our pets are not invaders but beneficial colonizers. Autoimmune diseases such as diabetes type 2, arthritis and allergies, are associated with dysfunction/imbalance/dysbiosis in the microbiome. Disease-causing microbes accumulate over time, changing gene activity and metabolic processes and resulting in an abnormal immune response against substances and tissues normally present in the body, this type of disease is passed on by the inherited microbiome, having a healthy microbiome is critical to avoid ill health.