Petbiome is the first dedicated laboratory service in Europe, using the latest MiSeq NGS technology to produce a real time snap shot of the internal microbial community of the gastrointestinal tract. The data produced by the test provides valuable insight into the diet, metabolism and energy production, which together contribute to the overall health and well being of our pets.
Our pets have a microbiome that is home to over 1014 bacterial species, with links to immune function, energy and nutrient availability. The gut bacteria, eubacteria, roseburia and clostridiales, help to form a barrier against invasion from pathogenic bacteria, the barrier is called the 'Resistome'. Many of our pets have low levels of these good gut bacteria. The NGS test will accurately pinpoint low levels of all the good gut bacteria and make personalised recommendations on how best to increase them through dietary changes.
Pathogenic bacteria living in the gut colonise the gut wall and produce inflammatory chemicals that promote an undesirable immune response. The NGS test highlights these bacteria at the same time identifying and quantifying the good gut bacteria.
Some diets actually feed the pathogenic bacteria whilst the use of antibiotics wipes out the good gut bacteria, the NGS test will highlight the imbalances allowing for accurate changes and improved overall health.