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All you need to know about how to better manage the health and diet of your pet using the PetBiome analysis, in 3 easy steps.
The Testing Process
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.
What is the Microbiome?
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.