Microbiome Testing

Trust Your Gut

Pet microbiome testing is an innovative approach that analyzes the complex community of microorganisms living in your pet’s gut, known as the microbiome. This community includes bacteria, fungi, and viruses that play a crucial role in your pet’s overall health. By examining the composition and diversity of these microorganisms, our veterinarians can gain insights into various aspects of your pet’s health, including digestion, immune function, and even behavior.

Holistic veterinary care emphasizes pets’ overall well-being, considering physical, emotional, and environmental factors. Microbiome testing fits seamlessly into this approach, offering a scientific basis for our personalized and preventive healthcare strategies. This non-invasive procedure involves collecting a small stool sample from your pet. The sample is then sent to AnimalBiome, a specialized lab where genomic sequencing techniques are used to identify and quantify the bacterial microorganisms present. The results provide a comprehensive report on the diversity and abundance of the bacterial species in your pet’s gut.

Why is Microbiome Testing Valuable?

Understanding and optimizing your pet’s microbiome can enhance their health, longevity, and quality of life. Like humans, the gut microbiome is integral to your pet’s health. Imbalances in this microbial community can lead to various health issues, such as gastrointestinal problems, allergies, skin conditions, diabetes, and even depression. Microbiome testing provides a detailed snapshot of your pet’s gut health, enabling our holistic veterinarians to identify imbalances and tailor personalized treatment plans.

In addition to testing, AnimalBiome offers an extensive line of high-quality supplements tailored to meet a variety of needs for dogs and cats. Using the data from your pet’s testing, our veterinarians will determine what’s needed to restore and maintain a healthy gut microbiome for your pet.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule microbiome testing for your pet, call us today at (804) 325-1600