Our Science

As the world’s leading pet microbiome research company, we’ve developed award-winning innovative solutions, including the first-ever at-home gut microbiome test for cats and dogs. Health and happiness for cats and dogs—backed by science.

The Microbiome

A pet’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract hosts a unique community of hundreds of different types of bacteria and other microbes (such as viruses and fungi), referred to collectively as the gut microbiome (pronounced: mī-krō-ˈbī-ˌōm). A diverse, well-balanced gut microbiome is essential for digestion and nutrient absorption. Each bacterial group in the gut plays an important role in your patient’s body, so a healthy gut microbiome is also crucial for overall well-being and longevity.

When some key beneficial bacteria are missing from the microbiome, or the different bacterial groups aren’t present in the right amounts, the resulting imbalance can trigger inflammation. And constant inflammation can lead to chronic illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), skin issues, immune system reactions, diabetes, and even depression. Learn more about the gut microbiome here.

Our Process

AnimalBiome’s scientists have studied the microbiomes of more than 10,000 cats and dogs and have developed science-backed solutions for pets suffering from a range of symptoms. If the pet suffers from health problems like diarrhea, vomiting, or itchy skin, the cause could be a microbiome imbalance. Our microbiome testing and supplement products provide a scientific, comprehensive roadmap to achieving a healthy gut microbiome through our 3-Step Process: Assess | Restore | Maintain.

Assess the pet’s gut health to understand what’s really going on inside the cat or dog.

Restore balance to the gut’s microbial populations to relieve the pet’s symptoms.

Maintain a healthy, well-balanced microbiome to help the pet live a longer, happier life.

Want to learn more?

Read about our science and process here.