Gut health is a crucial component of a pet's long and happy life. NomNomNow encourages you to learn about your pet's microbiome.
Bacteria are everywhere—even your pet’s mouth. But most of the species that live there aren’t going to make your pet sick. They play an important role in keeping your pet healthy. And scientists are constantly learning more about the links between the oral microbiome and health.
Animal intestines are a haven for microbes—and imbalance in the types of bacteria that live there is linked to gastrointestinal disease. Evidence shows that using probiotics could help your pet keep a healthy microbiome and help their symptoms.
Bacteria are everywhere—including on you and your pet. Scientists have learned that these bacteria have a profound effect on overall health, and exchanging microbes with dogs early in life could help.
As your pet ages, it may be harder for them to move around. Scientists have found links between the microbiome and joint pain—whether from age-related arthritis or inflammatory arthritis caused by a malfunctioning immune system. Future research could help researchers develop new treatments to protect our pets’ joints.
Dive in to the world of probiotics, and learn what they are and how they can influence our health and the health of our pets.
Trillions of microbes (including viruses and fungi) inhabit mammalian intestinal tracts, creating a complex community that helps us digest food and stay healthy. The diversity of our gut microbiome can indicate how well the system functions and may contribute to different medical conditions.
Fiber is a component of food that most animals cannot digest, but their gut bacteria can. It is linked to numerous health benefits but it also plays an important role in keeping the microbiome happy and healthy.
A collection of definitions for common microbiome terms and other relevant phrases.
Bacteria can protect animals from infection by many different pathogens. The microbiome acts as a protective barrier, outcompeting potential invaders for nutrients. When pathogens such as Giardia bypass this protection, your pet may experience shifts in their microbiome.
How do researchers figure out what bacteria are in a stool sample? DNA sequencing techniques have changed drastically and some methods may be better than others. Here, learn about the different types scientists rely on for microbiome studies.