Gut health is a crucial component of a pet's long and happy life. Nom Nom encourages you to learn about your pet's microbiome.
Antibiotics have a complex relationship with the gut of our furry friends, while probiotics support a healthy gut and overall wellness. Probiotics may just be the missing element needed to help moderate the relationship between antibiotics and the gut.
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.
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.
Imbalances in the types of microbes that live in animal guts may contribute to your pet’s reaction to dust, pollen, and food. A simple change in diet—and probiotics with beneficial bacteria—could help your pet feel better.
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.
A collection of definitions for common microbiome terms and other relevant phrases.
A thriving community of microorganisms live in and on your pet. They come in all shapes and sizes, and inhabit every corner of the Earth. In this article, you’ll learn the basics about bacteria.
Microbiome testing is a new method by which to gain insight into your pet’s gastrointestinal health and possibly prevent or address health concerns as they emerge rather than when the illness is too far advanced. We spoke to top pet health insurance companies to see whether or not they will cover microbiome testing. Here are the results.
In an effort to advance pet health and nutrition, NomNomNow has brought on board its very own "Poop Czar", Dr. Ryan Honaker. Ryan is working on analyzing the microbiomes of dogs and cats through DNA sequencing techniques. As Ryan grows his research, NomNomNow will utilize learnings to optimize diet and processes, thereby, further enhancing the lives of our pets.
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.
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