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Pet Microbiome

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.
The Microbiome and Your Pet's Joints

The Microbiome and Your Pet's Joints

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.
Obesity & The Microbiome

Obesity & The Microbiome

People’s waistlines are expanding around the world—and so are those of their pets. Eating habits are partially to blame, but could gut microbes play a part as well? Researchers are exploring how the bacteria living in your pet’s gut are linked to obesity in order to find ways to combat weight gain.
The Microbes in Your Pet's Mouth

The Microbes in Your Pet's Mouth

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.
Microbiome Diversity

Microbiome Diversity

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.
Microbes in the Gut

Microbes in the Gut

Gastrointestinal tracts of pets, which are composed of all parts involved in the consumption of food including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines, are also havens for trillions of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the gut microbiome and can have a profound impact on their health.
A Dog's Share (of the Microbiome)

A Dog's Share (of the Microbiome)

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.
Microbiome And Its Relationship To Health

Microbiome And Its Relationship To Health

All animals, including humans, pets, domesticates (cows, sheep, etc.), and wild animals support an incredible number of microbes in their guts. Without these microbes, animals would be unable to digest food or develop a fully functional immune system.
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