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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.
Cancer & the Microbiome

Cancer & the Microbiome

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in older dogs. Recent studies have suggested that cancer is closely linked to the types of bacteria that make up the gut microbiome. Scientists are exploring how gut microbes are involved in your pet’s risk of developing cancer—or even how they respond to treatment.
The Link Between Gut Microbes and Your Pet's Brain

The Link Between Gut Microbes and Your Pet's Brain

An animal’s brain has an intricate network of connections to all parts of the body. Scientists have discovered that part of this network originates from the gut. Bacteria can send signals to the brain, which could have implications for mental health -- including aggression and depression -- and might lead to better treatments in the future.
Microbiome in Nutrition

Microbiome in Nutrition

Diet has an enormous impact on microbiome composition in the gut, since changes in the types of food we consume may lead to shifts in the types of bacteria that are predominantly present. The microbiome also has a considerable influence on our ability to break down and absorb nutrients.
Probiotics and Pet Health

Probiotics and Pet Health

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.
Beyond Bacteria: Your Pet's Non-Bacterial Microbiome

Beyond Bacteria: Your Pet's Non-Bacterial Microbiome

Bacteria aren’t the only thing living in and on your pet. Viruses, fungi, and archaea are also an important part of their microbiome. Scientists are working to understand how these microbes keep their host healthy and whether they are linked to disease.
Evolution of Microbiome Research

Evolution of Microbiome Research

Our colonized microorganisms are collectively referred to as the “microbiota.” While scientists have known for decades that we are host to millions of bacteria, research investigating the role of the microbiome has only recently become a focal point.
What happens to my pet's stool sample?

What happens to my pet's stool sample?

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.
Dr. Ryan Honaker, NomNomNow's Director of Microbiology

Dr. Ryan Honaker, NomNomNow's Director of Microbiology

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.
Microbiome Testing: Will Pet Insurance Pay For It?

Microbiome Testing: Will Pet Insurance Pay For It?

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.
Bacteria 101: An introduction to the microbes living in and on your pet

Bacteria 101: An introduction to the microbes living in and on your pet

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.
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