The effects of probiotics in the prevention and in the improvement of the following conditions:
Gastrointestinal (GI) conditions
Between large and small dogs
By geographic location
Associations with various disease states
Obesity - Identification of risk factors and understanding of how being
overweight changes critical health parameters, as well as how weight loss might reverse these detrimental changes.
The impact of diet type and nutrient profile on overall wellness and on the microbiome.
How you can help
Profile your pet's microbiome
Our microbiome testing service, Insights,
provides a snapshot of your pet's gut microbiome using state of the art DNA shotgun sequencing
techniques. The more data we gather, the more we can figure out what it means.
You do not need to be enrolled in a study to test your pet's microbiome.
Fill it out
The health assessments in your pet's portal not only gives us useful information on
how food influences health and disease but also will allow us in the future to better tailor our nutritional
recommendations and find qualified pets for enrollment in our studies. The benefits to you also include
personalized information and recommendations based on your responses.
You do not need to be enrolled in a study or purchase a microbiome kit to complete a health assessment.
Enroll in one of our studies
We need pets for a number of clinical studies. Here's what we have going, ask your pet if they want to
help for the good of science.
Studies currently enrolling
We are actively investigating the roles of our fresh food in health
maintenance and disease prevention for your dogs and cats.
Roles of diet and microbiome in the prevention of dilated cardiomyopathy in Golden Retrievers. See if your Golden pups are eligible to participate
Roles of microbiome in the development and prevention of food allergy symptoms.
Fill out the form to find out if you dogs are eligible to participate here. It takes only about 2 minutes.
Studies under development
Probiotics and their effects on obesity, allergies, and chronic GI issues
Obesity: improving understanding in the role played by the microbiome
Breed specific diseases
Enrolled studies undergoing analysis
Probiotic Efficacy Study: effects of varying probiotic formulations and doses on the gut microbiome of dogs
Effect of dog size on the gut microbiome
Characterize the gut microbiome of healthy dogs and cats
Why you should enroll
Free microbiome testing kits.
Free microbiome and personalized health assessment-based reports.
Help us advance the science of pet health. Benefits from participating depend on different studies.
Dr. Shmalberg is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist, Clinical
Associate Professor at the University of Florida,
Medical Director at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital,
and NomNomNow’s Chief Nutrition Officer. He guides NomNomNow in all recipe
formulation and advises on pet nutrition.
Dr. Ryan Honaker
Dr. Ryan Honaker is the Director of Microbiology at NomNomNow. He is an
expert in microbiome manipulation, infection therapeutics, and microbial
community profiling, with a Ph.D from the University of Colorado, Denver,
and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology
at Stanford University.
Dr. Aashish Jha
Aashish is passionate about integrating data science and genomics to address
pressing challenges in medicine and biology, including the gut microbiome and
its effect on health. He received his BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology
from UC Berkeley in 2007, Ph.D. in Human Genetics from The University of
Chicago in 2015, and completed his postdoctoral research at Stanford University.
Dr. Boo Boo Tanprasertsuk
Boo Boo received his PhD in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition at Tufts
University where his research focused on the relationship between nutrition
and cognitive health in older adults. At NomNomNow, he is very excited to
expand the scope of the investigation to dogs and cats, including nutrition's
roles in health maintenance and disease prevention.
Dr. Joe Driscoll
Joe earned his PhD in neuroscience at the University of
California at Berkeley studying the influence of stress on
addiction circuits and worked in the pharmaceutical industry
working in drugs discovery developing novel therapeutics for
neurobehavioral disorders. At NomNomNow, Joe is a Data Scientist
driving analysis on pet food nutrition, supplements and health.
LeeAnn received her BA in Molecular Biology from Washington
University in St. Louis and her MSc in Neuroscience from
Stanford University, where she studied risk factors for
depression in adolescents. She uses statistical and machine
learning approaches to uncover insights about NomNomNow pets.
Dr. Kelly Swanson
Science Advisory Board
Kraft Heinz Company Endowed Professor in Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Kelly Swanson is an expert in companion animal nutrition, nutrigenomics
and microbiomics, and his research is focused on the effects of nutritional
intervention on health outcomes, identifying mechanisms by which nutrients
impact gastrointestinal microbiota, host gene expression, and host
Dr. Jan Suchodolski
Science Advisory Board
Jan Suchodolski serves as Associate Professor and Associate Director of the
GI Lab at Texas A&M University, where he is studying the effects of
therapeutic (diet and pro- and prebiotics) interventions on the dog and cat
metagenome and metabolome, including bile acid metabolism, for diagnostic and
therapeutic application in animals with intestinal disease.