Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)
At AnimalBiome, we love applying science to improve pet digestive health. But let’s be honest: bodies have a lot of natural processes that are considered gross (digestive systems, feces, common bacteria). Yet AnimalBiome delves into these topics (even we use gloves and masks!) and our research uncovers ways to help pets (and owners) relieve dog and cat digestive and skin issues.
The Challenge: Identify and Restore Balance
Your pet’s microbiome (gut digestive system) is a complex internal environment. Testing your pet’s microbiome provides insight into their gut health status. Our first-of-its-kind Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Capsules help supplement and restore your pet’s microbiome while relieving troublesome symptoms.
What Are Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Capsules?
AnimalBiome Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Capsules are a daily, oral microbiome supplement. Easily administered, and a gentle alternative for pets facing digestive, skin and immune system issues, the capsules contain a proprietary mixture of well-screened donor stool.
How Can Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Help My Pet
Research has shown that gut health is important for overall pet health and longevity. Pet digestive health can be disrupted by medications (like antibiotics), diet and environment.
Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Capsules provide viable microorganisms to your pet orally. The capsules are enteric-coated to allow delay of dissolution until the capsule has reached the intestines. Multiple doses of the capsules repeatedly introduce beneficial organisms to increase the success of “seeding” your pet’s microbiome to a balanced and healthy state. Positive results are often seen within a few weeks.
The AnimalBiome Microbiome Test and Supplement Products work together to help restore pet gut health.
How Are Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Capsules Made?
We harvest stool from healthy, screened pet donors (yes: it’s a smelly, but important, job) to fill easy-to-administer capsules for your cat or dog.
Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Capsules are made following stringent quality control guidelines and carefully designed standard operating procedures. We use capsules that are manufactured and packaged in state-of-the-art current Good Manufacturing Practice-certified facilities, which meet all health compliance requirements. These capsules are made using only 100% pharmaceutical-grade vegetarian plant material.
Where Do You Get the Material for Fecal Transplant Capsules?
The donors for Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Capsules are pets screened for health, age, fecal consistency, behavior, and microbiome composition (based on DNA testing).
Donor samples are also submitted for pathogen screening (both DNA testing and culturing) to the UC Davis Real-time PCR and Diagnostics Core Facility, which has more than 15 years of genetic testing experience, stringent quality control guidelines, and well-validated standard operating procedures. In addition, standard veterinary tests are performed to confirm that the samples contain no parasites or ova (parasite eggs).
Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Donors: Cats
For cats, the donated fecal matter comes from healthy indoor cats that have not had antibiotic treatment in the prior six months, have diverse and species-rich microbiomes, are not overweight, and have no behavioral issues. Pathogen screening includes Clostridium difficile toxins A and B, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin, Cryptosporidium spp, Salmonella spp, Giardia spp, feline coronavirus, feline parvovirus (Panleukopenia), canine parvovirus 2, and Tritrichomonas foetus.
Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Donors: Dogs
For dogs, the donated fecal matter comes from healthy dogs that regularly go outdoors for walks, have not had antibiotic treatment in the prior six months, have diverse and species-rich microbiomes, are not overweight, and have no behavioral issues. Pathogen screening for dog donors includes Clostridium difficile toxin B, Cryptosporidium spp, Salmonella spp, Giardia spp, and Canine Parvovirus 2.