Driving Microbiome Science to Improve Animal Nutrition and Quality of Life hosted by DNA Genotek

As scientists understand the connection between diet and health for companion animals, pet food formulas are changing to better provide the macro and micronutrients best suited for the breed, age, and health condition. Helping influence health and nutrition are the…

Driving Microbiome Science to Improve Animal Nutrition and Quality of Life hosted by DNA Genotek

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As scientists understand the connection between diet and health for companion animals, pet food formulas are changing to better provide the macro and micronutrients best suited for the breed, age, and health condition. Helping influence health and nutrition are the microbes that inhabit the pet’s gut. Similar to the human gut microbiome, a healthy pet gut microbiome is linked to wellbeing while dysbiosis can potentially cause gastrointestinal distress, gum disease and joint pain; feeding a nutrient rich diet can help prevent the development of these chronic diseases through microbiome interactions.