What's the Gut Health test and how does it work?
If your dog’s gut microbiome is out of balance or missing beneficial bacteria, important digestive and immune functions may not work properly, causing symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, and skin issues.
Gut microbiome testing means examining the bacteria and other microbes found in an individual stool sample. The bacteria in your dog’s stool sample offer a snapshot of their gut microbiome, the complex community of bacteria, and other microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract.
The Gut Health Test report gives you the tools to understand your dog’s everyday digestive health. Using DNA sequencing, we analyze the bacteria in the sample and compare it to our healthy dog reference set to determine if an imbalance is present.