Recent health trends have led to a huge shift in focus on the human microbiome and its role in body development, immunity, and nutrition. Similar to humans, pets also have a unique microbiome that is essential to their overall health. The microbiome is comprised of billions of microbes residing on and in our pets, including on their skin and in their digestive tracts. The microbiome is made up of not only bacteria, but other microorganisms such as fungi, archaea, and protozoa. The microbiome plays a role in keeping pets healthy, by supporting the development of their immune systems, producing vitamins, and helping them digest food.
The microbiome plays a role in keeping pets healthy, by supporting the development of their immune systems, producing vitamins, and helping them digest food.
Ten years ago, we could only demonstrate the presence and quantity of limited numbers of bacteria in a pet’s microbiome. As scientists at companies such as Hill's Pet Nutrition developed the DNA technology to be able to detect and measure small numbers of all types of microbes in a sample, we are now seeing test kits on the market for pets. The cost of the technology has also decreased so that pet parents can use these kits to understand their pet’s microbiome.
With more personalized information available, owners can now easily understand which nutrients our pets need for both their bodies and their gut microbiome. When we feed our pets, we also feed the gut microbiome of our pets. Therefore, we need to understand which nutrients our pets need for both their bodies and their gut microbiome. That is what helps the microbiome function properly to help keep pets healthy.
Here are 6 leading animal biotech companies that specialize in accurate and effective technologies to improve pet gut health.
Pet Microbiome Companies
ISOThrive is daily microFood nectar that nourishes specific bacteria in the gut which can resolve the root cause of some of the most intractable and costly chronic health conditions.
Pure Cultures is a BioTech company developing microbiome solutions for animal health. They specialize in the development and manufacture of prebiotics and probiotics used to support the growth and health of animals. They are using natural supplementation as an alternative to using antibiotics in animals.
Eligobiotics is a platform technology that can be programmed to leverage the existing microbial populations in the body. This technology can enable a targeted diagnosis, editing, and functionalization of human or animal microbiomes.
Resilient Biotics is developing non-antibiotic, microbiome-based therapeutics to combat complex respiratory infections in production animal systems. They are developing the next generation of live biotherapeutic products using a proprietary platform that incorporates high resolution genomic analyses with in-house machine learning algorithms. Resilient’s technology identifies naturally occurring microbiome-derived strains that have immune activation and pathogen inhibition properties.
Microbiome Insights, Inc. is a leading global provider of end-to-end services for microbiome DNA sequencing, including state-of-the-art bioinformatic analysis. The company's customized suite of services enables researchers and clinicians to easily and effectively include microbiome analysis in studies across a range of human, animal, agricultural, and environmental applications.
Fermbiotics is a company developing natural fermented seaweed and plant products that support gut health. Our product approach is innovative and fundamentally different from other approaches seen to date. They produce fermented plant and seaweed products as food ingredients, dietary supplements, and medical foods by combining prebiotics, probiotics and bioactive compounds. This has resulted in a new category of fermented food ingredients and dietary supplements for both humans and animals, which can stimulate a positive gut microbiome.
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