Fecal Transplants for Dogs: Micro-biome Restorative Therapy (MBRT)

Have you heard about the micro-biome Restorative Therapy (MBRT)?

Does your dog eat poop? Do they know what they’re doing?

In a healthy dog, healthful bacteria coat the entire surface of the gut, protecting it from invaders and toxins. Illness and antibiotic therapy can seriously damage the balance of gut microflora.

Fecal Transplants for Dogs: Micro-biome Restorative Therapy (MBRT)

With the beneficial bacteria and other protective factors missing, harmful bacteria, yeast, parasites, and toxins may accumulate. This not only leads to poor intestinal health but affects the whole body.

The large intestine houses over 500 species of bacteria.

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Probiotics and prebiotics can promote the population of beneficial bacteria and help restore intestinal health. Probiotics typically contain up to five species of bacteria. Prebiotics can go a long way in restoring and maintaining a healthy bacterial population. What if sometimes that’s not enough?

Fecal transplants

In some cases, a fecal transplant can be a life-saving procedure.

A growing number of medical doctors and veterinarians are using fecal transplants to help patients recover and thrive. In humans, this therapy is most frequently used for people suffering from a serious intestinal infection caused by Clostridium difficle.

It’s not really a new idea. A “cud” transplant has long been used to transfer good bacteria to sick ruminant animals (sheep, goats, and cows).

Sounds horrible to us, dogs have a different point of view at such things.

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