All animals have unique collections of thousands of different types of microbes (including bacteria, viruses, and yeast) in their digestive tracts, collectively termed the gut microbiome. Bacteria in your pet’s microbiome are crucial for digestion and obtaining nutrients from the food they eat. When these gut bacteria are not properly balanced, digestive disorders such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can occur. Beyond digestion, gut bacteria impact a broad spectrum of biological functions and have roles in developing allergies, diabetes, and even anxiety. For more information click here.