No, it is not necessary to wait for the results of the microbiome analysis before beginning your pet on the FMT capsules. If your pet is suffering from health issues, it is likely that their microbiome has room for improvement. There are very few sick animals who would not benefit in some way from supplementation with stool from a healthy cat or dog.
The microbiome analysis gives us more information as to how the diet and/or supplements are affecting your pet’s gut bacteria. These changes are brought about over the long term. The results of your pet’s microbiome analysis allow us to make recommendations to their diet and/or supplement regimen to help your pet maintain a healthy gut microbiome.
Note that we do not use the results of the microbiome assessment to select a specific donor for your pet. The practice of matching stool donors and recipients is still in its infancy in both the veterinary and human realms. We do not have a sufficient understanding of how the microbiomes of the donor and recipient interact in order to be able to make specific matches. We are actively gathering data on this so that it may be possible in the future. For now we are using donors whose microbiomes and health histories are impeccable in their own right, and most pets seem to take well to them.