Bacteria belonging to the Prevotella genus thrive in carbohydrate-rich environments. They may be present in moderate amounts in many healthy pets, but when they become too abundant, they are associated with unhealthy levels of inflammation. It may even play a role in chronic conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
If your pet has an overabundance of Prevotella, consider decreasing or eliminating simple carbohydrates from their diet. This includes grains, starches, fruits, and vegetables.