Microbiome

Nutrition

What is the microbiome and why does it matter for pets?

We're advancing microbiome research because the more we understand about the combinations of bacteria, the better equipped we are to prevent diseases and improve pets' nutrition. But what have we learnt so far?

Here is a great explainer from our very own expert, Zoe Marshall-Jones, Microbiome Research Manager.



The puppy microbiome



Researchers at our institute worked on the first-of-its-kind study to identify the changes in puppies' gut microbiome during their first few weeks of life. These insights can help support puppies' health and wellbeing as they grow, develop and change environments.

Senior Researcher Dr. David Wrigglesworth tells us more.