A fecal transplant to balance and restore the microbiome of the gut is known as microbiome restorative therapy or bacteriotherapy and consists of a healthy sample being encapsulated and then taken orally, rectally, or inserted directly into the gut. By introducing a high quality healthy sample into your pets GI tract, the newly received bacteria will begin to balance and restore the natural function of their microbiome in keeping a stable and healthy environment for their bodies to maintain.
The donors are Dr. Roman’s very own dogs and cats who have a strict natural diet, live in a chemical and pesticide free home & yard, have no history of antibiotics, limited vaccines, exercised regularly (up to three times a day), and are screened for intestinal parasites in addition with consistent sample examinations to ensure the best quality samples for our patients.
For a closer look into their diet we have a detailed explanation on our Blog.
If your pet is having issues with their intestinal tract fecal transplants may be used to help treat gastrointestinal infections, bacteria depletion from antibiotics, and other conditions such as chronic constipation or diarrhea, IBDinflammatory bowel disease., SIBO small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, HGE hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, as well as pancreatitis, renal and liver disease, allergies, autoimmune issues and even cancer and behavior.
The simplest and quickest way is orally either through a capsule or from a small raw sample (either filtered or non-filtered from leaves and sticks and such).
The most effective method however, is through rectal enema shown below. This is because, even while also effective orally, the sample has not been broken down from digestive enzymes and stomach acid. The sample remains in its original state for longer and is already placed where the microbes flourish.
This diagram shows the digestive system and the rectal transplantation process.