The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Pets | Hill's Transforming Lives

The Role Of The Gut Microbiome

The Role Of The Gut Microbiome


Like humans, cats and dogs need a balanced gut microbiome. This ecosystem, located in the pet’s digestive tract, contains billions of microbes and other microorganisms — including both desirable and undesirable bacteria unique to each pet. A healthy, balanced microbiome can have a positive impact on a pet’s health.

After more than a decade of analysing the microbiome, Hill’s has become a pioneer in the study of pet microbiome health. Hill’s uses advanced technology to understand the GI microbiome and has found that a pet’s gastrointestinal health can be positively impacted by nutrition. With this technology, Hill’s is putting microbiome health at the forefront of GI care and working to naturally promote regular healthy stools while restoring the balance of pet’s own unique gut microbiomes.

With new insights into gut microbiome health and nutrition, we know that incorporating a dynamic blend of fibre rich ingredients, including prebiotics for dogs and cats, can both support and nourish this pre-existing gut “ecosystem” — the microbiome.

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