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June 7, 2023
AnimalBiome Raises the Bar on Microbiome Testing and Pathogen Detection for Companion Animals
AnimalBiome, a leader in microbiome medicine for companion animals, announces advancements to their microbiome testing services offered through their veterinary division, AnimalBiome Veterinary. The Oakland-based biotech startup has implemented Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) HiFi sequencing technology for the accurate identification of bacteria at a species-level resolution. Combined with the development of a curated, proprietary microbiome database, the new sequencing capabilities enhance identification of gut and oral pathogens, periodontal disease associates, and beneficial bacteria associated with companion animal health.
May 3, 2023
AnimalBiome Seeks Pet Poop To Help Sick Cats and Dogs
AnimalBiome is reaching out to East Bay residents to contribute their healthy pets’ poop to grow the company’s stool bank. Based in Downtown Oakland, AnimalBiome uses carefully screened feces from healthy pets to support ailing cats and dogs suffering from issues related to microbiome imbalances in the gut.
April 26, 2023
AnimalBiome Lends A Helping Paw: Supporting Rescues, Shelters, and Pet Adoption Efforts for Adopt-A-Shelter Pet Day
Timed with Adopt-A-Shelter Pet Day on April 30th, AnimalBiome is pleased to announce a new philanthropic campaign to support animal rescues and shelters in need. AnimalBiome is donating over $100,000 worth of products and resources in 2023 to animal welfare organizations. Kicking off the campaign in the month of April for National Adopt-A-Shelter Pet Day, AnimalBiome is putting a spin on BOGO’s with a Buy One, Give One sale. For every purchase of KittyBiome S. Boulardii + FOS or DoggyBiome ImmuneShield, AnimalBiome will also send one to an animal welfare organization in need.
April 19, 2023
Green JuJu and DoggyBiome Announce Partnership and Launch of the Green Juju Microbiome Challenge
DoggyBiome powered by AnimalBiome is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Green Juju. This groundbreaking partnership allows pet parents to see the benefits that Green Juju’s products have on their dog’s gut microbiome health.
January 13, 2023
AnimalBiome Releases Groundbreaking Gut Health Study In Domestic Cats Revealing important information for pet food manufacturers, veterinarians and cat owners
AnimalBiome recently announced the publication of a new study led by Chief Science Officer, Dr. Holly Ganz, entitled “The Kitty Microbiome Project: Defining the Healthy Fecal ‘Core Microbiome’ in Pet Domestic Cats.” The results of the study report on a healthy fecal microbiome dataset for domestic cats and an analysis of how different environmental influences impact the gut health of cats.
January 12, 2023
AnimalBiome Releases Groundbreaking Study on Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Cats with Chronic Digestive Issues
AnimalBiome is pleased to announce new research on fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in cats with chronic digestive issues. Despite an extensive body of published research on the use and efficacy of FMT in humans, up until now, only two individual case studies have been reported in domestic cats. The new AnimalBiome study is far more comprehensive, reporting on the application of oral FMT capsules in 68 cats reported to have chronic vomiting, diarrhea, and/or constipation.
September 21, 2022
AnimalBiome celebrates Cat and Dog Gut Health Awareness day by launching their inaugural State of the Gut™ report to raise awareness about the importance of cat and dog gut health
AnimalBiome, the world’s leader in science-backed microbiome testing and restoration products for companion animals, announces the launch of their first annual State of the Gut™ report. Based on seven years of testing the gut microbiome of cats and dogs, and a survey of 2,000 cat parents and 2,000 dog parents in the United States, the report comes in two versions: one for consumer pet parents, and another for veterinary professionals.
October 20, 2021
Morris Animal Foundation Receives $200,000 In-Kind Research Gift from AnimalBiome
July 20, 2021
AnimalBiome Closes $8.6 Million Series A Investment Round, Positioning The Pet Microbiome Innovator To Create Novel Microbial Cocktails for Companion Animals
Science-based animal health company, AnimalBiome announced today that it closed an $8.6 million investment in Series A funding to accelerate growth and create new microbial cocktails for companion animals. The round was led by Cargill. Additional investors include SOSV (IndieBio) along with Moai Capital, Digitalis Ventures, Michelson Found Animal Foundation, and R/GA Ventures.
February 6, 2020
AnimalBiome Completes $1.5M Seed Funding Round, Hires Carlton Osborne as CEO
AnimalBiome, a leader in the dog and cat health microbiome sector, has completed a seed funding round totaling $1.5 million, bringing their total raised to date to $2.25 million. The company was founded by researchers at the University of California, Davis and Berkeley in late 2016. AnimalBiome completed IndieBio’s life science accelerator program in 2017, and Leap Venture Studio’s accelerator program in 2018. AnimalBiome provides personalized recommendations for nutrition and supplements based on genetic sequencing of bacteria in the microbiome of companion animals.
February 26, 2019
AnimalBiome Selects Loop Genomics to Expand Microbiome Testing Capabilities to Support Clinically Actionable Decision-Making for Veterinarians
AnimalBiome, the leading companion animal microbiome company, has selected Loop Genomics long-read 16S Microbiome kits to help it expand its microbiome testing capabilities to provide veterinarians with practical, clinically-actionable insights regarding the gut health of dogs and cats. Proactive management of the gut microbiome holds great potential to reduce the incidence of chronic illnesses, including Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, among others. In fact, more than 50% of pets will develop a condition associated with an imbalance in the microbiome in their lifetime.