Microbiome Restorative Therapy using quality donors can help restore balance in patients whose microbiome has been damaged.
The microbiome is the body’s new frontier and the science and understanding of this dynamic organ system will help us prevent and treat medical issues. From 60 to 85% of the body’s immune system comes from the immune cells that are present in the gut lining as well as throughout the intestinal tract. In a normal human there are over 100 trillion microbes and our pets have a similar number. Thus, the first step in trying to help an animal get better should be addressing the gut microbiome. Microbiome Restorative Therapy (MBRT) can help with this.
Undoing microbial damage
At my clinic, many patients have been challenged and damaged by the overuse of antibiotics, NSAIDs, other anti-microbials, pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals. Generations of dogs and cats have been birthed with their mother never able to pass a balanced microbiome during vaginal delivery. Each generation receives less and less of the ancient microbial colonies from which the species evolved.
One should look at the back story of each patient and list the known insults on the microbiome. Each treatment of antibiotics, heartworm pills, flea medication, food that’s tainted with pesticides and herbicides can damage species within the gut for years or forever.
Balancing with MBRT
Empowering the animal’s symbiotic microbiome relationship can help the veterinarian, as well as the owner, bring their animal back into balance. A common starting point for most cases should start with the gut. New puppies or kittens who may have been on antibiotics that have come from unknown mothers, or whose mothers may have been on antibiotics could be entering their life in a deficient state. Puppies that have had multiple dewormings and antibiotics for parasites or other medical issues have lost the threads of their maternal immune system and are coming into their life in a deficiency.
Giving an MBRT treatment both orally and as a rectal infusion can help give that patient a diverse varied balanced microbiome. By having a more diverse and healthy flora the animal will be able to absorb nutrients, vitamins, herbs and food more efficiently.
New puppies can be started on colostrum and digestive enzymes as well as a product like ION*Gut Health For Pets that will allow the new microbes to communicate.
Donors: an important component
Finding quality donors to reboot the gut is an important step. Proven super donors like those at my clinic Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton in Massachusetts (MASH) have been successful in accomplishing this goal. For 27 years and five generations naturally birthed and reared standard poodles have given new life to the microbiome in over 16,000 treatments. Recipient animals with courses of antibiotics, that have insulted their gut terrain, need enhancement. Giving the microbiome from donors who have not had antibiotics and microbe damaging chemicals for five generations is key. Treasuring and preserving this amazing system is a gift our donor dogs and cats can give through MBRT.
Utilizing this creative method to help animals heal is part of the new research that values the microbiome. To learn more visit mashvet.com.