Microbiome restorative therapy (MBRT) uses the transplanting of gut microorganisms from a healthy animal to a sick one to restore optimal gastrointestinal health. Many medical conditions in both humans and animals originate in an unhealthy gut.
Originally known as fecal transplant, MBRT was first documented in 4th century China. It has been used for over 100 years in veterinary medicine and has been used regularly for decades in many countries as the first line of defense, or treatment of choice, for Clostridium difficile infections.
MBRT can improve a range of gastrointestinal-related health issues such as irritable bowel disease, diarrhea, GI infections such as Giardia and Clostridium perfringens, skin disorders, inflammatory conditions, and aggressive disposition in cats and dogs. When an underlying diagnosis is not found or when the patient fails to respond to other therapies it may be beneficial to use MBRT.
The procedure is very simple: after some preparation of the GI tract with good nutrition, the healthy donor feces are given either by mouth or via enema.
Ozone therapy has been shown to effectively compliment the MBRT.
Do you think MBRT might help your pet? We encourage you to learn more about Microbiome Restorative Therapy (MBRT). Don’t hesitate to contact us to book an appointment for more information.