Fecal transplantation is becoming a popular and very effective method for treating humans with Clostridium difficile infection. Given the success in the human medicine, we consider this to be a viable alternative therapy in our pets.
Veterinary studies have documented that dogs and cats suffering from both acute and chronic intestinal diseases suffer from fecal dysbiosis when compared to healthy pets. Bacterial types that are thought to be important in intestinal health are decreased in these dogs and cats. Altered microbiomes have also been documented in feline inflammatory bowel disease.
Fecal transplantation is an effective, easy was to adjust the intestinal microbiome.