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Alternative Dog Moms, Ep 18 - Talking About the Microbiome with Dr. Holly Ganz of AnimalBiome

The Alternative Dog Moms

Welcome to Alternative Dog Moms - a podcast about what's happening in the fresh food community and the pet industry as a whole.   Kimberly Gauthier is the blogger behind Keep the Tail Wagging, and Erin Scott is the host of the Believe in Dog podcast.THIS WEEK...Holly's background and Animal Biome origin story  2:10Gut Restore from Raw Fed Dogs is back!  What are the requirements for donors? 8:40Does adding fiber to our dog's diets improve the microbiome? 11:40Holly's thoughts on whether probiotic supplements for our dogs are really doing what we think they do 14:41The role Animal Biome played in improving the health of Erin's dog, Penny 19:40How can we use Animal Biome to support our dogs in situations where antibiotics are needed 22:32What's the difference between probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics? 30:24There are many functions of the body that are influenced by the microbiome, and scientific research demonstrates this. Why aren't more vets talking about this? Why is this still considered an "alternative"? 31:56How exactly do the Gut Restore capsules help our dogs? 34:57Some of the future products that Animal Biome is working on 38:21Is it ok for raw-fed dogs to take the standard Gut Restore capsules? 42:27What has Animal Biome found in the overall trends and patterns among all the dogs that have been tested? 44:20Once a Pet Parent mails in their dog's sample, what is the process for testing and reporting on Animal Biome's end? 46:45What has surprised Holly the most since starting Animal Biome 55:44How does Holly care for her own dogs? 63:28How often should we retest our dogs after using the Gut Restore capsules? 70:48SHOUT OUTS:AnimalBiome Tests: https://shop.animalbiome.com/collections/all-products/products/doggybiome-gut-health-test?variant=39467340562512AnimalBiome Gut Restore (raw fed dogs): https://shop.animalbiome.com/collections/all-products/products/doggybiome-gut-restore-raw-fed-supplementAnimalBiome Gut Restore: https://shop.animalbiome.com/collections/all-products/products/doggybiome-gut-restore-supplementProbiotics Erin used when fermenting Green JuJu goat's milk: https://amzn.to/3aYHdnp (aff)OUR BLOG/PODCASTS...Kimberly: Keep the Tail Wagging, KeepTheTailWagging.comErin Scott: Believe in Dog podcast, BelieveInDogPodcast.comFOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK:Keep the Tail Wagging, Facebook.com/KeepTheTailWaggingBelieve in Dog Podcast, Facebook.com/BelieveInDogPodcastFOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAMKeep the Tail Wagging, Instagram.com/DogBloggerLifeBelieve in Dog Podcast, Instagram.com/Believe_in_Dog_Podcast

1hr 11mins

23 Jul 2022

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Dr Holly Ganz, PhD - CSO, AnimalBiome - Modulating Pet Gut Microbiomes For Longer And Happier Lives

Progress, Potential, and Possibilities

Dr. Holly Ganz, Ph.D. is Chief Science Officer And Co-Founder of AnimalBiome (https://animalbiome.com/home), a company with a goal of helping cats and dogs lead longer, happier lives by using science to unlock the mysteries of the pet gut microbiome, providing access to genetic data on the health of the gut microbiome, better ways to log health and diet records, and offering remedies to treat chronic digestive disorders. Dr. Ganz received her PhD from UC Davis Entomology and Evolutionary Ecology, an MS from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in Marine Biology, UC San Diego and a BS in Biology from George Washington University and has studied the interaction between microbes and their hosts for over 20 years. After receiving her doctorate, she was awarded an international postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation to study how genetics affects the spread of fungal infections in animal populations in Switzerland. Subsequently she was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley studying how bacterial pathogens survive in soil to infect African wildlife. Dr. Ganz has published more than 20 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

30mins

15 May 2022

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TRE S1-103 Dr Holly Ganz

The Raw Entrepawneur

TRE S1-103 Dr Holly Ganz Good morning, afternoon, evening wherever you are in the world right now, this is Amrys Wang of The Raw Entrepawneur! Today’s episode is with one of my personal heroines Dr Holly Ganz, Chief Science Officer and co-founder of AnimalBiome. She was one of the first people I interviewed when I first launched my podcast and I wanted to reconnect with her again coz I love her and the amazing work her company does to help animals like my rescues! This is her story. Holly Ganz, PhD, is Chief Science Officer and co-founder of AnimalBiome, a biotech company that provides microbiome assessments and oral fecal transplant capsules to restore key beneficial microbes in cats and dogs. Holly received her PhD from the University of California, Davis and was a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. Her efforts to translate academic research into solutions for companion animals began five years ago when she launched KittyBiome, a citizen science project, which revealed that imbalances in the gut microbiome are common in pets and there is a pressing need for better approaches to maintain and restore gut health. https://animalbiome.com/ The Raw Entrepawneur: https://www.facebook.com/TheRawEntrepawneur https://www.instagram.com/therawentrepawneur

38mins

17 Feb 2022

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Holly Ganz, Animal Biome

The Community Cats Podcast

This episode is sponsored in part by Doobert.com’s FosterSpace, C5, and The American Association of Feline Practitioners. In this episode, Stacy chats with Holly Ganz, Ph.D., a micro-ecologist who studies how microbes and mammals interact, with a specific interest in the role that the gut microbiome plays in gastrointestinal (GI) conditions in cats and dogs. In 2015, Holly founded Animal Biome to create better diagnostics and therapeutics for cats and dogs with GI conditions. She and Stacy discuss how she became interested in this field, and the Kitty Biome Kickstarter that began the whole thing. They review what the term gut microbiome means and how all this relates to animal welfare work. Today, Animal Biome offers microbiome testing and fecal transplant capsules for dogs and cats that can be given at home. Holly explains what a fecal transplant is, how it works, and what conditions it can be helpful for, and she discusses what’s ahead for Animal Biome. To learn more, visit the Animal Biome website, where you can find all of their products, as well as a new article on a potential cure for FIP. You can also read a reporter’s chronicle of using Animal Biome’s fecal transplant capsules in his cat with GI lymphoma.

23mins

15 Sep 2020

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How to Improve Your Pet’s Gut Health during the Pandemic - Dr. Holly Ganz

Good Deeds

Microbial ecologist turned entrepreneur. Founder of AnimalBiome, which is home to Kittybiome and Doggybiome. We enable pet parents to provide the best care for their companions by providing access to genetic data on the health of the gut microbiome as well as better ways to log health and diet records. We also offer remedies to treat chronic digestive disorders in pets.

19mins

10 Sep 2020

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Gut Health with Microbiome Expert Dr. Holly Ganz

Veterinary Viewfinder Podcast

The gut microbiome has been intensely studied for the past 20 years, yet we’re only now beginning to understand it’s impact on overall health. …This week we have one of the top researchers in the animal microbiome, Dr. Holly Ganz from Animal Biome in Berkeley, California.…Dr. Ganz shares her story of her 20 years researching the gut microbiome, her development of “poo pills” to treat a variety of intestinal and digestive disorders, and her own story of overcoming breast cancer.…Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT “take a seat” to discuss some of the “poopular” myths about the microbiome, their love of “poo cocktails” and “poo slurries,” and why they wish more veterinary professionals would “spin down the poo.” Enough already with the poo puns.…Viewfinders, what do you think about “poo pills,” probiotics, and dietary fiber? Are you researching the influence the gut bacteria have on overall health and behavior? Definitely share this with your favorite “veterinary poofessional.” Sorry.…Stay safe out there, Viewfinders! See you next week!

29mins

24 Jun 2020

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TRE S1-15 Dr Holly Ganz Part 2

The Raw Entrepawneur

Holly Ganz, PhD, is Chief Science Officer and co-founder of AnimalBiome, a biotech company that provides microbiome assessments and oral fecal transplant capsules to restore key beneficial microbes in cats and dogs.  Holly received her PhD from the University of California, Davis and was a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. Her efforts to translate academic research into solutions for companion animals began five years ago when she launched KittyBiome, a citizen science project, which revealed that imbalances in the gut microbiome are common in pets and there is a pressing need for better approaches to maintain and restore gut health.https://www.animalbiome.comhttps://www.facebook.com/animalbiome/ The Raw Entrepawneur: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheRawEntrepawneur 

37mins

18 Jun 2020

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Talkin' Pets Podcast

On this episode, Holly Ganz, microbial ecologist turned entrepreneur and founder of AnimalBiome, joins Jon and “Talkin' Pets” to discuss and give away her gut supplement for dogs and cats.

2hr 41mins

16 Jun 2020

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TRE S1-6 Dr Holly Ganz Part 1

The Raw Entrepawneur

Holly Ganz, PhD, is Chief Science Officer and co-founder of AnimalBiome, a biotech company that provides microbiome assessments and oral fecal transplant capsules to restore key beneficial microbes in cats and dogs.  Holly received her PhD from the University of California, Davis and was a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. Her efforts to translate academic research into solutions for companion animals began five years ago when she launched KittyBiome, a citizen science project, which revealed that imbalances in the gut microbiome are common in pets and there is a pressing need for better approaches to maintain and restore gut health.https://www.animalbiome.comhttps://www.facebook.com/animalbiome/ The Raw Entrepawneur: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheRawEntrepawneur

20mins

7 May 2020

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Holly Ganz - AnimalBiome

All My Children Wear Fur Coats with Peggy Hoyt

Today’s show focused on a little talked about topic, gut health and poop.  Did you know that if your pet’s gut is not healthy, your pet won’t be healthy?  Lots of pet parents have been on the medical merry-go-round with digestive health issues.  Now there’s AnimalBiome to help you find the answers you’ve been seeking.  AnimalBiome is designed to help both dogs and cats.Support the show (https://www.animalcaretrustusa.org/donate/)

29mins

11 Feb 2020

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