Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Dogs
In people, fecal microbiota transplantation is recognized as the best treatment modality for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection in people, and its value is currently investigated in the treatment of other diseases associated with an abnormal gut microbiome. In dogs, intestinal dysbiosis has been documented in many acute and chronic digestive diseases as well as in diseases of other organ systems. There are only few published studies evaluating the benefits of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in canine gastrointestinal disorders. They provide evidence that FMT may be beneficial in the treatment of acute intestinal diseases and hope that the technique might also be useful for the management of chronic enteropathies.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
Chaitman, J., & Gaschen, F. (2021). Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Dogs. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice, 51 (1), 219-233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2020.09.012