Pets & the Microbiome

This article was in my feed this morning. Thought it was really interesting, especially since so many people have worried about catching c-diff or other bacteria from dogs and cats.

From the article: ““A growing number of studies have documented the ability of animal contact to impact the human microbiome (collection of microbes in the intestines) in ways that may help prevent certain types of disease, such as cardiovascular disease and asthma,” said Dr. Laurel Redding, VMD, PhD, DACVPM, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Penn Vet, the project’s Principal Investigator. “In conducting this study, our goal is to shed light on the microbial exchanges that occur between pets and pet owners and assess whether pets can mitigate disruption of their owner’s gut microbiome following antibiotic therapy.””

My dog Oakley is my daily exercise partner.

SOURCE: https://www.prweb.com/releases/new_study_to_investigate_impact_of_pets_on_recovery_of_the_gut_microbiome_following_antibiotic_regimen_in_older_adults/prweb18352467.htm

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