#21 - The Microbiome's Role in Pet Nutrition and Health, by Dr. Emma Bermingham

Nov 01, 2023

The importance of the microbiome in pet nutrition cannot be overstated. The delicate balance of microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract is pivotal for maintaining a pet's overall health, influencing digestion, nutrient absorption, and immune function. In this episode, Dr. Emma Bermingham, a seasoned pet food industry expert, discusses the impact of diet on the microbiota in cats and dogs, emphasizing the significance of comprehending microbiome shifts and their connection to pet health. Dr. Bermingham delves into the nuances of fecal consistency, the microbiome's role in aging, and the necessity for tailored nutrition for senior pets. 


What you’ll learn:

    ○ Considering the dietary and nutritional needs of dogs and cats individually

    ○ Studying microbiome in cats and dogs

    ○ Life stage differences in the dog and cat microbiome

    ○ Dietary impacts on the microbiome

    ○ The role of probiotics and prebiotics in pet diet


Meet the guest:

Dr. Emma Bermingham


    ○ Current: Health & Nutrition Science Manager at Fonterra



   ○ Ph.D., Animal Science (Massey University)


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