#31 Talking Poop with Dr. Odette Suter


The more we learn about the microbiome, that vast collection of bacteria, yeast, viruses (and even small parasites) that make up our gut and that of our animals, the more important we see it is.

It affects our brains and behavior. It affects our hormones. It affects immunity, digestion and nutrition, and probably a whole lot more.

I invited Dr. Odette Suter, a holistic vet colleague who’s been doing FMT (poop “transplants” or fecal microbiota transplants) in many of her patients to good effect.

We go deep (pun intended) on this topic, which is far from new, and which recognizes that the flora of an animal or human can be beneficially modified by introducing fecal material from a healthy donor to the sick one.

Join us as we explore the possibilities for enhancing health, the long history of FMT, and the various ways a transplant can take place.

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Dr. Suter’s website

Dr. Suter on YouTube

Dr. Suter on Facebook

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Next week: Inspired by almost losing her 10 year old dog Luna to liver and kidney failure, Stephanie Boone went deep down the rabbit hole on how we are told to deal with pests. Pests on our pets, in our homes, in our yards. Little did she know at the time that she’d be helping over a million people rethink how to handle pests safely and sustainably.

Let us know in the comments below if you’ve had any experience with FMT in your animals or if you had reservations that might be a bit less now that you know more about it. Questions? Have at it below.

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2 Comments

  1. Patti Holma on May 11, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Awesome episode! I’ve been doing the animalbiome capsules for my 9 month old ( this is round 3) on and off since she was 16 weeks old. Tests showed an overgrowth of clostridium and nothing else in her micro biome at that time. Her gut has gradually improved over each treatment of 30 days (you test 2 weeks after they’ve finished). I’ve definitely seen improvement but we’re going through 1 more round as her last test showed a moderate imbalance still. Fingers crossed. We don’t have any vets nearby who do the rectal FMT unfortunately. Thanks for these series!

    • Will Falconer, DVM on May 11, 2021 at 10:43 am

      Patti, how odd for a youngster to have such a micro mess. What preceded that? Any apparent cause?

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