I am continually amazed to hear about the everyday progress being made in the field of Microbiology and the growing plethora of knowledge we are gaining on the human microbiome. With more treatments and better medicines available over the counter, we may be able to confidently treat and care for all of our loved ones for a wide range of diseases. But did you know that the term "loved ones" may not be limited to just us humans? Recently, I was told that my friend's dog was sick with stomach and eating problems. I first felt sorry for the family, but I was then astonished to hear of the treatment the dog was going to be given to cure it's condition. The dog was taken to Starkville, Mississippi to be given a fecal transplant, the same popular treatment given to humans to cure symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. One begins to wonder whether or not the "patient" would have felt better if he had eaten more dog poop like other dogs do.