Getting Started with Your AnimalBiome Account

How to Set Up Your Pet's Profile, Fill in Survey Questions and Register their Sample Number

1. Sign up for an account.

Go to: and select "Sign Up."  Enter your email address and select a password, then click "Join AnimalBiome."

2. Create your pet's profile

You will be taken to a page to create a profile for your pet. (If page does not appear, select “Add Pet” from upper right side).

There are several survey questions on this page having to do with your pet’s age, breed, and health condition. Please fill this out as completely as possible. It should only take about 5 minutes. Your answers are invaluable as they are what allow us to make associations between specific bacteria, symptoms, and diseases.

Once you’ve completed your pet’s profile, click the "Add Pet" button at the bottom of the page.

3. Register a Sample

In the upper right part of the Pet Portal page, hit "Register Sample."

When the new page opens, enter the sample number, select your pet's name under "Whose sample is this?" and select a fecal consistency score for the specific sample you submitted. 

Consistency is rated on a scale of 1 - 7, with 1 as very hard, 4 as normal, and 7 as watery. If you need to see pictures to help you select the right consistency for your sample, look at this stool chart. Then hit "Register." 

If you have more than one sample for the same pet, repeat this process from step 4. 

If you have more than one pet, you will need to repeat this process.  On the upper left, you will see your pet’s name and a drop-down menu to “Add A New Pet”.