One simple DNA test, a lifetime of discovery

Find out what your cat’s DNA can tell you about their health, breed, traits and habits.

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Your CatKit DNA test includes

A non-invasive DNA collection method

Collect a swab sample from your cat’s inner cheek by following the instructions printed inside your CatKit.

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Continuous report updates

Your cat’s Breed, Wildcat, Traits & Health data will continue to update as our database grows.

How our reports work

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Know your cat – inside and out

Basepaws is still learning, but we can’t wait to share what we know. As we sample more DNA and gleam more insights — we’ll send new discoveries about your cat straight to your dashboard.

  • Breed Groups
  • Wildcat Index
  • Chromosome Map
  • Health
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More like a Royal Persian or a cuddly Ragdoll? Find out which breeds and traits make up your cat!

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Did your kitty inherit more DNA from a lion or a tiger? Find out!

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A chromosome map visualizes where each section of your cat’s genetic code relates to known cat breeds.

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39 health markers representing 17 diseases including:

  • PKD - Polycystic kidney disease
  • HCM - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Retinal degeneration
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Coming Soon


  • Sibling matches
  • Relative finder
  • Genetic counseling

360 Cat Care

  • Health and Wellness Assessments
  • Behavior, Environment & Nutritional Coaching
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What people are saying

Join us in building the world’s most powerful feline genetic database

At the Basepaws laboratory we’re searching for smarter ways to care for cats. Your pet’s DNA samples play a key role in paving the way towards further discovery.

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