One simple DNA test,
a lifetime of discovery

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

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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.


DNA Testing for Cats by BasePaws

The latest in pet science -
brought to your front door

Your cat DNA Test Kit includes:

A non-invasive DNA
collection method

Our swab kit is designed for easy at-home use, and is completely painless.

Detailed
instructions

How to collect a good DNA sample from your cat.

Continuous report
updates

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

Free return
shipping

Pay no return or tracking fees from within the US.

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
Breed Groups
Coming soon
Health
Health
Coming soon
Community
Community
Coming soon
Coach My Cat
Coach My Cat

Cats are a part of your family. Cat people are a part of ours.

Link up with our cat-loving community on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about your cat, and meet some incredible featured felines.


5 Easy Steps
Place your
order

Order a Basepaws CatKit online. Our CatKits ship in 3-5 business days from order confirmation.

Collect
DNA

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

Activate
your CatKit

Create an account, add your cat to your profile, and then activate the CatKit.

Mail in
your sample

Send in your sample and we will notify you when it is received.

Receive
DNA report

In 8-10 weeks (depending on database size) you will receive your report via email.

Home updates cat

It's in their genes

Lion? Puma? Persian? Your cat’s closest relatives may explain their behavior.

Our Breed and Wildcat Index Report is our first step! It includes our findings about your cat’s breed groups and similarity to some key wild cats.


What people are saying
about us

Have you ever wondered where your cat gets its fluffy tail from? Thanks to a cat breed DNA test, you can learn about their traits and possible diseases they may obtain throughout their life. Purchase a cat DNA kit today to learn more about your cat’s breed.

Canine Journal about BasePaws

This cross-species database of genotypic and phenotypic data will be the first of its kind to positively affect the health of members of the family.

Land of Cats about BasePaws

As the first cat care company focused on the building blocks of genetics, Basepaws aims to not only analyze the genetics of your cat, but to also build a database of feline genetic data that will help to make new connections and discoveries in cat health.

Modern Cat magazine about Basepaws

Your cat’s health is shaped by 3 main factors: Nutrition, Environment, and Genetics. By understanding all three, you can provide your cat with the ultimate in care.

The Purrington Post about Basepaws
Cat DNA Testing by Basepaws
No one knows your cat like you, yet you’d be amazed by what you can learn from their genetics.
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