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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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Complete your kit in 3 easy steps

  • 1
    Collect your cat's DNA
  • 2
    Activate your CatKit online
  • 3
    Mail in your sample
  • Receive DNA report in 8-10 weeks

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

Free return shipping in the U.S.

Pay no return or tracking fees from within the US.

Don't live in the U.S.? No problem, we ship internationally!

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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
  • Coming Soon

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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Coming Soon

Health

  • PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)
  • HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy)
  • Blood type
  • …and much more

Community

  • Sibling matches
  • Relative finder
  • Genetic counseling
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360 Cat Care

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

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Kellie & her cat Pishi

“I love Basepaws! I've always loved genetics and cats, so Basepaws is a dream come true! So many unexpected results!”

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Amelia & her cat Leo

“I loved learning where Leo gets both his size (11lb by 6 months!) and his adoring, snuggly personality. Learning about him has helped me cater his diet, give vets more info, and explain to strangers why he's so in love with people.”

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Paityn & her cat Evie Dollie

“I loved my experience with BasePaws. I already knew a lot about Evie Dollie's background due to the fact that I got her from a breeder, but it was still a very interesting process!”

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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.

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