01/07/2020"Brian and I are both scientists and we wanted Misha to be a part of a database that furthers research into house cats. We think he is a quintessential specimen!" - cat guardian Ella introduced her family to us.
12/24/2019Cats are smart and curious. Very, very curious. Most of the time, cat’s curiosity is harmless. But sometimes they need some extra protection against everyday things you - a mere cat parent - never considered harmful. Here’s our list of top most toxic foods for cats you should be aware of.
12/12/2019Our world here at Basepaws revolves around your cat's DNA. In order to analyze feline genes, we must first decode the information within them. Many labs still rely on microarray techniques for genotyping studies due to a number of advantages. We, however, employ data-rich DNA sequencing in all aspects of our work.
12/10/2019You’ve purchased a CatKit, collected some of your cat’s DNA and shipped it back to us. Exciting stuff! Wait, but what happens next? The time has come for us to reveal a little bit about our recipe to uncover your feline’s DNA secrets. Let’s talk Basepaws Science!
12/05/2019Here at Basepaws, we often talk about feline genetics and science. It can be challenging to understand your Basepaws DNA Report or any of the provided literature without adequate background knowledge. To help you get started, here is your crash "Feline Genetics 101" course. This will provide you with sufficient, simplified information that will help you learn more about the genetics of your cat.
12/03/2019Timothy and Christopher are Basepaws fur fathers who care for the handsome Basepaws cat Oliver. We recently had the pleasure of talking to Timothy and we got to know him and his family just a little bit better. Welcome to their Basepaws cat story!
11/28/2019Thanksgiving with cats is the best kind of Thanksgiving we could wish for. Cats paw their way into our lives with the sole purpose of stealing our hearts. In return, they give us much more than we could ever hope for. So, here are the top 7 reasons why you need to give thanks to your cat this year. Happy Thanksgiving hoomans!
11/18/2019If you ever offered your kitty a pinch of catnip, you most likely witnessed them act quite strangely and goofy. Many cats respond to catnip by rolling around in it, rubbing it on their body, licking it and lie in it purring. We often joke that they act as if they had a little too much to drink. But, is this really what happens? Does catnip actually make your cat high? Here's what you need know about this magic cat "drug" and how it affects your kitty.
11/12/2019Diabetes mellitus (DM), or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which blood sugar levels remain high for long periods of time. This occurs when there are insufficient levels of insulin produced in the body or the body isn’t responding properly to this hormone.
11/04/2019What's better than a story? A cat story, of course! The time has come for another lovely Basepaws cat story, and this time, it's rolling over all the way from Australia! Dear cat guardians, we are thrilled to introduce our furriends Basepaws cats Lucy and Sheldon, with their fur-mom Jenna.