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11 people and organizations that make this world better for cats

October 29 is National Cat Day, and what better way to celebrate it than by highlighting some of the most fantastic, selfless, hard working, smart, and overall brilliant individuals and organizations that make this world a better place for cats?

2020-10-28T20:42:13-07:00Uncategorized|

Overweight and Obesity in Cats

Nothing is better than curling up with our kitties and enjoying their purring and kneading paws. We wish these moments could last forever! While we can’t make them last forever, we can make them last as long as possible by taking care of them the best way we can and providing them the longest, healthiest, happiest lives that we possibly can. One of the best ways to keep our cats healthy and increase their lifespan is by preventing obesity in our cats.

2020-10-13T12:08:36-07:00CAT HEALTH|

Basepaws is adding more breeds to DNA report

We are proud and excited to announce a big update to our cat breed analysis report happening this month. This update is the culmination of many months of work and will be provided for free to our existing customers.

The Traditional Eastern Siamese – The Thai Siamese

The Traditional Siamese cat is a history lesson wrapped in a furry bow. Known by many names, this cat was royally envied. The Siamese breed is one of the most well-known cat breeds in the world, but did you know there are two distinctly different categories within the breed? Let us introduce you to one of the sides of the Siamese coin, the Traditional "Applehead" Siamese.

2020-08-25T17:41:01-07:00BREED REPORT, CAT BREEDS|

Basepaws’ feline oral microbiome research

With constant exposure to diverse environmental factors and food sources, our cats’ mouths are a fascinating place populated by a multitude of microbial organisms. Like all living organisms, microbes can be classified using the taxonomic system all of us learnt in school.

Basepaws’ project to improve the feline reference genome

A reference genome is a database assembled based on whole genome sequencing data from multiple members of a species of interest. This genome assembly is considered as a representative example of the genome organization of a typical member of the species. For an organism to be effectively studied from a genetics perspective, having a high quality reference genome is a must.

Improvements to Basepaws’ Breed Report and launch of a new product

We are proud and excited to announce a big update to our cat breed analysis report happening this July. This update is the culmination of many months of work and will be provided for free to our existing customers. We want to preserve some element of surprise, but keep reading to see what we have in store for you this July.