We are giving away hundreds of FREE Cat DNA Tests in July!

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Update:

Thank you for all those that participated. Please expect to receive instructions within the next few days. In the meantime, we are still looking for cats with select diseases or carriers for those diseases like Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). If you have such special cat, please reach out to us at cure@basepaws.com

Does your cat qualify?

Basepaws is giving away hundreds of FREE DNA tests to special cats willing to give a little fur to improve the lives of all felines, everywhere.

Basepaws just received funding to sequence hundreds of cats' DNA for science. And now we need your help locating the special cats and kittens that will help us create the future of personalized therapies and products for cats. Millions of cats could benefit from your cat's participation today.

What do I get?

We will send you our CatKit and will do all testing for FREE, plus you will become part of our ongoing work in feline health. Join other citizen scientists to help us end hereditary diseases in all cats through the power of genomics!

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Does my cat qualify?

Is your cat a purebred? Does your cat have a really unique physical trait? Has your cat been diagnosed with a genetic disorder? Then we have a FREE GIFT for you – a Basepaws CatKit – the world's most comprehensive hair-based DNA test for cats that's as simple as brushing your cat.*
* Free CatKits are provided to the first 3-10 responders for each category. This page will be updated regularly and categories removed when we have enough representative cats.

Your cat qualifies if it falls into any of the following categories:

Breeds

Abyssinian
Aegean
American Bobtail
American Curl
American Shorthair
American Wirehair
Arabian Mau
Balinese
Bengal
Birman
Bombay
British Shorthair
Burmese
Chartreux
Chausie
Cheetoh
Colorpoint Shorthair
Cornish Rex
Cymric
Devon Rex
Donskoy
Dragon Li
Dwarf Cat
Egyptian Mau
European Shorthair
Exotic Shorthair
German Rex
Havana Brown
Highlander
Himalayan
Japanese Bobtail
Javanese
Korat
Kurilian Bobtail
LaPerm
Lykoi
Maine Coon
Manx
Munchkin
Napoleon
Nebelung
Norwegian Forest cat
Ocicat
Oriental Longhair
Oriental Shorthair
Persian (Modern)
Peterbald
Pixie-bob
Ragamuffin
Ragdoll
Russian Blue
Savannah
Scottish Fold
Selkirk Rex
Serengeti
Siamese
Siberian
Singapura
Snowshoe
Sokoke
Somali
Sphynx
Tonkinese
Toyger
Turkish Angora
Turkish Van
Ukrainian Levkoy

Traits

Albino
Folded ears
Polydactyly (extra toes)
Short curled whiskers
Short tail
White feet (color on legs and body)

Disorders

Acromegaly
Adrenal hyperplasia (11-beta hydroxylase deficiency)
Asthma
Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome
Blood group system AB
Brachycephaly
Cystinuria (type B or I-A)
Deficient acetaminophen glucuronidation
Dihydropyrimidinase deficiency
Factor XII deficiency
Gangliosidosis (GM1 or GM2)
Glaucoma 3, primary congenital
Glycogen storage disease IV
Haemophilia B
Hyperlipoproteinaemia
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Hypokalaemic periodic paralysis
Hypothyroidism
Hypotrichosis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Leber congenital amaurosis (stationary night blindness)
Mannosidosis, alpha
Mucolipidosis II
Mucopolysaccharidosis (I, VI, or VII)
Multidrug resistance 1
Muscular dystrophy (Duchenne or limb-girdle)
Myotonia
Niemann-Pick disease, (type C1 or C2)
Polycystic kidney disease
Porphyria (acute or congenital)
Primary hyperoxaluria type II (Oxalosis II)
Pyruvate kinase deficiency of erythrocyte
Resistance/susceptibility to FIV
Retinal degeneration (II or fluoroquinolone-induced)
Rod-cone dysplasia
Spinal muscular atrophy
Vitamin D-deficiency rickets, type I

My cat qualifies!

Here's how you can redeem your free Basepaws CatKit:

  • Send an email to cure@basepaws.com.
  • In the email, tell us what specific category your cat falls into.
  • Attach appropriate documentation that your cat qualifies:
    • For breeds - A snapshot of your cat's breed registration
    • For traits – A photo of your cat showing the trait
    • For disorders – A diagnosis from your veterinarian or a copy of a genetic test report

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We look forward to getting to know you and your cat.

Can't find your cat on this list?

Don't worry, we know your cat's special too. We can only provide free kits to qualifying cats, but you can use the discount code SPECIAL at checkout for $20 off your CatKit orders for the rest of July. Thanks for spreading the word!

Want to learn more about how we use cat fur to find cures? Check out this blog.