We have all waited for this moment for so long, and the time has finally come. The Basepaws Health Marker reports are ready to go live at last! After so many months of anticipation, we are immensely thankful for your incredible patience and support and we are very excited to finally be able to share the bits and pieces about this new addition of the report. Dear ladies and gents, this is your Basepaws Health Marker report!
Health Marker Report is the section of the basic Basepaws Cat DNA Report which test for over 39 genetic mutations that correspond to 17 genetic conditions. Here you will be able to discover if your cat has tested positive for a genetic variant associated with any of the genetic diseases included in our database.
Alpha mannosidosis is a lysosomal storage disorder which results in the decreased efficiency of the production of an enzyme called alpha-D-mannosidase. This enzyme is involved in the digestion of complex sugars derived from […]
Haemophilia in cats is a group of rare hereditary bleeding disorders in which a cat’s blood doesn’t clot appropriately in case of an injury. Although uncommon, haemophilia is a severe condition that can […]
Buckle up, cat guardians, because Basepaws has GREAT news to share! We are immensely excited to announce the next iteration of the Basepaws Cat DNA Report, our biggest update so far. Thanks to the fantastic support we got from cat parents around the world, this summer we are able to notably step up our game and bring you a number of remarkable additions to your cat's DNA report. Read ahead and learn what to expect from your latest Basepaws DNA Report!
Hypokalemia refers to athe state of low potassium ion (K+) levels in the blood. It’s often a secondary problem caused by other deficiencies or diseases, but it may also be a result of […]
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common feline heart disease -- up to 15% of all cats may suffer from it (Payne et al, 2015). This disease affects the cat's myocardium and causes thickening of the heart’s left ventricle. Many cats with HCM can live long and healthy lives, however, for some cats, HCM can be a devastating disease. Maine Coons and Ragdolls are thought to be at a higher risk from HCM. We have recently lost an office cat to this cruel disease, so we have been extra-focused on adding this marker to our health report.
Gangliosidosis is a group of lipid storage disorders characterized by the accumulation of lipids – gangliosides in neurons. The disease was identified both in humans and cats. Human gangliosidosis is classified into two types, GM1 and GM2. The second type is further classified into three subtypes: GM2A (Tay-Sachs disease), GM2AB (AB variant) and GM2B (Sandhoff disease or 0 variant). All of the variants of the human disease have been identified in cats except for the Tay-Sachs (GM2A).
Feline hypothyroidism is a rare, complex glandular disorder caused by an under-active thyroid gland. Fortunately, this serious condition is usually not deadly and can be successfully treated if recognized and addressed correctly in a timely manner. This article will provide you with a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about feline hypothyroidism – from the anatomy of the gland, the signs and symptoms of the disorder, to the diagnosis and the treatment. Read on to learn more!
Factor XII deficiency, also known as Hageman deficiency, is the most common congenital coagulopathy among cats. Although common among bleeding disorders, this condition is actually often asymptomatic. Hageman trait is a blood clotting disorder characterized by deficiency in the coagulation factor XII. For more background information about blood coagulation as well as other hemophilia disorders, please read our blog Hemophilia in cats.