Whole genome sequencing Whole genome sequencing
Basepaws
04/24/2018

The genome is the complete genetic information of an organism. Most organisms have DNA genomes, although there are known viruses with RNA genomes too. The genome consists of the coding and noncoding DNA, as well as the organelles’ DNA (mitochondria and chloroplasts). Whole genome sequencing is the determination of the entire sequence of the whole genome (the order of all the bases, A, T, G and C) at a single time. After reading this blog you will learn more about the history, techniques and applications of this advanced method, as well as a little bit about the genome of your favourite feline friend.

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Personalized diet: myth or reality Personalized diet: myth or reality
Basepaws
04/20/2018

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"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates, a Greek physician and The Father of Western medicine

One of the main factors that influences and shapes the health of all cats is nutrition. The idea behind he targeted nutrition is planning a personalized diet for cats based on its genetics, physique and lifestyle. In order to design a personalized diet, it is crucial to learn the role of genetics in diverse responses to different nutritional intakes. And two young fields of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics may be hiding the answers we are all looking for.

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Hypothyroidism in cats Hypothyroidism in cats
Basepaws
04/17/2018

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!

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Basepaws Cats Stories: Anders, Brynni and Helga Basepaws Cats Stories: Anders, Brynni and Helga
Basepaws
04/11/2018

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ― Anatole France

Pets, pets, pets! They are treasured family members in two-thirds of American households (about 71.1 million)! They may bark, meow, chirp, squeak or quietly swim around, but one thing is for sure: they are our favorite life companions and our best friends who keep our hearts warm, loved and happy.

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A quick look into the world of cats DNA analysis: those among us and those that we miss A quick look into the world of cats DNA analysis: those among us and those that we miss
Basepaws
04/10/2018

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Our job here at Basepaws is to help you get to know your beloved felines on a molecular level and discover all the secrets hiding in their DNA. Our ultimate aim is to form a rich feline database to secure better health care for cats in the future, and fortunately many of you have already joined us on our mission!

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Legends and myths about cats Legends and myths about cats
Basepaws
04/05/2018

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Most of us are familiar with some sort of magical tale about our felines. Adored for their mysterious ways, the world has been dreaming up fascinating myths about cats ever since the ancient times. Cats make appearances in many religions, superstitions, poems and narratives. Magical or lucky, angelic or devilish, here are some of the most interesting and surprising legends about these impressive animals from all around the globe.

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Hemophilia in cats Hemophilia in cats
Basepaws
04/03/2018

Hemophilia is a group or rare hereditary bleeding disorders in which the cat’s blood doesn’t clot appropriately in case of an injury. Although uncommon, hemophilia is a severe condition that can be inborn or acquired. Today we aim to explain to you what happens when bleeding in cats occurs, how bleeding disorders develop and what hemophilia actually is.

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Surprising Facts About Kittens Surprising Facts About Kittens
Basepaws
03/29/2018

Kittens! Even the word is cute. Kittens are adorable and lovable, and they sneak their way into our hearts the moment they are born. But how well do we really know these bundles of joy we are so bluntly in love with? Some of these facts will surprise you, and some you must know before you bring one into your home.

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Why Can Knowing Your Cat’s Blood Type Save It’s Life? Why Can Knowing Your Cat’s Blood Type Save It’s Life?
Basepaws
03/26/2018

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Just like us humans, our favorite pets also have different blood groups. Do you already know what know your feline’s is? Knowing your cat’s blood group can be vital in certain situations, yet rarely does this come up, unless it’s an emergency. Today we will tell you everything you need to know about different blood groups in cats and why you should know your letters!

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Feline Osteoarthritis Feline Osteoarthritis
Basepaws
03/14/2018

Feline osteoarthritis is one of the most common degenerative joint diseases in cats, and yet more owners don’t know what this disease really is, how common it is, what the causes are and the potential treatments. 90% of cats over the age of 10% develop join disease, so if you have an older kitty - do read up!

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