Genetics-based diets and medicine will revolutionize the way we care for our cats. However, we’re still just getting started. Research on cat DNA lags far behind research for humans, dogs, and even mice. When you join Basepaws, you are joining a community of cat-lovers who are improving the future lives of all cats.
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.
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Your cat loves you - Here’s the proof
We recently asked 500 cat parents to answer a short survey about their cats’ personalities. It turns out that many stereotypes about cats are wrong. Here are our surprising results.
Although chubby cats are adorable, those extra pounds can have terrible consequences for kitty’s joints, heart and pancreas. Feline obesity lowers your cat’s life expectancy and increases your cat’s risk for diabetes and cancer. If your cat is overweight, you CAN help your cat achieve a healthy weight before it’s too late. Here are 6 reasons why your cat could have a big belly, and ways to get around them:
Has your cat been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? Don’t panic. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common feline heart disease, and up to 15% of all cats may suffer from it. In fact, many cats with HCM will live long and healthy lives without ever being diagnosed or treated. However, for some cats, HCM can become a devastating disease.
73% of cat owners adopt their cats from a shelter or take them in as strays. How can you learn more about your Kitty Doe, with a secret past and long-lost family? Learn more about how cat genetics is helping improve the way we care for shelter cats.
Just like human siblings, kitty siblings sometimes love each other and other times wish they could stuff their little brother in a box and sit on top of it. No matter how well your cats get along, they can still work together to help scientists unlock the secrets of how their DNA makes them unique.
Cats inherit their good looks from their fur-parents, but how much of your cat’s health and personality comes from you?
Does your cat’s DNA contain a little bit of WILD? Check out this article and learn more about 3 cat breeds with recent wildcat ancestors.
Human, meet your cat.
Looks. Smarts. Health. You inherited a lot from your parents (and their DNA). Science is just starting to untangle the role that DNA has in making you, YOU. And now Basepaws is working on this same special treatment for your favorite pet!