"I decided to take the Basepaws DNA test because Maddie is so very important to me. We are very closely bonded and I want him to be around for many years. I am hoping that with this DNA testing I will be able to find out if he is prone to any health conditions so I can keep a sharp eye out for them." - describes our dear client Ashley - "I want to find out how to provide the best possible care for him, based on his DNA, to help him live the longest and healthiest that he can. I was also intrigued to learn if he had strong tendencies towards any particular breeds."
Evolution has lead cats to become highly specialized and successful hunters. They are physically and behaviorally completely adapted to the predator lifestyle. Always on the look-out, feline’s powerful and sharp senses help them operate smoothly and maintain their superior hunting strategies. Ever wondered just how special your cat’s powers really are? Read up to find out!
Hairless but fearless, Sphynx cats turn heads everywhere they go! This is the cat who demands its well-deserved attention, loves entertaining its family and treasures meeting new humans. The Sphynx have the undeniable power to enchant anyone with their humor, loving nature and exotic appearance. To no surprise, they were rated as the top 8 most popular breed of 2017 in the US. Not under the Sphynx’ spell yet? Wait until you read the rest!
Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day! This special day of the year, marked every August 17th, was launched in efforts to raise awareness about black cats and debunk countless misconceptions about these fantastic pets. Often associated with bad luck, witchcraft and evil, black cats still seem to be hunted by the spooky myths ever since the ancient times and to this very day. Interestingly, long before the tales about evil black cats even began to spread, Ancient Egyptians actually believed that they were symbols of luck, wealth and strength and the Japanese that they were a symbol of prosperity.
"I have always been a dog person, so our dog Lucy, she is my heart on four legs. And Tommy is the love of my husband’s life! But, Mortimer, he is the sweetest cat I have ever met!" - gushed Angela when we asked her about her three wonderfully distinct, but equally loving fur companions.
Wonderfully distinct from all the other animals, cats never fail to impress. From mesmerizing eye colours and charming ‘squints’ to extraordinarily powerful and precise vision, feline eyes are truly a wonder of nature. Unfortunately, sometimes, cats can suffer from certain complications which can affect their vision and overall health status. One of the more severe disorders of this kind is a group of retinal diseases known as progressive retinal atrophy (PRA).
Founded in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, International Cat Day is a day of veneration and celebration of one of the world’s most popular and beloved pets of all times. Every August 8th the world celebrates the friendship between humans and cats by advocating for feline safety and well-being. To spread some happiness and love on this very special day, we decided to cherish the world’s adore for cats by digging out some of the most famous and beloved felines of all times!
"Alex really loves being around people more so than any other cat I have ever had in my life." – remarked Chris when we asked him and his wife Sarah to introduce Alex to us, their tiger cat from the picture above. The core of his home’s soul and the leading hunter in the family, Alex daily treats his humans with tons of love, kitty head butts and chipmunks. He never fails to charm with his noble, dog-like behavior whilst never losing a snippet of his feline grace. Ladies and gents, please meet Alex and his hoomans Sarah and Chris.
The elegant Russian Blues, also known as the Archangel Cats or the Archangel Blues, are winning hearts over left and right with their vividly green eyes and shimmery fur. The superior combination of remarkable strength and agility, exceptional beauty and sweet-nature earned them the well-suited title of "Doberman Pinschers of cats". To top things off, did you know that Tom Cat from Tom & Jerry was in fact a Russian Blue too? You read that right! And today we are bringing Tom out into the spotlight! Ladies and gent, please, meet the Russian Blue!
Once again the time has come to pay a visit to the vet. Ugh! Your pet is scared, you're stressed, everything is a hectic mess. Does this sound familiar to you? You are not alone! But, no worries, we got your back. We dug deep and fished out some pawsome secrets to a vet visit as stress-free as possible. Whether you are owned by a cat or any other loving bundle, make sure to read these tips up, test them out and let us know if it helped!