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The future of feline DNA testing is here!

A simple saliva test is all you need to find out why your feline companion does what they do, the optimal diet to feed them, and if there any any health issues to be concerned about – all through genetics. Totally paw-some, right?

Why get your cat’s DNA sequenced?

cat’s DNA

Because your cat’s DNA can unlock the secrets to keeping their health in tip-top shape.

mixed-breed cats

Modern science has uncovered exciting new insights about mixed-breed cats and breed genetics.

Cat's DNA test

When you invest in a DNA test for your cat, you’ll have access to a living document that’s an evolving part of your cat’s history.

Cat’s DNA

What if we had a way to understanding the breeds and traits that make up mixed-breed cats – especially those adopted from shelters whom have little or no information about their parents? This would give us the chance to give them longer, healthier, more robust lives than ever before. Basepaws’ Cat DNA Test does just that.

Our test is simple to take and everyone passes!

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Collect DNA

Collect DNA with a cheek swab. It’s completely painless, and 2-3 seconds is all it takes!

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Mail us your sample via USPS or international shipping

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Receive Report

6-9 weeks from when we receive your sample, voila!

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Cuddle. Swab. Voila!

Your DNA is ours, kitty.

Discover your cat’s DNA story

We know, it’s very exciting! Your cat’s DNA has been encoded and analyzed, and you can’t wait to log on and see their results.

At Basepaws, we want you to stay excited.

As we process more DNA samples, we can glean new insights about your cat. And we update your profile constantly, to reflect everything we learn.

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Breed Groups

Discover which breeds and traits make up your cat’s unique genetic profile

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Wildcat Index

Did your kitty inherit more DNA from a lion or a tiger? Find out!

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Health Markers

Learn vital information to help you take control of your cat’s health.

How the Report Works

All it takes is one cheek swab to unlock all these benefits, and unlike other DNA services, Basepaws Report is a living document. You will be getting free lifetime Breed Report updates to your cats report and more features, such as traits and health markers, for an additional fee.

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What do you do with my DNA sample, human?

As soon as your kitty’s cheek swab arrives at our Los Angeles laboratory, we set to work processing the DNA and starting the discovery of what makes your cat one of a kind. Did you know that your cat’s DNA contains more than 20,000 genes? What’s more, they’re spelled out in a unique genetic code that’s around 2,700,000,000 letters (nucleotide bases) long. Basepaws uses state-of-the-art sequencing machines to read and record these letters. We then compile the results into a one-of-a-kind report packed full of valuable information about your cat’s unique genetic profile.

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What does the DNA test reveal?

We compare your cat’s DNA sequence to sequences from other Basepaws cats and the scientific community. Some sections of DNA contain genes that have already been studied and are linked to specific diseases or physical traits. Other sections of DNA contain genes that are currently unknown. And that’s where the meowgic comes in – our mission is to unlock those secrets. Every kitty we sequence brings us one step closer to identifying the purpose of these mystery genes and why they matter for ALL cats.

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