Refer to your cat as your furbaby? Do you meow back sometimes? Perhaps you lose all feeling in your legs just so as not to disturb the little angels? If you answered yes to any/all of these questions – you may just be a crazy cat person! My favorite type of people. Oh boy, do I have a product for you! Basepaws.
First of all, are you sick of cats always getting the short end of the feather with fewer scientific studies and funds? Well, that age is OVER. Basepaws is a groundbreaking DNA kit just for our feline friends!
To elaborate, Basepaws is comprised of a team of dedicated geneticists, veterinarians and visionaries. They are creating an ever-expanding feline genomic database. This covers subjects from breeds to traits to health.
Next, I found the process to be a breeze! It is quick and easy to swab your cat’s inner cheek for a few seconds. My cat was much more cooperative than I had expected! Afterwards, I registered my kit online and sent the DNA sample back. Below you can see Narnie, whose DNA I sent in.
Honestly, waiting was the hardest part! It took roughly a month and a half from the time I shipped it back to receive the results. Thankfully, Basepaws keeps you informed every step of the way with email updates.
Finally, my results have arrived! I am so impressed with the in depth report. Not only do you learn fun things like which wildcat your pet’s DNA is most similar too, but most importantly – an in depth health analysis.
In addition, Basepaws makes it clear that you should still have your pets clinically tested by veterinarians. I know that Narnie has a heart condition, but it is not shown on the report. So while Basepaws is an awesome tool, it does not replace a visit to the vet! Ideally they should be used together.
So, you may be thinking – why wouldn’t that show up?? Is this DNA test even worth it?? I say YES absolutely it is. Basepaws is constantly expanding their DNA database. They will continue to update your report based on new genetic mutations or environmental factors etc.
In conclusion, Basepaws is an awesome product for any cat lover! I would definitely do this again with my other cats. It is a quick and painless process for your feline friend and you learn so much from the results. The dedicated team at Basepaws deserves some fancy pâté!
Which wildcat do you think your kitty’s DNA matches the closest??