Do you own a cat (or four)? Perhaps if you do, you have often wondered about their DNA or where they came from? What is their background, who the heck are they??? So many unanswered questions until now! All because of the new Cat DNA kit!
It’s no surprise that we love our fur babies. Half of women and nearly a third of men say “I love you” to their cat’s multiple times per day, according to a survey conducted by Purina. And, many cat owners are likely to show their pawed pals some extra love by giving it treats and tons of affection, daily.
Cat DNA Kit From Basepaws
It’s well documented that our furry feline friends make our lives better and generally brighten our mood each day. They can also help lower blood pressure, and cat owners have been shown to have higher self-esteem than those without cats in their lives.
Our furry friends make our lives better every day, so it makes purr-fect sense that since our four-legged family members bring us so much happiness and make us feel good, this Father’s Day the purr-fect gift for dad is a gift for him and his feline fur baby.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share with you Basepaws, an at-home, feline-specific genetic test! This Father’s Day you can give your cat extra love they deserve and every day after and Dad can be the one who does it! Yay!
Basepaws which was recently featured on Shark Tank and made deals with two investors allows you to learn about the breed and ancestry markers that are present in your cat’s DNA explaining the physical traits are in your cat’s genes. One simple cat DNA test, a lifetime of discovery. Find out what your cat’s DNA can tell you about their breed, and ultimately their health and habits.
So, if you’ve ever wondered where your cat gets the extra fluffiness in his or her tail, now you can find out! Using what we currently know, Basepaws can tell you how closely related your cat is to select cat breeds and wildcats.
Later in the year you will get updates including your cat’s health and wellness report, information about their distant ancestral roots, discover maternal/paternal tracing, siblings test, personality prediction, catnip-addict likelihood, physical traits, and fun facts!
Basepaws gets DNA from your cat’s cheek cells that rub off onto a cotton swab. When your cheek swab arrives at our Los Angeles facility, we take the DNA out of it with a chemical extraction process.
Your cat’s DNA contains more than 20,000 genes, which are spelled out in a unique genetic code that is around 2,700,000,000 letters (nucleotide bases) long. Basepaws takes this DNA and uses sequencing machines to read and record these letters.
Basepaws uses your cat’s information to generate an easy-to-read report about their DNA. We will continue to update your cat’s report as we learn more. Once you are part of the Basepaws community you will get constant updates from us as we have new discoveries about the genetics of your cat.
Your cat’s first report will include useful information about their breed and an interesting similarity to wildcats. Here is an example of the first personalized Basepaws report that you will receive: https://cdn.basepaws.com/report/sample.html.
In addition to your cat’s personalized report the Basepaws cat DNA kit includes: membership in the Basepaws community, report updates, personalized recommendations, access to the latest research on cat science, tools to connect owners of similar cats, and discounts on future products that will be specifically formulated for your cat’s genetic needs receiving constant updates. You can also look forward to updates later in the year including:
- Health Report: Discover if your cat’s genetics influences their risk for certain health conditions, or if their DNA is carrying a genetic disorder and any health and wellness risks that may be present in your cat’s DNA. Genetic health risks and diseases, carrier status (32 diseases).
- · Wellness Report: You will receive tailored assessments and recommendations based on your cat’s genetics including diet recommendations.
- · Ancestry: You can look forward to receiving updates about your cat’s ancestry. Learn about their Breed, as well as their distant ancestral roots. The Alpha Report includes 32 cat breeds and 14 wild cats.
- · You will also discover maternal/paternal tracing, siblings test, personality prediction, catnip-addict likelihood, physical traits, and fun facts!
Your cat’s health is shaped by 3 main factors: Nutrition, Environment, and Genetics. By understanding all three, you can provide your pet with the ultimate cat care. Basepaws is the first cat care company built around Genetics.
DNA Testing is so important and why not do a DNA test for your cats too? Genetic testing, genetic diseases, blood type, kidney disease, this cat DNA test will help find all this out for you! The results will help you get to really know your cat better.
As a pet owner, you want to know as much information as possible about any potential health risks for your beloved cat. With knowledge from your cat’s genetics, you can make more informed decisions about their healthcare needs earlier—possibly mitigating or even preventing illness down the road.
How Is Basepaws Different From Other Cat DNA Kits?
Most other genetic tests screen only for “what is already known”, so as scientists discover new genes and traits, you would need to have the DNA tested again and again, with each new finding.
Unfortunately, very little is currently known about cat genetics. Other cat and dog DNA tests only screen for a LIMITED number of different traits and/or diseases. Unlike our competitors, Basepaws actually sequences your cat’s DNA – even the DNA parts we know nothing about. We save this data, and as we learn more about what these unknown genes are doing, we will be able to tell you more and more about your cat.
You can purchase the Cat DNA Kit online at Basepaws! It retails for $95.00.
One person is going to win a Cat DNA Kit of their very own, from Basepaws! Yay!
The Contest is open US residents, ages 18+. The giveaway will end on June 18, 2019, at 11:59 PM MT. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm their win after I email them, or a new winner will be chosen. I am not responsible for lost or stolen mail.
Mike E says
1 wonderful cat
Mike E says
What a fun concept – my kids would be so excited to find out more about our cat’s DNA. I know she’s 100% lovable but not sure what else 🙂
Sandra Preti says
Courtney Stock says
I own 2 cats Butters a classic stripped tabby and Taz a orange and white cat!! I would love to win this kit for one of them!!
Maryann D. says
We do have one cat who came to our sliding door over a year ago crying for a family! Her name is Willow.
I have two cats.
Darlene Carbajal says
I had 1 cat, but she passed away. 🙁
Amanda Alvarado says
We have 1 but our son has 2 Persians.
Claudia Davis says
I have one cat named Slippers.
We have one.
Eugenia Hall says
We’ve got 4 right now, down from a household high of 8. But we’re probably going to get 2-3 this summer because my elderly parent’s neighbor has 2 female ferals that just gave birth. We’re trying to help them get as many of the adults TNR’d as possible and homes for the kittens etc.
Joy Venters says
3 indoor and 2 outside that want in
Christina Gould says
I own one cat. A girl named Camille. Thanks for the giveaway!
Tina B says
I have four pampered cats!
Cindy Peterson says
I have one Grandcat..
I only own one cat now but Rhett is so great I don’t need other cats.
I myself am Mommy to one cat but currently live in a house with four.
Dana Rodriguez says
I have two cats but one of my kitties is solid black but she looks Siamese (and acts like one) so I am really curious.
Anne PErry says
I have one cat.
I have one cat and I love her. Her name is Annabeth and I’ve linked her IG account in this comment.