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Thousands of cats tested monthly

Most extensive Cat DNA Test. Focused on top breed groups and critical feline genetic diseases.

Free shipping within the continental U.S.

Return Shipping is covered too. And, yes, we ship internationally!

4.6 stars
on Amazon

Easy to use, at home collection. 4-6 weeks report turnaround time.

Years of feline
genetics research

Health report approved by vets. Breed Groups report updated for life.

Get to know your cat,
inside and out

Breed + Health DNA Test
$149.00 $129.00
  • Breed Groups & Wild Cat Index
  • Genetic disease markers
  • Health recommendations
Includes comparison to all breeds and breed groups, lifetime breed updates, chromosome map, wild cat index, predisposition to genetic diseases and health markers.
Whole Genome Sequencing
$599.00 $499.00
  • 100% of the genome + raw data
  • All genetic variants
  • Lifetime Breed + Health updates
Receive your cat's complete and future-proof genetic information with high coverage (>15X) WGS. Includes Breed and Health Test, plus much more!

What kind of cat do you have?

We compare each sample against the largest cat DNA database in the world to better understand your cat's breed composition.


Be proactive about your cat's health

Your cats won't tell you when they're sick. We test for genetic markers, reporting on mutation carrier status and predisposition to different diseases.

Health Markers
Disease Markers

Our home-based saliva collection kit is all you need to send your cat's DNA to our lab.

All from home. No blood. Completely non-invasive – just a small saliva sample, for both Health and Breed tests. Free shipping both ways within the continental U.S.!

Sign Up

Create an account at basepaws.com and register your CatKit upon its arrival.


Collect your cat's DNA sample by gently swabbing the inside of their cheek for 5 seconds.


Secure your sample within the return shipping box and mail it back to our lab.

See how it works
Largest database of cat genetics in the world
We partner with veterinarians, scientists, and researchers from all around the world. Together, we move closer to the future of eliminating preventable feline disease with every sample that is added to our database.
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What our customers are saying

4,6 Stars from 759 reviews
This DNA test was amazing!
I thought I pretty knew what my cat most likely was. Boy was I surprised! The kit is very easy to use, got results in a timely manner and gave me a ton of information about Oscar. I'll be giving my Vet a copy for his file. Highly recommend.
Diane G.
I'm very happy with the test and recommend it
I purchased this DNA kit, because I have a 18 lb, green-eyed, long-haired cat, whom everyone asks me about. I'm very happy with the test and recommend it to anyone with concerns about their cat's health or curiosity about their lineage.
We really enjoyed getting this Basepaws DNA test kit
We really enjoyed getting this Basepaws DNA test kit for our newly adopted cat Bellana! The test confirmed the breed types she was most like, and told us lots of health info and even confirmed she had no genetic disorders to worry about. The report was easy to read and informative. Really glad we did this, and worth the cost.
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