From time to time, we update the Basepaws digital report of results for our Breed + Health Cat DNA Test. Today, we’d like to take a moment to share some details about two recent changes to our report—one for a genetic health marker linked to the common cat heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and one for a genetic trait marker associated with the Siamese colorpoint coat pattern.
We’re so excited to share that the latest results from the Basepaws Feline Health History Questionnaire are in! For the past two years, amazing pet parents like you in our customer and/or citizen science research community have filled out this questionnaire to help us learn about your furry family members’ physical appearance, health, eating habits, behaviors, and more.
Maine Coon cats are one of the largest breeds of domestic cats in the world, with some males reaching up to 20 pounds or more when fully grown! Some believe that these cats originated in the state of Maine and are known as "gentle giants" due to their temperament and size. In this article, we will take a closer look at just how big Maine coon cats get.
On June 7th, Basepaws announced the big meows, and today we are proud to officially join the Zoetis family. This announcement marks a new chapter in our mission to provide pet parents with actionable knowledge for making empowered, proactive healthcare decisions.
Do you have an itchy cat? It’s possible that they could be suffering from dermatitis—an increasingly common skin condition seen in cats. In this post, we review two types of this uncomfortable affliction:atopic dermatitis and food allergic dermatitis.