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The Average Cat, Beyond Genetics

The Average Cat, Beyond Genetics

At Basepaws, our mission is to advance pet health. Our focus is on feline genetics, however, we know that genes are just part of the picture. Our continued goal has been to collect diverse information on cats that goes beyond genetics (phenotype data). As we collect more data, this will help us refine and improve our understanding of the interp...
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Encyclopedia of Cat Chromosomes, Diseases and Traits

Encyclopedia of Cat Chromosomes, Diseases and Traits

Many pet parents in the Basepaws community expressed an interest in learning more about what genes reside on each cat chromosome, and about the "Chromosome Map." In this blog, we share all that is currently known about feline chromosomes and genes associated with hereditary conditions and traits.
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Safe Holiday Tips For Your Cat

Safe Holiday Tips For Your Cat

While 2020 may look a little different than holidays past, many of our traditions remain the same. Decorations, presents, and the gift of giving keep the season bright for all. But in all the celebrations and decorations lurk several dangers for pets. To help keep the holidays safe and bright, here are some tips for holiday safety. 
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Basepaws Developed a PCR-based COVID-19 Test For Cats

Basepaws Developed a PCR-based COVID-19 Test For Cats

As of November 2020, the coronavirus pandemic is here to stay. The SARS-CoV-2 virus has had a devastating impact on public health and the economy. Recent months have also brought the news that pets too can get infected with the virus. 

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Key Things To Know About Feline Diabetes

Key Things To Know About Feline Diabetes

Diabetes in cats has increased by 18% over the past 10-years, and 1 out of every 230 cats today is affected by feline diabetes. But what are the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for feline diabetes? Read more in this blog post.
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