Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
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Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test

Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test

Wish you understood your cats better? Learn about their unique mix of breeds and origins with Basepaws Cat DNA Test. Discover which traits come from their most similar breeds. Screen for potential genetic health conditions for early intervention. A happy, healthy cat makes for a happy, healthy life with their cat parents!

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Receive your cat's DNA test results in 4-6 weeks (or sooner!)

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39+ health tests for all major genetic conditions and medical complications

Test for all breed groups and breed similarity with top cat breeds + lifetime updates

How it works
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Create an account and register your CatKit.


A quick 10-second swab is all it takes. Make sure to get both gums and teeth.


Shipping is free both ways, just drop it in a USPS box.


Receive results in 4-6 weeks (or sooner!).

Easy, clear results delivered to your email

Easy, clear results delivered to your email

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Let Their Genome Do the Talking
Let Their Genome Do the Talking
What part of your cat genome is similar to a Western Maine Coon? An Eastern Burmese? Or a perfectly adorable polycat? Using our world-class feline genomic database, Basepaws can estimate your tabby’s origins to more than 21 breed types and 4 breed regions.
    A Healthy Cat is a Happy Cat
    Your cats won't tell you when they're sick. We test for 38 genetic markers, reporting on mutation carrier status and predisposition to 16 diseases.
    • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
    • Retinal degeneration
    • Myotonia
    A Healthy Cat is a Happy Cat
    Your Cat's Wild Side
    Your Cat's Wild Side
    You’ll find out how similar your cat's genome is to a Tiger, Lion, Cheetah or a Cougar as we compare and learn more about big cats. It may explain your kitten’s roar-like meow.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Once you received a DNA CatKit in the mail, follow the detailed instructions for sample collection and barcode registration located on the inside of the CatKit box. After collecting your sample, send it back to us in the provided prepaid packaging. We will notify you via email once your sample is received.

      Your report will be available in 4-6 weeks from the date your sample arrives at our laboratory. We are working on trying to shorten this time frame as much as possible. In the rare cases where a sample fails internal quality checks and needs to be reprocessed, we will contact you regarding the next steps.

      Long-term, we plan to provide the results within 4 weeks.

      Every sample helps us create the biggest database of feline genetic data and will contribute to new discoveries in feline health.

      Breed is among our top priorities. We test by comparing your cat’s genetic DNA sample to our pedigreed cat database, as well as to all the other cat samples which we’ve received. Not all breeds are included (yet!), but we are working hard to quickly add as many as possible. As we expand our kitty community, your cat's report findings will continue to be refined. Take a look at our sample report to get an idea of what your cat’s report will look like, as well as our roadmap to see what your cat’s report will include in the future!

      The wild cat index percentage is determined using the relative genetic similarity between all of the domestic cat samples we test and four big cats (Tiger, Leopard, Cheetah, Cougar). This means we measure how genomically similar your cat is to these wildcats when being compared to all other domestic cat samples in our database, not to the specific wildcat base pairs themselves. We plan to add additional big cats and expand this testing throughout the year.

      Yes. For all orders in the continental U.S., a pre-paid return shipping label is included in every kit. Simply register your kit, swab your cat, and send it back to us.

      *INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS outside of the U.S.: Return postage is NOT included.

      Yes! We charge $15 for International shipping (return shipping NOT included).

      PLEASE NOTE: We cannot guarantee that you will or will not be charged any customs taxes or duties. Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. This applies only to International and Canadian orders.

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      Keep your cat's health care top-of-mind by making at-home care a priority!

      Keep your cat's health care top-of-mind by making at-home care a priority!

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