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 emailRead Sample Report
- Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
- Retinal degeneration
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.
Yes! Ping us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you with that.