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Cat DNA testing promises breed info and health insights



Each test reveals the genetic breakdown of the cat, with results that tell you what breeds your cat’s DNA contains, and even if any wild cat genes are part of the mix.

Find out what your cat’s DNA can tell you about their ancestry and ultimately their health and habits

LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) — Is your cat an enigma? Get the feeling he has some wild ancestors? Want more information about how to keep your sweet kitty healthy?

The first company of its kind, Basepaws offers direct-to-consumer DNA testing for cats, focusing on delivering breed information and actionable health insights.

Each test reveals the genetic breakdown of the cat, with results that tell you what breeds your cat’s DNA contains, and even if any wild cat genes are part of the mix.

As more owners add to the growing database, future reports will be able to link results with potential diseases and nutrition needs, coming as soon as 2019.

“DNA research has revealed a vast amount of useful, often life-saving information for humans. We want to facilitate those same kind of breakthroughs for cats,” said Anna Skaya, Founder and CEO of Basepaws. “Our reports connect owners with insights about their cat’s breed. The technology is there to change how we approach our beloved pets’ well-being.”

The world’s first cat DNA test

Pet owners spend more than $40 billion a year on food and vet services. And while there are hundreds of pet food options to choose from, each cat has different nutritional needs. A simple DNA test can make it easier to identify which traits are linked to health conditions like heart disease and obesity.

As this information becomes available, reports may save pet owners the time and cost of trial and error, using veterinary research to shed light on the best foods for certain breeds.

Basepaws is poised to become a community where cat owners, veterinarians and breeders can help one another in caring for their feline friends. With a growing database of brand-new information, genetic testing is a game-changer in the pet industry, and will aid the eradication of preventable, fatal diseases for our furry companions everywhere.

To learn more, visit basepaws.com.

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