DNA Test­ing Kit For Cats


Modern Cat - - The Scoop -

Fe­line health is de­ter­mined by three main fac­tors: nu­tri­tion, en­vi­ron­ment, and ge­net­ics. As re­spon­si­ble pet own­ers, we can do our best to con­trol the first two but the third was de­cided be­fore we even met our fe­line friends!

Your cat’s DNA con­tains more than 20,000 genes, cre­at­ing a unique ge­netic code that is passed down from your cat’s par­ents, grand­par­ents, and so on. By test­ing th­ese ge­net­ics, you can get more in­for­ma­tion about breed, an­ces­try, phys­i­cal traits, health, and po­ten­tial hered­i­tary dis­eases. This in­for­ma­tion is power! It can al­low own­ers and vets to watch out, pre­vent or plan ahead for spe­cific prob­lems that may present them­selves later in life.

De­spite this, the field of fe­line ge­net­ics re­mains mostly un­ex­plored by sci­en­tists. Basep­aws aims to fix this gap in knowl­edge. As the first cat care com­pany fo­cused on the build­ing blocks of ge­net­ics, Basep­aws aims to not only an­a­lyze the ge­net­ics of your cat, but to also build a data­base of fe­line ge­netic data that will help to make new con­nec­tions and dis­cov­er­ies in cat health.

Basep­aws CatKits help you col­lect your kitty’s DNA (you sub­mit your cat’s hair fol­li­cles and cheek cells gath­ered with a swab) and will send you back a re­port de­tail­ing the find­ings from a se­quenc­ing ma­chine. The re­port will start with breed and an­ces­try, trac­ing back your cat’s roots to dif­fer­ent species of wild cats. As the data­base grows, the re­sults will con­tinue to ex­pand and be re­fined to in­clude ge­netic pre­dis­po­si­tions for cer­tain dis­eases, phys­i­cal traits, and even the per­son­al­ity of your cat. They will also be able to use pre­dic­tive al­go­rithms to help you choose the diet and prod­ucts that are most ap­pro­pri­ate for your cat’s ge­netic make-up.

Once your cat has been tested by Basep­aws, they will save all of the DNA mark­ers and, as more re­search and data is un­cov­ered, you will con­tinue to re­ceive reports about what makes your cat tick! How neat is that? You can or­der a kit for $95 at basep­aws.com.

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