Saturday, September 1, 2018

Find out more about your feline friend with Basepaws!

Thank you to Basepaws for providing a DNA test for review! 
I have seen DNA tests for humans and DNA tests for dogs but when I seen there was one available for our kitty Won Ton, I was stoked! I had NO clue they had one out there. Brandon has always wondered why he looks like a baby panther and with Basepaws we can get an in depth look at his DNA to see what he is! When the sample arrives at their facility in LA, they take the DNA out of it with a chemical extraction process. Your cat’s DNA contains more than 20,000 genes, which are spelled out in a unique genetic code that is around 2,700,000,000 letters (nucleotide bases) long. Basepaws takes this DNA and uses sequencing machines to read and record these letters.

Won Ton was thrilled to get his kitty DNA test kit in the mail today! (Fun fact- Won Ton got his name for his love for fortune cookies!) We think he is a Bombay!!! 
How does it work?
It comes with a prepaid envelope, two strips that you get hair from and some cute swag!  When you get your kit, grab the numbers and register it immediately! Then you simply place the tape on your cat with the tag facing the tail. Give him a good rub and remove, repeat with the other.
Won Ton wasn't happy about it but we were able to get it done! After you are done- place them facing in toward each other in the envelope and drop it in the mail! Your results will be in within 2-6 months. They extract the DNA from the roots of the hair samples provides!! Pretty neat if you ask me! 
Basepaws uses your cat’s information to generate an easy-to-read report about their DNA. What is included in the report?
  • Ancestry: This includes maternal/paternal tracing, Breed determination, In-breeding.
  • Health: This includes genetic health risks, Genetic diseases, Carrier status (PKD, HCM)
  • Traits: This includes personality prediction, Catnip-addict likelihood, Physical traits, Fun facts.
  • Wellness: This includes tailored reports about diet recommendations, Wellness assessments.
I can't wait until his test comes so I can give you a detailed report as well as more about what Basepaws is all about! You can purchase a kit of your own from their website for only $95! Visit www.basepaws.com to learn more! Be sure to visit their social media below to stay up to date with the latest too!



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