I was recently gifted with a Basepaws Cat DNA Test and it was the most unique and amazing gift I have ever received! Come to find out, Basepaws is a pet genetic company that has developed the first consumer genetics test for cats. The Basepaws CatKit came with a pre-stamped envelope to mail the sample back in, an insert explaining the step-by-step instruction and process, the sample itself, along with a cute cat meme and Basepaws sticker – something all cat lovers will enjoy!
The sample is a strip of clear tape that you place on your cats back and carefully pull off to collect the hair. Thankfully my feline cooperated, didn’t seem phased by the process, which made it easy for me to do. Then I sealed it up and placed it in the envelop to send off. After this, I activeed my CatKit online, which was simple to navigate and figure out as well. I created a nice profile for my kitty and put in the activation code and voila!
The results took about 10 weeks to receive, but it was well worth the wait! The results provided me with information about her breed, tips on keeping her in better health, and so much more. The four main categories Basepaws focuses on is breed groups, wildcat index, chromosome map and health.
The genetic report was extremely detailed and informative and super fun to read through. I was shocked by some of the things I learned about my cat and I especially enjoyed reading up on her personality because Basepaws totally nailed it! Overall, the report was very simple to understand and read. The best part about CatKit is that through our account, we will continuously be updated with new information regarding our feline’s DNA. It’s basically a living document that will be an evolving part of my beloved cat’s history forever. How cool is that?
I can’t wait to learn more as time goes on. This was such a fun, unique and beneficial gift that I am so thankful to have received. I highly recommend Basepaws DNA CatKit to all the cat lovers out there!