Have you ever wished you could find out about your cat’s ancestry and ultimately their health and habits? Many rescue cat owners have told us this many times. Good news, now you can!
Introducing the first ever DNA Test for Cats from a company called Basepaws. Know your cat, inside & out: ancestry, relations to other felines, cat care and more! With this one simple test you will unearth a lifetime of discovery.
Photo credit: Mick the Exotic Shorthair @meowing_mick
Your cat’s health is shaped by 3 main factors: Nutrition, Environment,and Genetics. By understanding all three, you can provide your cat with the ultimate in care.
Basepaws is the first cat care company built around Genetics. Almost every cell in your cat’s body contains your cat’s unique genetic code. This DNA is inherited from your cat’s parents, which they inherited from kitty grandparents, and so on.
Each Basepaws CatKit Includes:
- DNA collection material
- Instructions for DNA collection
- Return shipping (within USA)
- Continuous report, community and discovery updates
Your kit includes collection materials, reports, and report updates. Shipping is free within the US and International shipping is a flat rate of just $10. The initial report will be sent to you in less than 2 months from receipt of your sample.
The test is easily done in three quick steps – so easy, your cat can do it. >^..^<
Get your kit today and find out your cat’s ancestry and valuable health indicators! Be sure to use code ‘purringtonpost’ when you check out or simply use this link
And finally a pun for you biologists and geneticists out there…”If you were on an island full of DNA, you would be stranded!”
My cat’s name is Roger and I really want to learn more about his DNA because I want to confirm his royalty.
My cat’s name is Zjira and I really want to learn more about her DNA because she is a chocolate lynx-point Siamese in excellent health and temperament, however she has no pedigree and this would be perfect for her to silence the nay sayers and also to ensure I continue giving her optimal upkeep. I take very good care of her, filtered water, orijen cat food, she has plent of spaces throughout my home that are just hers and she gets out for walks, not to mention cuddles. she is very intelligent and healthy and deserves recognition.
I have four kitties, and one who was born to who knows, he came to me in the parking lot as a beautiful ginger feral baby (Baby Puss) and he has a gradient IV heart murmur. I would love to know more about him and his background. What a great giveaway and I’m excited there if finally a DNA test for cats too!! Jenny & kitty crew!
We rescued a cat three-years ago from a no-kill shelter. After speaking with many people he’s either a Norwegian Forest cat or a Siberian Forest cat. We’d love to know for sure. He has traits of both breeds so maybe a cross-breed; regardless he’s an awesome kitty with an amazing temperament. He’s a big boy 16lbs and just a big ball of fluff. We love him to bits.
My cat’s name is Sherlock and I really want to learn more about his DNA because while he looks like a tabby, he is a very large tabby. I am wondering if he has any Bengal in him. He was a stray kitten when he adopted me. He was big even as a kitten and his claws are much thicker than the normal cat claws.
My cat’s name is Finnegan and I really want to learn more about his DNA because he’s a 10 year old, fluffy, tiny forever kitten who was born in a barn.
My cat’s name is Indie and I really want to learn more about his DNA because he has an amazing story and we know so little about his origins. Indie was a rescue kitty who was found behind a dumpster when he was just 5 weeks old. His rescue mom was a busy college student who, after a couple years, could no longer give him the care and attention he deserved and had to move out of state. Indie hates moving and does not do well with long trips so she decided to put an ad out and re-home Indie so he could have a loving, stable environment. This is when my husband and I found Indie. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety and adopting Indie has been one of the best things that could have happened for me. He is our first pet together and I love laying my head on him and listening to his purr. We have had him for a month and a half now and he has warmed up to his new home surprisingly quickly. He loves being brushed, having his belly rubbed, watching the squirrels from the window, and watching basketball games on TV. We have recently discovered that he is most-likely part Russian Blue. Which fully explains his personality and why he has super soft double-coat blueish-gray fur and green eyes. Indie loves to watch everything around him from a height without feeling the need to be involved with what he is observing. It also explains why he is intelligent, affectionate, loyal, and in tune with the emotions of others around him. We would be thrilled to have his DNA tested to better understand his past and ancestry! And we know he would be excited to find out too!
My cats name is Mammacat Elliot, named after Maa Cass Elliot, because she was found with two litters of kittens in the Florida swamp. She had practically adopted one litter and the other was her personal litter. I am interested in finding out more about her DNA because she is a very avid hunter, very sweet, very forgiving and extremely smart. I am also wondering about her genetic traits, even though she is a tabby, because she has the most gorgeous eyes.
My cats name is Pierre and I want to learn more about his DNA because he deserves the best care that I can give him. I found him in a dumpster with 3 other kittens that had already died.I don’t know how he had the strength but I heard his tiny squeak. I cried so much over his dead siblings.The fear,pain,and loneliness he must have felt as each of them starved and died .I vowed he would never feel that again.I have given him a good life and he has given me mine in return.You see ,I have a progressive spine disease that is slowly robbing me off my mobility and am in constant excruciating pain.I am scheduled for a back fusion.The doctors say it probably will only work for a year maybe two.I would have ended my life ,contemplated it alot.Who would care for him if I did that?His love was all I had left.I lost my job,my house,my mobility,almost my sanity due to constant pain.He saved me and deserves the best level of care I can give him.A DNA test can help me do that.Thank You for doing this wether you pick me or not .You are helping ppl love their family members the best way they can.
Dear basepaws ,my name is Katherine Kunda.I was thrilled to learn I was a contest winner.I have returned an email to Anna Kuzmenko and provided my address but have neither heard from basepaws or received my kit and light.Can you help me ? I sure would like to have them.I never win anything lol.
Wow what a completely amazing story you have!! How God gave you to each other is a miracle? Did you get the spinal fusion? How are you now? I pray for healing for you in Jesus’ Name!
My cat is Nutmeg, she is an important part of my family. I was moving around between small towns, she came from place to place with me. I’ve always treated her like a princess, because she is indeed my princess – it would be nice to be able to tell her what her background is as she has recently come to terms with the fact that I’m not her biological mother.
My cat’s name is Ling and I really want to learn more about his/her DNA because, she is a siamese thai, but she doesn’t like to play to much and became a strange behavior, starting with overgrooming her tummy and maybe this is the best way to know why, cause I already tried everything, vet, food, cone, thundershirt, stress relief drops. So Ling and myself will be appreciate if this is the way to find out finally what’s going on with her.
My cat was washing herself way too much especially around tail, back and stomach.
She lost a lot of fur and her body felt warm. She was losing weight.
Cat food with no grains fixed her up. She now has thick, glossy fur, a good weight, happier
and running all over. Body temperature is appropriate.
Food we use is Ultra…..only in Pet Value.
My cat’s name is Fuddles and I really want to learn more about his DNA because when I observe his behavior, his lounging on the couch, his impatient pacing as I prepare his morning meal, and the joy in his eyes when I rub his tummy, I’m certain that in some way we are related. But I would need a DNA test to be certain.
My cats name is Zion and I really want to learn about her DNA because she’s a mystery found with 30 other cats on a pile of peet and she was unlike them all. I would also enjoy knowing what causes her seizures which she’s had since giving birth. Basically she’s a moonpie, and I’d like to prove it mathematical
My cat’s name is Henry and I really want to learn more about his/her DNA because I like find more about his breed. I adopted him from a local shelter last September.
I think he’s either a Norwegian Forest Cat or a Siberian Cat, but I’d really like to know for sure 🙂
My cat’s name is Charity and I really want to learn more about her DNA because sometimes she acts more human than “cat”. Is it possible that we may be reincarnated as a cat in our next life? I may learn a lot about my furry friend.
My furbaby is Hershey and we’d like to know his DNA because I’ve been researching male calico/tortoiseshell cats and I want to know if he is an XXY or chimera. He’s a shaded black, blue, cream and white tortoiseshell (yes, four colours!) and is fairly healthy. His colours and tabby markings make him quite striking to look at and I’d really like to find out why he’s coloured the way he is. We’d also like to know precisely how much Persian he really is! We adopted his mother in Saudi Arabia and she was clearly bred (unbeknownst to us!) to the large blue male Persian in the pet shop. The mother herself was marked as being half Persian, but her other half is a complete mystery. I also have a littermate for comparison if needed.
My cat is Rebel! I would love to know his DNA to see if there are any health issues ahead! I want him to live forever!
My cat’s name is Teddy and I really want to learn more about his DNA because all I know about him is he showed up at my patio with his four siblings at the age of 5 weeks along with his feral Mom, and his feral Dad. Teddy is very vocal – never enters a room without talking. He’s also very big in size and loves to play in the water. To know about his ancestry, his relation with other felines, his health, and anything else will be interesting to say the least.
My cat’s name is Alice and I really want to learn more about her DNA because she is 2 years old and already over 2.5 feet long and 18lbs with the softest fur I have ever felt on a can. She was 8 weeks when I adopted her because she looked like the cat I had when I was 16 but she turned out to so much bigger. She acts more like a dog than a cat so I am very interested in finding out whatswhat’s in her dna
My cat’s name is Arthurpuss and I really want to learn more about his DNA because he was adopted from a shelter, so his lineage is unknown, but he has grey rosettes, which apparently only appear in Bengals. He also has some unique personality quirks and I’d love to know if he indeed has some Bengal in him! (He’s one of three kitty rescues I am blessed to have in my life!)
My cats name is Taquito, because she’s so small! I adopted her as a stray from the shelter, and she came home stinky, with rough fur, a runny eye, and diarrhea. We’ve cleared up the stinky part and the fur part. However, the vet says she’s always going to have a runny eye, but were still getting a hold on finding a solution to her digestive issues! We assumed she is so small because she is the runt, or it could be lack of nutrition because she isn’t processing her food correctly. Well I was googling small cat breeds, and she looks VERY similar to a rare breed called Sokoke. All of the characteristics and features matched her exactly! She may be small because of her genetics, and I’m pretty convinced she has at least a little sokoke in her. Her markings are so unique, I’ve always thought she was part bengal, but the sokoke would explain everything! I would love to win this test and find out for sure!
My cat’s name is Otitis and I really want to learn more about his DNA because he was a rescue and I have such little information about his past!
My cat’s name is Mac and I really want to learn about his DNA because he was found as a kitten in the woods and now he is~17 pounds of muscle, hates everything except wetfood and my boyfriend, and he frequently exhibits primal wild cat instincts, like burying his food with my clothing and chasing me like prey. I need to know why he is the way he is!
My cat’s name is Yves and I really want to learn more about his DNA because he is my best friend! I want to be able to provide him with THE BEST care: What kind of food is more suitable for my fur ball and are there some risks associated with “wrong” food. That would be also great to learn more about his parents. We are very excited! 🙂
My Kitten’s name is currently Ava aka 2 face. I want to learn more about her DNA because she was found just a few weeks old with her littermates. Unfortunately momma cat never came for them and they were taken into foster care. I will be fostering to adopt her starting this weekend, her name may change but her DNA never will and I’d love to know more about her story.
My cat’s name is Sissy. She picked at the shelter she was in. Her fur is not soft and her tail has rings on it. She is a tabby mix with what I don’t know. She kinda favors a Savanah cat. Long body and tail. I would love to have a DNA test to dee just what sje is . She is not like and cat i have ever had. Thanking you in advance if i win.
My cat’s name is Voxel and she was found on the side of the road at only a few weeks old. She’s a very sweet, beautiful lynx-point Siamese. I would really love to know more about her DNA because at 6 months old, she was diagnosed with a rare seizure disorder. She takes medication 3 times a day and I want to find out why if I can. She’s now 1 year old and the apple of my eye.
My cat’s name is Chewy and I really want to learn more about his DNA because I rescued him after his was abandoned in a parking garage and was told he could be a special breed of Khao Mane and it would be super cool to find out for sure!! He’s an all white, short-haired, male cat with golden eyes, he’s so handsome. But I’d love to truly find out more about his DNA and find the true reason behind his health problems of allergies/skin sensitivities and gum problems so I can better understand how to care for him to the fullest potential! 💙
My cat’s name is Peachy and I really want to learn more about his/her DNA because he is the most beautiful cat in the world with stomotitis
My cat’s name is Milo and I really want to learn more about his DNA because he was born from a stray and is very unusual (he’s 17″ tall to the shoulder, but looks like a Russian Blue).
My cat’s name is Myst and I really want to learn more about her DNA because she came to is as a stray and I believe she’s more special than her poor roots let on. She could be the ‘Anastasia’ of the kitty world!
My cat’s name is Sophie and I really want to learn more about her DNA because she is a high energy torbie from Hawaii with tons of quirk! I have a cat behavior blog, http://www.catbehaviorsolved.com. I would love to tell the world about my experience using BasePaws CatKit to encourage more cat owners to learn more about their cat’s to help them be the best caregivers possible.
Hi, I have inherited my son’s cat from California. I live in RI. “Rhody” is a huge cat. She’s over 20 lbs I am curious about her ancestry. She looks like a different species other than domestic. The veterinarian says no. I am not convinced. She is unlike any cat that I’ve owned. Her demeanor and her coat of fur. I would love to win. I could then go back to the veterinarian and let her know. Thank you Donna
I have 6 cats. Three of them were from the community when they were kittens . They have the same mom and it would be interesting to find out where they came from.
My cat’s name is Edwards and I really want to learn more about his DNA because he is the most muscular cat I have ever seen. He’s not particularly active but he is ripped. I want to learn as much as I can about him because I’ve never seen another cat like him!
I would love to get my mother’s cat, Gus, a Catkit as I did for my cat. He was adopted from a litter in a shelter we volunteer for. He looks like a Maine Coon, but his brother and sister didn’t. It would make a lovely present for her to learn more about her new furbaby.
My cat’s name is Simon and I really want to learn mor about his DNA because he’s really big and built like a Maine Coon cat but doesn’t show any of the signs of traits other than his size.
My cat’s name is Lupin and I would love to learn more about his DNA because of how special he is. Since he came home he has been the sweetest boy. Never aggressive even when first came home nervous and I would go to pick him up from hiding in the corner of his bed. Lupin had tummy problems since we got him. After ruling out parasites and infection, we started him on a limited ingredient diet. He has also been diagnosed with a stress related heart murmur and some physical abnormalities of the heart that will not affect its functionality. Having insight into Lupin’s genetics would be beneficial and interesting. Knowing possible issues, best foods to feed and his lineage would be so helpful for us!
My cats name is Stella
I’m curious on her background as she is the fluffiest, yet most laid back cat! I swear she’s a mix of person, ragdoll and tabby but so much more! I’d really love to pinpoint her breeds 🙂
My cats name is Big Boy Rossi and I would love to learn about his DNA because he is such a big cat I’m sure he has more in him than just domestic
I rescued Rossi when he was 5-6 weeks old, he was born on a farm and weighed just over one pound when I got him, he had literally grown in front of my eyes and at 17 months old he now weighs 17 pounds.
He is a big beautiful fluffy gray cat and I would love to know if he had Maine coon or some Forest cat in him, everyone tells me it’s impossible and that he’s just a cat I’d love to find out for sure.
Either way I love my Big Boy Rossi
My cats name is Polly and I would love to learn about her DNA because when we adopted her she was a stray so we know nothing of her DNA from her coloring and markings we assumed it. Recently it was discovered that she has a possibly cancerous tumor and if we had a better idea of her genetics we could find things to possibly help or at least comfort her.
My cats name is Emmie, she was a stray when my sister found her at her office Emmie was living in their parking lot. She was about 3-4 months old and is now 2 1/2. We love her to death. She has asthma so no more outside time for her. She loves watching the birds an squirrels on her window bench.
My cats name is Lucy, and I’d really like to learn more about her DNA because she has very very little hair, and I would like to know if she is half sphynx.
My cats name is Cricket. We raise and show rare Highlander cats, and are interested in testing to make sure we are promoting healthy cats
My cat’s name is Rigel and I really want to learn more about his DNA because he was a rescue and is the biggest cat I have ever owned! While I know for sure he is a mix, I would love to know what in his heritage give him his size, and perhaps his crazy behavior!
My cat’s name is Little Bit and I really want to learn more about her DNA because she has been acting sick. I am concerned & would appreciate your help in identifying my ‘baby’s’ needs. Thank you, Little Bits’ Meowmy 😻
My cat’s name is Mr Purr and I really want to learn more about his DNA because although we understand each other I would like to be able to take care of his health and well being to the utmost. I want him around for a very long time. He is a rescue so I don’t know anything about his family.
My cats name is merlin and I want to learn more about his dname because he is a rescue kitty. I think he has some maine coon in him but I’m not sure. He’s meowing for his breakfast now so I must get up and go feed him.
My cat’s name is Koshka. Her rescue mom found her on the road as a tiny kitten, right after Koshka watched her mother get hit by a car. I adopted her 4 years later and she is such a huge part of my life, and has gotten me through so many tough times. I would love to know more about her DNA and where she came from partly out of curiosity, and also to see how I can best take care of her so she can live a long and healthy life by my side.
My cat’s name is Soksi my human mom calls me Lion and I really want to learn more about his (my) DNA because well mom told me not to comment and be typing on here but I have sneaked on when she is not looking. She calls me mischievous but I am actually really clever. If you could surprise her with this DNA test I would be able to prove to her where all my Maine Coon Madness came from. Shhhh I was never here 🦁
My cat’s name is Sadie. I would love to learn more about her because she was a special rescue cat. I adopted Sadie when her then current parents contacted me. I had fostered a couple of kittens before for my then local shelter that was redoing their areas for cats. Sadie was their daughter kitten to start with but after a year she went to college and they adopted her. Sadly when they contacted me it was because the father had gotten cancer and they needed to downsize to a place that didn’t allow cats. At the time Sadie was 7 years old and they couldn’t find anyone who wanted her. After I took her home she mourned her last owners for a good 4 months, not wanting to go near anyone and looking out the window. This was over 5 years ago. Today she is a wonderful cat who is always by my side, she loves to snuggle and will sleep next to me at night. A friend has suggested she might be a Korat, I would love to know if this is true, but might now I can’t spare the money to get the kit on my own.
My cat’s name is Kobi and I really want to learn more about his/her DNA because he was a rescue from my dad’s plant/warehouse where he works and it would be fun to finally learn what type of cat we actually have.
My cat’s name is Penny, and I really want to learn more about her DNA because she is a bit of a psychopath (that I love more than life itself), and I would like to know why. She is also somewhat interesting looking, and as she was born outside and feral, we don’t know much about her lineage. Also, I love with those lamps (but not as much as I love my cat).
*love those lamps, not “love with those lamps.” I don’t like what that is implying.
My cat’s name is Melbe and I really want to learn more about her DNA because she is a beautiful cat and I would love to know anything I can about her.
My cats name is Marshmellow and I really want to know his DNA so i can know all about his history in order to serve him better…
My kitty’s name is denzelle. He I believe is blue Russian. I got him 2and a half years after my mother’s death. She passed of a massive heart attack. My baby boy has come into my life by God’s design. No accident. He taught me love again. Love of self, love of others. Love for life. He is there for me when I come home from walking the floor at Dennys all morning. He is there when it is time to lie down. He sleeps right by my side. He is my best buddy. I would love the chance to know more about him. I would have a rough go of finding 99$ to pay out as I’m the only income in the house. Thank you for this chance!!!!
My cat’s name is Dusty and I really want to learn more about his/her DNA because he was found in his rescuer’s back yard, so I really know nothing about him other that his life with his foster Mom and now his life with us. He’s a very sweet ginger tabby, very chatty and very playful. He’s about 2 1/2 now, and having lost my last kitty at only 4 yrs old, I would like to know if he has any hidden health issues that I could head off and take care of now.
My cats name is Sparta and I really want to know more about his DNA because he looks like a mane coon but is smaller than one
My cats name is roger he was a rescue would love to know about his DNA so I can do everything for him
My cat’s name is Rafi and I want to learn about his DNA because he is a special needs boy and I would love to learn about how he came to be and how I can best help him.
My cat’s name is Koli and I really want to learn more about his DNA because I am almost certain he is not of this world; extraterrestrial? divine? an omen? the antichrist?
Guess there is only one way to find out!
My Cats name is Oscar. I would also like to find out more about my cats DNA. He was a rescue but he is such a big boy so i would be interested in having more info on him.
My cat’s name is Roo Roo and I would like to find out more about her DNA because I don’t think she is pure cat. I believe she is part dog and would like to know what percentage of her genes is canine. Roo Roo fetches, follows her humans around, barks when the doorbell rings and acts more like our dogs than our other cats. If in fact, she does have canine in her, I bet she came from a Rottweiler. She is fierce, independent and loyal. Please help me figure out whether my theory is true or not. Thanks.
My cat’s name is Sugar and I would like to find out more about his DNA because he is a flame point and I have read that is a from cross breeding Tortie and Siamese. His mother was a stray tortie and I would like to know if he truly does have any Siamese heritage.
My cat’s name is Jasper and I really want to learn more about his DNA because I want to figure out why he’s so big! Not Maine coon, not Norwegian… He looks weird and we’d love to know his dna!
My cat’s name is Mr. Ito (even though she’s a she) and I really want to learn more about her DNA. She is a calico/tortoise mix with a perfect mix of sass and sweetness. I got her as a tiny kitten from the shelter and she was with a litter of every kind of kitten, (tabby, tuxedo, siamese… every kind!) I guess her mom was quite popular around her neighborhood! She has always wondered what kind of purr-editary traits she has. I know she has more to her than just American Shorthair. Not that there would be anything wrong with that! She is the best and I love her.
My cat’s name is Spooky, and I really want to learn more about his ancestry because he’s the most beautiful, sweetest cat I’ve ever had, and I’d love to know where his adoreableness came from!
My cat is named smokey. I really want to know about her DNA because I fostered her and her brothers and sisters as kittens. I kept her because she was the bravest. She is 16 years old now. She is small, skinny and gray. She meows very loudly a lot. Why is she so vocal? I have always wondered about her ancestry.
My Cat’s name is Siren. I REALLY want to know His DNA because He is the first ever of my little ones to take action in saving my life in a dire situation. My heart was going into arrest and Siren came running to get on top of me and biting my forehead extremely hard until I could get my phone for 911. I REALLY want to know everything I can about My Brave and Wonderful little man!!!
I got my cat when I was very young. I’ve had him for 14 years now, December 24th of this year will be mark our 14 years together.
I was told he is a simple Domestic Short Hair, honestly, I don’t know what he is. For the longest time I didn’t care. Now, as he and I both start to grow older, I wonder. Because I’ve met short hairs and I’ve met long hairs, from sphynxs to main coons. And I don’t know where my baby lies.
He is my little man and I know there is no way he is a short hair, he has more of aedium hair length, not to short but not to long to were I have to groom him.
I’d love to learn what my baby is before it’s to late.
Can you find out if she has Maine Coon in her?? I don’t trust the test I had done. It doesn’t seem accurate.
I lost my cat, and someone found a cat that may be mine. We are unsure. He looks alot like my cat but he acts differently, but it could be due to his ordeal.. I still have my cats maternal grandmother- would it be possible to confirm or disprove this cat is or is not my lost cat using a possible grandmothers dna?