Buckle up, cat guardians, because Basepaws has GREAT news to share! We are immensely excited to announce the next iteration of the Basepaws Cat DNA Report, our biggest update so far. Thanks to the fantastic support we got from cat parents around the world, this summer we are able to notably step up our game and bring you a number of remarkable additions to your cat's DNA report. Read ahead and learn what to expect from your latest Basepaws DNA Report!
With the newest update of the Basepaws Cat DNA Report, your cat's breed index was notably changed. Our database has significantly increased, thus allowing us to add more breeds, improve breed relativity accuracy and adapt the breed group classification. Your newest breed report is the most accurate one yet, and we are very proud to present the new improvements to you!
We have all waited for this moment for so long, and the time has finally come. The Basepaws Health Marker reports are ready to go live at last! After so many months of anticipation, we are immensely thankful for your incredible patience and support and we are very excited to finally be able to share the bits and pieces about this new addition of the report. Dear ladies and gents, this is your Basepaws Health Marker report!
Health Marker Report is the section of the basic Basepaws Cat DNA Report which test for over 39 genetic mutations that correspond to 17 genetic conditions. Here you will be able to discover if your cat has tested positive for a genetic variant associated with any of the genetic diseases included in our database.
If your beautiful feline’s eyes are two different colors – yellow and blue perhaps – then you’ve got yourself an odd-eyed kitten! These captivating little creatures are carriers of a feline form of a condition known as complete heterochromia. Heterochromia is a captivating genetic anomaly most commonly observed in white kitties.
Genetic mutations are permanent alterations (or anomalies) of genes. While these anomalies can have different impacts on an individual – beneficial, neutral or even harmful – they are important sources of genetic diversity in populations of all species, including cats. Some of these genetic anomalies can result in interesting differences in physical appearance. Here are some of the unusual physical features in cats caused by genetic mutations.
Kittens! Even the word is cute. Kittens are adorable and lovable, and they sneak their way into our hearts the moment they are born. But, how well do we really know these bundles of joy we are so bluntly in love with? Some of these facts might surprise you, but some of these you simply must know before you bring one into your home.
The cat featured in the heading image is Narnia De La Grace (credits).
In Greek mythology, a chimera is a monstrous fire-breathing, three-headed hybrid creature. It was usually portrayed as a lion with a goat rising from its back with a snake for its tail. Homer described the Chimera in the Iliad as “a thing of immortal make, not human, lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire."
The Japanese Bobtail is an affectionate and furriendly cat best known for its sweet nature and inimitable, pom-pom tail. They are quiet, gentle and fun-loving kitties who truly cherish every moment with their favorite hoomans. Japanese Bobtails, who were kept by the emperor of Japan himself thousands of years ago, are surrounded by many mystical stories and myths that are bound to captivate you. Here is everything you must know about your darling Japanese Bobtail cat!
All fur parents are utterly in love with the flawless white tips of their pets' paws. This charming feature is often lovingly referred to as "gloves", "socks", "boots" or "mittens". Do you know how this genetic phenomenon actually occurs though? The time has finally come to debunk some of the very confusing genetic quirks behind your kitty's mittens!