Review: Basepaws Cat DNA Test


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Have you ever wondered about your cat’s genetic background? Maybe you were curious what breeds might make up your rescue cat’s genes? Or maybe you’d like to know whether you should be worried about any genetic health conditions so you can be proactive about them? The Basepaws Cat DNA test answers all of these questions.

The sample is collected by you, in the comfort of your own home, so no vet trips needed. You simply swab the inside of your cat’s inner cheek, place the sample in the provided test tube, and return the sample to Basepaws.

A couple of weeks later, you will receive a comprehensive report about your cat’s genetic make up.


The 33 page report goes into great detail about breed composition and personality traits, along with information about how to interpret the results.

I was most interested in the health marker report, which looks at a long list of diseases that have a genetic component. Thankfully, Allegra came up clear on all counts.


To learn more about the Basepaws Cat DNA Test, and to order your test kit, visit

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3 Comments on Review: Basepaws Cat DNA Test

  1. Lana
    May 14, 2020 at 8:55 am (1 year ago)

    I am so grateful you did this. I’ve been dying to get my cats tested and wanted to experience someone else’s results before doing it. Ingrid, did you find the ancestral portion interesting?

    • Ingrid
      May 14, 2020 at 9:58 am (1 year ago)

      I did, and some of it surprised me, but the health markers were the most important part for me.

  2. Janine
    May 14, 2020 at 7:23 am (1 year ago)

    Allegra’s breed groups are interesting. I really like that this kit shows health markers. I’m especially happy to see she is clear of the ones listed.


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