Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: June 30, 2023 by Crystal Uys
Have you ever wondered about your cat’s genetic background? Maybe you’d like to learn more about which breeds make up your rescue cat? Maybe you’re curious about whether or not her coat color influences her personality? DNA Testing can do all that. More importantly, it can identify genetic health conditions so you can be proactive about preventing them from manifesting. Having a DNA test done on your cat not only benefits you and your cat, it can also contribute to our scientific understanding of the feline genome and thus improve the health of all cats.
Feline DNA tests are readily available and don’t require a visit to your veterinarian. In a recent article for Animal Wellness Magazine, I explored DNA testing for cats and how your cat’s sample can help scientist learn more about feline genetics, which in turn will advance feline health.
Click here to read DNA testing tells you a lot about your cat – and it’s also important to science.
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Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.