Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 2, 2023 by Crystal Uys


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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