Pet Genetics with Purpose
Basepaws Veterinary genetic and oral microbiome tests give veterinarians actionable screening tools with valuable insights to help identify health risks sooner and make better health possible for all dogs and cats.
Watch our video to learn more about adopting Basepaws genomic tests in your veterinary practice.
Basepaws is now a part of Zoetis
With the addition of Basepaws, Zoetis will continue to strengthen its portfolio of products for precision animal health, across genetics, diagnostics and data analytics for pets. Basepaws' feline genomic and oral microbiome database, among the largest in the world, will help enhance Zoetis' R&D capabilities and inform the future of their petcare pipeline.
MWI Animal Health named exclusive veterinary distribution partner
Basepaws is launching exclusively with MWI Animal Health, a leading distributor of animal health products and services and a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen, to accelerate veterinarians’ access to their portfolio of genomic and oral microbiome screening tools.
Realize What's Possible with Genetics
Elevate Care Standards
Leverage evidence-based, innovative technology to modernize wellness and preventive care standards in your veterinary practice.
Get Ahead of Disease
Veterinarians are well positioned to use genetics in ways that maximize the healthspan of their patients through earlier detection and prevention of disease.
Practice Pragmatic Care
Achieve a sophisticated level of individualized medicine that is accessible and affordable to both veterinarians and pet parents.
Activate Client Engagement
Give your clients the ability to better understand their pets' health and well-being through deeper insights—providing both financial and emotional benefits for everyone involved.
Why Basepaws Veterinary
Basepaws pioneered the field of feline genetics.
In 2016, we became pioneers in feline genetics, an historically understudied and underfunded field. Since then, we launched the first of its kind oral health test for cats and built the world’s largest feline genomic and oral microbiome database. This work has become the solid foundation upon which we are building our canine research and development program to help even more pet parents and their veterinary care teams. We are now leading the way with research and products for canine genetics, including the most advanced dog DNA breed and health tests using the most modern technology.
Basepaws is committed to research and discovery.
Our work with genetics is not limited to breed analysis and insights. With every sample collected, Basepaws is building a comprehensive database that is being used to advance some of the most important research in animal health. We partner with pet owners, veterinary practices, academic institutions, and scientific research partners to study the impact of genetics and the oral microbiome on clinical disease. Learn about our projects and how you can contribute.
Basepaws utilizes state-of-the-art genetic sequencing methods.
As pioneers in feline genetics, we employ cutting-edge technology that allows us to analyze complete genomes.
Breed Analysis: Unlike most DNA tests for humans and companion animals, our breed relativity test relies on low-pass whole genome sequencing (WGS) and computational imputation, as opposed to DNA microarray technology. Using this method allows us to gain a bird's eye view of the complete genome, instead of focusing on only a handful of variants.
Health Markers: Next Generation Amplicon Sequencing (NGS) is the method Basepaws uses to obtain high-depth information beyond the capacity of traditional DNA sequencing technologies. It requires no prior data, and affords us the ability to efficiently update our health and traits marker panel to include newly discovered markers with much greater speed and agility than companies that use DNA microarrays.
Oral Microbiome Analysis: Most microbiome tests use 16S rRNA gene sequencing. This technique can only be used for identifying bacterial species (and some archaea). Yet the oral microbiome is also host to viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms. To get the whole picture, Basepaws uses shotgun metagenomic sequencing, a method that allows us to capture complete genomes of most microorganisms, not restricting us to only bacteria. We’ve since built the largest oral microbiome reference database (tens of thousands of microbiomes and counting!), which allows us to recognize a multitude of novel associations between diseases and microbes in the mouth, as well as confirm previously reported findings.
Basepaws makes advanced technology accessible and affordable.
Historically, veterinarians did not have access to advanced genetic testing outside of a university lab. Today, Basepaws brings the power of genetics directly to the veterinary practice with an easy to use swab and comprehensive reports that are simple to understand. We've made the breed, health DNA and oral microbiome screening tests accessible and affordable to the general practitioner. These valuable tools enable veterinarians to discuss pet health risks with their clients and encourage adherence to recommendations with evidence-based data that can support treatment plans.
Bonds You Can Count On
There are multiple bonds in every DNA strand, as well as in the relationships between veterinarian, pet and pet parent. It's our goal at Basepaws to help enrich these essential bonds through the power of genetics. Pets and their veterinarians are at the center of all we do. From research and development to educational resources, our goal is to make the uniqueness of pets—both inside and out—easier to understand! You could say it's in our DNA.
B & H + ORL-DD
- 21 breed types & four breed groups
- 64 health markers associated with known genetic diseases
- Oral microbiome screening for periodontal disease and tooth resorption risk.
- Only veterinary exclusive feline DNA test available through distribution.
- Track changes in oral health risk over time with repeated testing
- Oral microbiome screening for periodontal disease and tooth resorption risk.
- Discover info that may be indicative of other systemic conditions including heart or kidney issues
B & H
- Detailed breed types & subgroups
- Over 240 health markers associated with known genetic diseases
- Genetic health markers screen for over 10 clinically relevant disease groups.
- Most DNA Health markers of any available canine test
Simple Process from DNA to Hooray
DNA is collected through simple patient cheek swab. Simply swab, seal, and shake.
Register each sample's unique barcode online in your Basepaws Veterinary portal.
Seal the swab tube inside the prepaid mailer and mail to the Basepaws lab.
Genetic reports and interpretation guidance delivered conveniently via your online Basepaws Veterinary portal.
Request a Sample Report
Want to know what's included in your patient's comprehensive report? Request a sample veterinary report below We will email it to you!
Have questions about your patient's results or want to talk to a Basepaws veterinarian? We're happy to help! Contact Us
Our on-demand veterinary CE courses are designed to keep you current with your credentials, and with the latest research and clinical application of genetics and the oral microbiome.
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Our Advisory Board
Basepaws Veterinary has carefully selected our professional advisory board to include veterinarians from several key specialties and areas of expertise. Additionally, we have included members from critical clinical and business related fields to ensure we continue to serve our veterinary customers with the most relevant information and clinical application.