Basepaws Canine Baseline Genetic Tests

The Canine Basepaws Baseline test screens for hundreds of genetic mutations associated with disease risk, plus provides a simple breed relativity overview.

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Take a glimpse into what disease risks may be present in your canine patients.

Consider how you might deliver care differently with the insights gained from genetics. Early detection of disease risk can help you and your team get ahead of disease and ultimately lead to positive health outcomes and happy clients & pets.

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The ideal time and patient to test



Introducing a genetic test as a puppy is a great time to uncover health risks, often at their earliest! Pet parents want to know the most they can about their new family member. Actionable insights can help you bond with your new patient and client, enabling you to become their trusted advisor and guide them through a lifetime of care.



The majority of the patients you see daily fall into this category. Routine wellness can be enhanced with genetic testing. Preventive care diagnostics including performing baseline blood work, during annual wellness exams, is a great time to include a DNA health marker test.  Data obtained from these sources can help you plan care accordingly and get started on treatment or interventions if necessary.



For pets that were adopted, their medical history can be somewhat of a mystery. However, it is no secret that pet parents want the best for their newly adopted family member. Help your clients have peace of mind and identify any potential health risks. In some cases, a genetic test may also satisfy new pet parents' curiosity about their pet's breed!

Basepaws Veterinary Breed Reporting

Basepaws assesses the level of genomic similarity between the tested dog and dogs belonging to different recognized breeds.  A dog's top breed match could mean one of two things: (1) the dog has ancestors belonging tothe breed ; or (2) the dog at some point shared a common ancestor with modern-day representatives of that breed.
Basepaws compares the tested canine's genome with the known data of hundreds of publicly available, sequenced genomes, from global databases, as well as our own proprietary set of canine genomes. From this analysis, we provide the veterinarian a report showing a dog's genetic similarity to specific breeds within breed groups.

Presently we have approximately 360 canine breeds in our database. The breed test includes a report of the top three closest similar breeds. 
Basepaws uses DNA sequencing methods, next-gen sequencing and low-pass whole genome sequencing.  While we do provide veterinarians with a breed overview and health predispositions associated with the breeds identified, we do not use that information to make a correlation for disease risk. Instead we use any potentially identified gene mutations and copies of mutations backed by peer-reviewed published research.


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Client Education Resources

Basepaws can also supply your veterinary hospital with client education resources that describe the disease or condition associated with identified genetic mutations, along with what they may expect for follow-up care and other considerations.