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Basepaws Feline Products

Basepaws offers two options for genomic testing in felines.  Our Feline Basepaws Baseline Breed & Helath + Oral Microbiome-Dental Disease is three tests in one convenient swab.  Or,  you can choose the Oral Microbiome-Dental Disease test as a standalone product!

The Basepaws Feline Baseline Breed & Health DNA + Oral Microbiome tests helps you identify cats at risk for 64 medical conditions including:

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)*
  • Retinal degeneration
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Pyruvate kinase deficiency of erythrocyte
  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth resorption
  • Feline gingivostomatitis*
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Basepaws developed the world's first feline breed relativity test using whole genome sequencing (WGS) which tells how similar a cat's genome is to different feline breeds. We currently test for 64 known feline genetic markers representative of 43 feline diseases using next-generation amplicon sequencing.  Our oral microbiome test uses shotgun metagenomic sequencing to analyze over 600 relevant microbial species that can reveal risk of periodontal disease and tooth resorption.

List of Feline Genetic Markers

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The state of the oral microbiome can reveal information about the health of tissues in the mouth and point to potential dental and gum diseases, as studies in both human and companion animals have shown. While most direct-to-consumer microbiome tests use 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Basepaws uses shotgun metagenomic sequencing to capture complete genomes of organisms, not restricting to only bacteria. By identifying relevant organisms within the oral cavity, disease risk for common feline periodontal disease & tooth resorption can be determined. Studies on feline stomatitis are in clinical review and will be added to this comprehensive dental disease screening test in the near future.

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