Learn more about your cat…
MoggiMix uses the Los Angeles based company Basepaws to do all our Feline DNA testing.
Your cat’s health is shaped by 3 main factors: Nutrition, Environment, and Genetics. By understanding all three, you can provide your pet with the ultimate cat care.
Almost every cell in your cat’s body contains your cat’s unique genetic code. This DNA is inherited from your cat’s parents, which they inherited from kitty grandparents, and so on.
Where do we get the DNA?
The MoggiMix Kit gets DNA from your cat’s hair . Most of the hair DNA comes from the living part of the fur — the follicle that is closest to the skin.
What do you do with the DNA?
When your cat’s fur and cheek swab arrives at our Los Angeles facility, we take the DNA out of it with a chemical extraction process. Your cat’s DNA contains more than 20,000 genes, which are spelled out in a unique genetic code that is around 2,700,000,000 letters (nucleotide bases) long. We take this DNA and uses sequencing machines to read and record these letters.
What does the DNA show you?
We compare your cat’s DNA sequence to sequences from other cats and the scientific community. More than 99% of your cat’s genetic sequence will be similar to every other cat;
it’s the small differences that make your cat unique
Some sections of DNA contain genes that have already been studied and are linked to specific disease or physical traits. Other sections of DNA contain genes that are unknown, and every cat’s DNA will bring us one step closer to identifying the purpose of these genes and why they matter for all cats.
What do I get in the report?
We use your cat’s information to generate an easy-to-read report about their DNA. We will continue to update your cat’s report as we learn more — look for CONSTANT updates from us as we have new discoveries about the genetics of your cat.
Once you are part of the Basepaws family, your cat will receive a lifetime of benefits. This includes report updates, newsletters and articles about your cat’s DNA, access to the latest research on cat science, tools to connect owners of similar cats, and discounts on future products that will be specifically formulated for your cat’s genetic needs.
Our big and clear mission, to make the world better for cats (and their humans), is built off the simple insight that cats make our lives better. Our continuously updated research will provide benefits beyond any current test on the market. We are investing in our science and our community to create a future where all cats can benefit from our genetics research. Our Alpha Report (the first version of the CatKit Report) is now available, and will focus on your cats similarity to Wild Cats, as well as our initial discoveries around Breed and Ancestry.