Monitor your cat's oral health with the Basepaws Cat DNA Test:
- Reliable, accessible, and safe oral health test
- Detects early signs of dental diseases
- Prevents severe dental diseases
- Improves dental hygiene
Brushing your cat’s teeth regularly may not be enough to completely manage their oral health and hygiene. You might be overlooking dental diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis, tooth resorption, halitosis, and gum disease. Cats may also develop tartar and plaque build-up and mouth sores, affecting their overall health.
Since cats usually don’t show signs of dental diseases, this poses more risks to their health. The best way to monitor and care for your cat’s oral health is through Basepaws.
Basepaws offers an Oral Health Test that analyzes over 1,000 microbes in a cat’s mouth to identify disease signatures before they become visible. It allows you to identify and prevent dental problems before they get worse. That way, it will be easier and less expensive to treat if ever.
You can do the test from the comfort of your home without going to the vet. Here’s how it works:
- Order the Oral Health Test online.
- Do a quick swab on your cat. (Make sure to get the gums and teeth.)
- Ship the sample (for free!) to Basepaws for evaluation.
- Get the results in four to six weeks from the date your sample arrives at the laboratory.
Testing your cat regularly will ensure proper dental care and hygiene. Since a cat’s diet, lifestyle, and medication can change their oral microbiomes, it’s recommended to test their mouth every three to six months. This would also be an efficient way to monitor if your at-home dental routine is working.
This test is not suitable for cats with full mouth extractions and those who still have baby teeth, though, particularly kittens. Additionally, if your cat is currently receiving antibiotic treatment, it’s recommended to perform the test at least one month after the treatment is completed.
Keep in mind that the Oral Health Test doesn’t provide a diagnosis. It would still be best to share the report with your veterinarian to assess if there are any necessary medical treatments.