Info Study on Feline Genetics and Diabetes

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Marje and Gracie, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

    May 30, 2010
    Anivive Lifesciences, a pet pharmaceutical company, and Basepaws, a pet DNA sequencing company, have formed a new partnership to study feline genetics and diabetes. The companies are encouraging veterinarians and cat owners interested in participating to sign up on

    If you would like to participate, which involves completing a short survey and then receiving a DNA saliva test kit, click on the link below and follow the instructions. Saliva collection requires just a swipe of saliva on a single swab so it is quick and easy.

    Study Information including enrolling your kitty in the study.
  2. Hercule's mum

    Hercule's mum Member

    Jul 27, 2020
    This looks great. Unfortunately, is onlu for cat owners in the US and Canada.

    Just letting people know so they don't need to go through all the clicks I did to find out :)
  3. Patty & Teal'c

    Patty & Teal'c Member

    Nov 8, 2019
    Teal'c was accepted. You have to have a fructosamine test done however, they want it for some reason. When I filled out the application I had entered that I home test so no fructosamine numbers. They did send a letter of acceptance said they would accept him as soon as I could get a fructosamine done. I did have it done and sent the number. I did also send a link to his SS which they said was very helpful.

    He was accepted on the 20th of July still waiting for the kit.
  4. Veronica & Babu-chiri

    Veronica & Babu-chiri Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2016
    Babu was accepted in a previous study Basepaws made and taking the sample was quite easy but sending them the samples back was a big nightmare so I'm guessing that's why they are only considering US and Canada residents in this one, the DNA results they sent me were quite interesting
  5. Maddie Mouse

    Maddie Mouse Member

    Jul 31, 2020
    This might be of limited interest, but for UK owners of Burmese, the Royal Veterinary College is doing a similar study on inheritance of diabetes within the UK Burmese population, where it is a particular problem (4x the incidence in other breeds). They are interested in health information on all Burmese, and blood samples from diabetic Burmese for genetic sequencing.

    I will be participating next time we need to take Maddie in for a blood test!
  6. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
  7. Dora the Explorer

    Dora the Explorer Member

    Apr 24, 2020
    Darn. Dora is disqualified due to being < 7 years old and < 6 months diagnosed!
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  8. AliceR

    AliceR Member

    Jul 9, 2020
    Are application still open? I couldn't find the specific enrollment link on the site provided above.
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  9. Patty & Teal'c

    Patty & Teal'c Member

    Nov 8, 2019
    If your talking about the genetic study here is the link for the study.

    It appears it is still open
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  10. Susan & Andy

    Susan & Andy New Member

    Feb 27, 2019
    I signed up for the study back in the summer of 2020. I received the kit, took Andy to the vet for a lot of expensive lab work, sent the kit and lab work in, and have never heard a word from them. I even emailed the guy who had told me Andy was accepted to the program, and asked when I would hear something. He said he would check into it and let me know. I never heard from him again, and I still haven't heard a word from the people the kit went to :-( I'm moderately disappointed :-(

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