Basepaws is looking for pet parents and their cats to participate in its feline diabetes mellitus (Type II) study. It's free to join and all that it requires is a simple and painless 10 second swab of your kitty's mouth! Don’t miss this opportunity to help us develop a new screening test for earlier detection of diabetes that could inform new approaches to intervention and treatment of this common feline endocrine disorder!
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and Basepaws is excited to share two new pet oral health research projects for which we are actively recruiting: a clinical study oncanine periodontal diseasewith veterinary partners, and afeline stomatitis studywith both citizen scientists and veterinary partners.
In collaboration with an amazing community of citizen scientists and veterinary partners, Basepaws is advancing its work to uncover the genetic and dental health factors associated with chronic feline diseases.
As Basepaws sees it, a deeper understanding of the genetic factors that contribute to feline longevity can support cats to live longer, but more importantly, do so in ways that help them enjoy their golden years with fewer instances of pain and illness. To make this a reality for all cats, Basepaws initiated a longevity research partnership with Ernie Ward, DVM, CVFT, founder of Project 25, which aims to extend feline life expectancy by 25 percent by the year 2025.