Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers,
I promised I would keep you updated with our BasePaws DNA kit. Let’s take a recap of all the articles I’ve written about Basepaws:
Getting Beau’s DNA Checked (Basepaws) – October 22, 2017
This was the first time we submitted our results for Basepaws. We were super excited about the project but didn’t get contacted for a very long time after we submitted. We were told we would get results within a month or two, but after a few generic e-mails, it was clear that Basepaws wasn’t ready to share any results.
A long-awaited update on BasePaws (Cat DNA Test) + A FREE Gift Raffle for the kits – March 20, 2018
In March we were told that the DNA we extracted from Beau was damaged and that they couldn’t actually retrieve any of his DNA. We were prompted to take more samples from him and were told that results would be out within one or two months.
So what now?
Today is June 15th. (I’m writing this blog early and queueing it because I’m in one of the busiest times between shows) and I just got the following e-mail from Basepaws.
Finally! We know this took a long time but we are excited to say you cat’s DNA samples have been carefully extracted and processed, and are now sent to be sequenced and prepared for delivery. The results will be available in 6 weeks.
THANK YOU for your support and patience – your cat’s DNA gets us one step closer to knowing more about feline health and habits. Basepaws is committed to a lifetime of breakthroughs in cat health, for your cat and ours.
I feel like Basepaws has needed a lot of my patience. I understand science takes time, trust me… but it’s been 8 months since our initial contact with Basepaws and now 2 months and a bit since re-submitting our results. I’m just hoping that our results actually do come within 6 weeks… hoping for sooner rather than later.
I’m trying to not let this process alter my final views when I get my Basepaws results, but it is very clear that if you were part of the past year, you paid into getting their product up on its feet. While this isn’t the biggest issue, I don’t think it was made clear to me that that’s what we were signing up for. I am very grateful that Basepaws gave us the kit for free to review as well as the replacement kit, but I do feel bad for those who have spent good money on it. It is cheaper than doing a human DNA kit, but $95 is still a days work (if not more dependent where you are) for a lot of folks.
Have any of our winners gotten any e-mails from Basepaws yet? Let me know when you do and let me know if they get your results in anytime sooner! I’d love to know what comes of them 🙂