The Fascinating Felines of Basepaws

We’re so excited to share that the latest results from the Basepaws Feline Health History Questionnaire are in! For the past two years, amazing pet parents like you in our customer and/or citizen science research community have filled out this questionnaire to help us learn about your furry family members’ physical appearance, health, eating habits, behaviors, and more. By the end of 2021, we had 17,820 pet parents participate—nearly five times more than in 2020! We truly appreciate your contributions, which benefit the entire Basepaws community. Read on to dive into the world of Basepaws’ Fascinating Felines—Bodies, Behaviors, and Beyond!

A Community Effort that Benefits All Cats

Results from the Basepaws Feline Health History Questionnaire highlight the value of pet parents’ knowledge of their cats, which can help us all get to know our own cats even better! As far as we know, the results that we share from this questionnaire hold the most comprehensive and widely available data on a citizen science perspective of feline physical characteristics, nutrition, health, routines and habits, and temperament and behavior.

We believe that these important details continue to strengthen our understanding of cats. They also complement the veterinary records, clinical studies, and peer-reviewed scientific literature on pet health and behavior. As a citizen scientist, you’re contributing to research that helps us improve our current line of Basepaws cat health screening tests, as well as create new feline health products so that pet parents like you can make more informed decisions in support of your cat’s health, wellness, and longevity. Basepaws citizen scientists were also integral to our process for developing the world’s first ever Cat Oral Health Test!

In the sections that follow, we provide just a brief glimpse into some of our key findings—so be sure to check out the full report! If you are a current Basepaws customer and haven’t already filled out your cat’s survey, be sure to go to your account and fill it out today.

 Fascinating Feline Physical Characteristics

There are no ordinary cats.

― Colette

We couldn’t agree more. Every cat is unique and quite extraordinary. So what makes for a fascinating feline? The delightful array of shapes, colors, and coats that they display, of course!

While no fabulous feline could ever truly be described as “ordinary”, our questionnaire identified interesting patterns related to the physical features shared by most cats in the Basepaws community.

These features are reflected in the “fascinating feline” in the photo above and include:



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