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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 10:15 AM

For fun, I had Rosie's DNA tested and just got the results.

I had Rosie tested because she's a Tortie-point, semi-longhaired cat of unknown origin. She's a rescue just like my other two spoiled ones. My other two are your basic brown mackerel tabbies. What I found out was interesting. The results made sense because she is a big girl--12 pounds, and very affectionate. What was very helpful is they tested for 23 genetically-related health conditions ranging from polycystic kidney disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to retinal disease & vitamin deficiencies. She is clear of all genetic diseases tested, yay! They will release more results as more tests become available. Here's what the results looked like:









And here's Rosie in one of her favorite napping spots:



I think I'll get Otis and Sammy tested, too, for the health information alone. I'm pretty sure that they both will come back as American Shorthairs, but I guess you never know. It was a little pricey, but fun. It took about 10 weeks from the time I received the test kit to the time I got the results. Collecting the DNA was very easy--just swabbing the inside of her mouth in her cheek pouch which she didn't mind at all. I'm glad I did it.

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catbyte Mar 2021 OP
Tanuki Mar 2021 #1
secondwind Mar 2021 #2
DURHAM D Mar 2021 #3
TexasBushwhacker Mar 2021 #4
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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 10:24 AM

1. Interesting...and what a gorgeous kitty! 😺

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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 10:50 AM

2. What a beauty!!!

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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 10:54 AM

3. Like the sink pic.

I had a Maine Coon that laid on the heated floor and when she got too hot she got in the sink to cool off. Then back to the floor and start the process over.

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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:23 PM

4. When it comes to health, the nuttier the better

That can even be said about humans.

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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 05:18 PM

5. She's so pretty. Interesting post. My Siamese loved to nap in the sink, too. ❤

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