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Did I swab my pet incorrectly?

As we indicate in the opening instructions for the Basepaws DNA kit that you receive, pets should not eat or drink for 30 minutes before you collect their oral swab sample. If you waited this period of time before swabbing, and then swabbed your pet’

How do I swab my cat's mouth well for a successful DNA test?

There's no better time to swab your kitty than when his or her mouth is completely rid of food/water particles. It doesn't matter the time of day as long as your kitty has a clean mouth! Your kitty can lick, chew, or bite the swab, so you may touch t