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How do I collect a proper sample from my cat?

See this short video starring Hosico Cat to see how a proper swab sample is collected.

For proper sample collection, swab your cat's inner cheeks, gums, and/or tongue, and make contact on all sides of the swab for between 5-10 seconds.

Also, make sure to wait at least 30 minutes after your cat eats or drinks anything before swabbing to prevent contamination. For kittens who are still receiving milk, please wait at least 60 minutes after feeding before swabbing the mouth for the DNA sample.

For more tips and best practices on how to collect a great sample, please see this article: https://help.basepaws.com/en-US/how-do-i-swab-my-cats-mouth-well-for-a-successful-dna-test-39580


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