When is this day? September 19. This date was chosen to represents the 9 lives in cats (September) and the 19 pairs of chromosomes in each kitty.
What is this day? National Cat DNA Day was created to spread awareness of the benefits of feline genetics as well as to celebrate the progress of this field of science. Basepaws is pioneering feline genetics to help identify potential health risks in cats and figuring out what makes each kitty unique! As an under-studied and under-funded field, feline genetics has taken a back seat to canine and human genetics.
Who created this day? This day was founded by Basepaws in 2020.
How should this day be celebrated or observed? Take some time to find out your cat’s DNA, or learn what makes each breed of cat unique.