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Wisdom Panel Launches Cat DNA Test, Donates $30K to Rescue Organization

Julia Rivera//June 15, 2021//

Wisdom Panel Launches Cat DNA Test, Donates $30K to Rescue Organization

Julia Rivera //June 15, 2021//

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Press Release: Wisdom Health Genetics

Wisdom Health Genetics, the world’s leader in pet genetics and makers of the Wisdom Panel dog DNA test, has recently announced the launch of Wisdom Panel Complete for Cats.

Developed by world leading geneticists and veterinarians, Wisdom Panel Complete for Cats delivers vital insights about your cat, including breed breakdown, trait tests and health risks, all of which help you understand your cat better and provide the best possible care.

With this new product launch, Wisdom Panel is celebrating Adopt a Shelter Cat Month with a $30,000 donation to North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest, no-kill rescue and adoption organization. To raise awareness for and support cat adoption, the $30,000 donation will cover adoption fees for all approved adopters of cats and kittens at Animal League America during Adopt a Shelter Cat Month; it will also include at least $1 for each Wisdom Panel cat DNA test sold on on the Wisdom Health Genetics website throughout the month of June. 

“Having Wisdom Panel cover the adoption fees for all approved adopters, particularly now at the height of Kitten Season, will not only help us raise awareness about the importance of rescue and adoption but will also assist in finding loving homes for so many cats and kittens,” said Joanne Yohannan, senior vice president of operations for North Shore Animal League America. “Every time you adopt you save two lives: the one you take home and the one we can rescue and put in its place. We are truly grateful for this opportunity to shine a light on the importance of adoption.”

As the most comprehensive cat DNA test on the market, Wisdom Panel Complete for Cats screens for more than 45 genetic conditions and medical complications including identification of your cat’s blood type and transfusion risk. If a cat’s results return any health findings, pet parents will be able to schedule a free phone call with one of the on-staff licensed veterinarians to discuss any notable health findings. Complete for Cats’ ancestry testing detects over 70 breeds and populations and identifies breed mix down to one percent. 

“After more than a decade of providing cat DNA tests for breeders, we’re proud to announce the launch of Wisdom Panel Complete for Cats for all cat parents. With Complete for Cats, you’ll get vital insights about your cat’s health, traits, and ancestry—allowing you to care smarter so you can love longer,” said Annette Louviere, DVM, manager, technical veterinary support at Wisdom Health, part of Kinship Partners, Inc. “Most impactful for pet parents and veterinarians alike: our Complete for Cats DNA tests can help with preventive care planning for your cat thanks to genetic health screenings for common disorders affecting vital body systems like the heart, liver, and kidneys. Likewise, our hope is that, as more pet parents test with Complete for Cats, we will be able to conduct more research to unlock the genetics behind complex feline disease and one day understand the underlying causes to hugely improve health and welfare for cats worldwide.”

In addition to their partnership with North Shore Animal League America, Wisdom Panel is hosting The Indie Cat Show, a first of its kind virtual event that showcases the uniqueness of cats. The Indie Cat Show will celebrate all that’s unique about cats, amplifying the voices of (and giving prizes to) the humans who love them most. Beginning on June 14 and ending on July 2 at 9:00pm EST, The Indie Cat Show will be held exclusively on Instagram. 

The new Complete for Cats DNA test furthers Kinship’s mission to help every pet parent like a pro: using genetics and data to help people be the best pet parents possible and find better ways to care.