Overview of Devon Rex
Often referred to as a cat in a monkey suit, the Devon Rex gets their name from where they were first discovered, Devonshire, England, and rex rabbits - who have similarly soft, fine coats. Also known as the ‘elf cat’, ‘poodle cat’ or even ‘alien cat’, a Devon Rex cat has a unique expression with their large low set "butterfly ears" and oval-shaped eyes. The most prominent feature of the Devon Rex is their coat, which is a series of soft curls all over their bodies. They lack protective guard hairs, so their low-shedding fur is quite delicate. Some cats will lose their fur over their lifetime, either naturally or from excessive grooming, and their whiskers can easily break off. The Devon Rex comes in almost any color including solid black, blue, chocolate, cinnamon, cream, fawn, lavender, red, and white. Patterns they come in include tortoiseshell, calico, tabby, bicolor, tricolor, mink, sepia, shaded, smoke, van and pointed.
Personality of Devon Rex
Devon Rex cats are happy, attention-seeking kitties. They are very mischievous and want to know what their humans are up to at all times. If you leave food out, your Devon Rex will be sure to steal it! They are great additions to any busy household and their kitten-like personalities will stick around well into their golden years. They tip the scales around 8 lbs and do not require daily or weekly grooming due to their delicate fur. So, if you want a mischievous little cat who looks like a little monkey, you’ll love the Devon Rex!
Common Health Issues & Recommendations for Devon Rex Cats
HCM in cats: also known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is a heart muscle disease that can be an inherited condition in Devon Rex cats. It is characterized by decreased heart function and circulation.
Recommendations for HCM in Devon Rex Cats:
- Heart Health Super Support Kit - Formulated to support cardiovascular health and feline heart conditions, as well as help reduce inflammation and encourage circulatory function.
Cat skin infection: Devon Rex cats may have sensitive, itchy skin that is prone to yeast infections.
Recommendations for Skin Infections in Devon Rex Cats:
- Fungal and Skin Infections Super Support - Natural aid to help relieve itchy skin, help rebalance immune health and support healthy skin and coat.
Hip dysplasia in cats: is an abnormal formation of the hips. It can also occur in some cats’ breeds, including Devon Rex Cats.
Recommendations for Hip Dysplasia in Devon Rex Cats:
- Hip Dysplasia Kit - A bundle of natural supports that can help with joint discomfort, muscle and joint inflammation as well as encourage a healthy appetite.