Overview of Pixie-Bob
They may look like a wild cat that just rolled into your yard, but there is nothing wild about a Pixie-Bob! Many of these kitties use their paws more like hands; almost 50% of Pixie Bobs are polydactyl, meaning they have extra toes. In general, cats have five toes on their front paws and four in the back, but these kitties can have up to seven toes per paw, so that's 28 toes in total! These extra toes go way back to the first member of the breed, who was a polydactyl cat. In 1985, a barn kitty with extra toes was crossed with a wild-looking spotted cat. The result was Pixie, a female cat with distinct wild-looking features, extra toes, and a short tail. Pixie Bobs come in both shorthaired and longhaired varieties, their coat color ranges from tawny to ruddy brown, and their tail tends to be 1-6 inches long. Please pay special attention to their extra toes, they may develop overgrown nails, so make sure to trim them every other week.
Personality of Pixie-Bob
A Pixie-Bob is a mellow sort of cat, with a thick build and heavy boning. They can weigh anywhere between 8 - 25 lbs. Often described as a dog in a catsuit, these are the kinds of kitties that will want to walk with you on a leash and greet you when you come home! Pixie Bobs form powerful bonds with their owners and don't do well if left alone for too long. These sweet kitties love water, so watch out if you're taking a bath or shower; they may try to jump in with you! So if you are looking for a wild-looking cat companion who has more of a dog's personality, get yourself a Pixie-Bob!
Common Health Issues & Recommendations for Pixie-Bob Cats
Parasites: All cats are susceptible to worms and parasites, especially outdoor kitties that may come into contact with infected animals or environments containing parasite eggs or larvae.
Recommendations for Parasites in Pixie-Bob Cats:
- Parasite Detox Kit - Beneficial support to help your cat eliminate parasites, fight infections and restore immune health.
Pancreatitis in cats: is an umbrella term for inflammation of the pancreas. The cause of pancreatitis is unknown and can occur spontaneously. This is a common issue in all kitties so the Pixie-Bob may be susceptible to it as well.
Recommendations for Pancreatitis in Pixie-Bob Cats:
- Pancreatitis Kit and Diarrhea Support Kit - A bundle of natural remedies that are formulated to help support your Pixie Bob’s pancreatitis, help relieve inflammation and encourage tissue repair.
Dental Disease in cats: is very common in cats everywhere. Dental issues can affect more than just your kitty’s mouth. Bacteria from their mouth may enter their bloodstream and damage other vital organs like their liver or heart.
Recommendations for Dental Disease in Pixie Bob Cats:
- Mouth Drops - All-natural oral drops that can help remove bacteria from your cat’s mouth and help prevent gingivitis and tooth decay.
- Yucca - An herbal extract that is very beneficial for inflammation and discomfort in the gums and mouth.