Like a little domestic bobcat for your home, the Desert Lynx has a wild appearance and the temperament of a pampered pet. This is an exotic hybrid breed, achieved by crossing Bobcats with a variety of domestic breeds, including the Maine Coon, Manx, American Bobtail, American Lynx, and Pixie Bob. Today, Desert Lynx are many generations removed from their wild heritage and as much prized for their people-loving and somewhat dog-like disposition as they are valued for their unique physical characteristics.
The Desert Lynx is fully domesticated, and there is no need for a special license to own one, or to feed them a special diet (though they will do best on something of high quality, high protein). They are trustworthy family pets, outgoing, playful, and loyal. This is a new and rare breed, and they’re currently only recognized by a few of the more exotic breed registries.
Appearance / lifespan:
The Desert Lynx Cat has a muscular, solid body with powerful hind quarters and the rear higher then front. This results in a cat which has a Bobcat-looking body. The tails of the Desert Lynx come in different length from rumpie to 3/4 tail (to the hock).
Desert Lynx have spotted, marbled, or clouded coats in a range of colors from Snow's to Silver, Blue, Gray, Copper, Charcoal, Chocolate, or Ebony. They all have belly spots, and bar stripes around the legs and sometimes down the back and tail. The tails of the Desert Lynx come in different length from rumpie to 3/4 tail (to the hock).
Behavior / temperament:
The Desert Lynx is described as having a doglike personality. They are loyal, out-going, and people-loving. The may follow their owners around the house, come when they’re called, and be taught to play fetch. They are good family pets, and get along well with children and other pets.
crazy fun energy, human interact, large ears
plastic spring toys, poly paw kitten, straight ears
Great diet to prevent and treat bladder stones
I highly recommend Hill's Prescription Diet c/d wet food for treatment and prevention of bladder stones. Bladder stones in cats are predominantly composed of either struvite or oxalate minerals. They can be very irritating and lead to pain while urinating, obstruction, blood in the urine, and infection. The c/d diet is formulated to alter the bladder environment to make it unfavorable for stone formation. C/d also comes as a dry kibble. The wet version is recommended because the extra moisture helps to dilute the urine, which reduces inflammation and pain. Oxalate stones always require surgical removal. After surgery, Hill's c/d diet can be used to prevent recurrence. Struvite stones may also be surgically removed, but can also be dissolved without surgery if the cat is placed on a strict c/d diet. Once the stone is dissolved, the c/d diet should be continued to prevent recurrence. The c/d diet is very safe. If you have multiple cats, it is usually okay for all cats to eat this diet. It is only available with a prescription from a vet and is somewhat expensive. In the end it will save money by greatly reducing the chance of bladder stone recurrence. .
From M Teiber DVM 54 days ago