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.
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Rid Your Cat of Hairballs
It is a well-known fact that most cats do not drink large amounts of water. When examining their urine, we find they concentrate their urine greatly- confirmation of smaller amounts of water intake. When pets take larger amounts of water, they produce more urine that is more dilute. In order to encourage water intake, some owners feed only wet (canned) cat foods. There is more water in canned food than dried kibble, thus increasing the water intake. Other owners may elect to add a small amount of salt to the diet. This can increase the thirst and therefore increase the amount of water taken. Another option may require some investigative work. Owners observe their pets closely, I have discovered. They find their cat's water intake preferences. These include fresh water during the day, use of fountains for water intake or faucets. Some cats only like to drink outdoor and some only indoor. There are challenges with each pet. Finding a great way to increase water intake helps moisten the stool in the end and therefore helps prevent constipation - a goal for every cat owner. .
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Physical exam before beginning treatment
A comprehensive physical exam is a must before beginning any treatment for a "behavior problem." Any sudden changes in your cats behavior may indicate an underlying medical problem. Your veterinarian will do a complete physical exam to check for any obvious signs of pain or injury. Also, they will check a temperature to ensure there is no fever. Another important indicator is checking the weight of your pet. Unexplained weight loss or weight gain may indicate an underlying metabolic disorder. Based on their physical exam, the vet may recommend bloodwork as well to check the kidney, liver, and thyroid functions of your cat. They may also need this information before starting medication for your cat as a baseline, so that the values can be monitored if your pet is on behavior-altering medications long term. .
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