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West Kootenay Kennels & Cattery

Devon Rex Health Profile

The average life expectancy of a Devon Rex is 12 to 15 years. Although at first glance the Devon Rex seems to be quite fragile, the truth is that it is a very strong and healthy breed. While this breed isn’t known for excessive health ailments, there are few things to watch for. First is their weight; a healthy Devon Rex weight is 6 to 9 pounds. With the Devon Rex cats being food enthusiasts ensure that you feed an age appropriated premium quality cat food for effective weight management and continued health. Feeding regular wet food meals in combination with kibble is a simple way to increase water intake and Devon Rex’s prefer fresh water be available daily.

Secondly, you will need to keep an eye on is an accumulation of ear wax, and the corners of the eyes may require a wipe with a soft, damp cloth to remove any discharge. Due to the breed’s short fur and thin wavy coat, baths are rarely necessary. Groom gently with a warm damp cloth so you don’t break the delicate hairs, if a bath is required the coat dries quickly. Due to the unique coat the Devon Rex is more easily affected by extremes in weather. Take care to minimize your cat’s exposure to direct sunlight; they also need to be protected from cold temperatures. For these reasons, Devon Rex cats can only be kept as indoor pets.

Still have questions? Get in touch with us! West Kootenay Cattery breeders can give you excellent insight into whether this cat is the right feline for you. We are based out of Western Canada and provide adoption services throughout Canada. We would be more than happy to help you make the best choice of a kitten that best suits your family.

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