How do you maintain a Devon Rex?

Caring for the Devon Rex is fairly straightforward - to be happy and satisfied, the curly kitten needs a lot of warmth and a loving, lively home. So that she stays healthy, you should still consider a few breed-specific details for her care. The curly fur of the Devon Rex needs careful care - Image: Shutterstock / gunnargren

The fur of the Devon Rex has a nice curled structure with little top hair and a lot of undercoat. The velvet paw not only gives it its characteristic, unusual appearance, but also requires a few special features when caring for the cat.

Grooming of the Devon Rex

Care should be taken when caring for the fur nose with the frizzy fur. You have to be careful not to pull her hair out when brushing. It is best to use a very soft cat brush for your care. You can use it to brush the cuddly cat several times a week, because it ensures good skin circulation and a nice, healthy coat for your pet.

If it is hot and you are keeping your cat free, don't let her out in the blazing midday sun. Because of its special fur structure, it tends to get a little sunburned. The four-legged friend's large ears should be checked from time to time and cleaned if necessary. It's best to have the vet show you that.

Other special features of the cat

Don't be surprised if your Devon Rex looks a little greedy: it likes to eat and consume a little more calories than its peers. She moves a lot and also has a slightly higher body temperature than most other cats. Nevertheless, always keep a close eye on the measure of things: Of course, you should not get overweight!

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In principle, Devon Rex cats are robust. However, since they tend to cause inflammation of the gums and tooth roots, you should regularly check your pet's gums for redness and other abnormalities. Even if your cat suddenly eats slower or faster than usual, you should use it to check your teeth with a veterinarian.