Here are all the tricks to know and put into practice to better take care of the coat and well-being of the Pixie Bob.
Taking care of the cleaning of your furry cat is not just a mere aesthetic matter. In fact, there are a number of good habits that we should adopt to ensure that the health and beauty of our four-legged friend are always at the top. Let’s find out how to take care of the Pixie Bob.
Hair care of the Pixie Bob
What precautions to follow for the care of the Pixie Bob’s coat?
Being a short-haired specimen, it is sufficient to brush it 2-3 times a week.
In particular, great attention must be paid to the tail, where the hair tends to knot.
The best tool to do this is a brush with large and soft bristle, with which to proceed both in the direction in which the fur grows, and against the grain.
Bathing the cat yes or no?
You may have wondered if to take care of the Pixie Bob at its best it is necessary to wash it.
In reality, there is no single answer to this question. In fact, the specimens of this breed – like all other domestic cats – tend to be very clean and attentive to their personal hygiene.
It may happen, however, that particularly elderly cats or those returning from long periods of illness need our help in daily cleaning operations. How to behave in this case?
First of all, the choice of the lotion with which to bathe on all fours is fundamental.
Never use products intended for human consumption: in fact, it is always necessary to purchase detergents specially formulated for the delicate skin of the cat.
To make his coat really shiny and bright, we can use some conditioner for the cat. The fundamental foresight, however, lies in a healthy and balanced diet.
Also, pay attention to the temperature of the water, which shouldn’t be too hot or too cold.
Finally, once the operation is complete, we should make sure to completely dry the cat’s coat, to prevent it from catching cold and getting sick.
Cleaning of eyes, ears and teeth
Of course, to take good care of the Pixie Bob it is essential to know how to take care of the hygiene of the eyes, ears and teeth.
In fact, it can happen that accumulations of secretions settle around the eyes and inside the auricle of the cat.
In order to avoid the onset of infections or skin irritations, it is essential to remove them. How to do? Just use a gauze soaked in hot water, to dab on the part.
The oral hygiene of the Pixie Bob is also of paramount importance. The accumulation of plaque and bacteria, in fact, could lead to the onset of diseases such as stomatitis, gingivitis and periodontitis.
To clean your cat’s teeth, you can use a special toothbrush and toothpaste. If the cat does not like it, you can opt for a spreadable paste to be distributed every day on the animal’s teeth.
How to take care of Pixie Bob’s nails
Finally, we just have to answer one last question: how to take care of the Pixie Bob’s nails?
You don’t necessarily need to trim your cat’s claws. This operation, in fact, is completely useless if our furry cat is young, active and takes care of the filing of the nails by himself.
The speech changes in the case of elderly animals and a sedentary lifestyle.
In this case, it is essential to use a special nail clipper, with which to remove only the most external and non-vascularized part of the claw.