Tuxedo Cat Breed Information, Images, Characteristics, Health

Basic Information - Tuxedo for Sale

Origin:
United States
Weight Male:
3 - 9 kg6 - 20 pounds
Weight Female:
3 - 9 kg6 - 20 pounds
Life Span:
10 - 20 Years
Litter Size:
2 - 6
Other Names:
None
Colors Available:
Bicolor - black and white - other colors too
Coat:
Different lengths and textures
Shedding:
Moderate
Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Courageous, Curious, Docile, Energetic, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Outgoing, Playful, Protective, Quiet, Responsive, Social, Stubborn, Sweet, Territorial
Grooming:
Moderate maintenance
Trainability:
Easy
Hypoallergenic:
No
Kids Friendly:
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
Yes

History - Tuxedo for Sale

tuxedoThe Tuxedo cat is essentially a black and white cat and the name comes from him looking like he is dressed in a formal tuxedo.

Tuxedos aren’t a new cat breed and they have been around for thousands of years. Tuxedo is merely describing the coat of the cat. So the Tuxedo cat isn’t a cat breed but rather a pattern color. A Persian cat as an example, can be a tuxedo cat because of its coat.

In fact, nearly any breed can be a tuxedo cat.

Description - Tuxedo for Sale

tuxedo kittenA tuxedo cat has distinct coat colors. Their bicolor coats are soft and sleek and sometimes the colors aren't limited to just black and white but they can be orange, gray or tortoiseshell.

Because Tuxedo cats aren’t a breed, nothing is really set in stone with them and their size ranges. This means he can weigh between 3 and 7kg or 8 or even 9kg. The eyes of the Tuxedo cat are nearly always green.

Temperament:

The Tuxedo cat’s personality is varied as well because it can be any breed of cat. There are some Tuxedo cat owners who will say that their cats have a definite Tuxedo personality, but there is no research that indicates that these cats have a particular personality.

They are all different. Most Tuxedo cats however are friendly, social, loving, and lively.

Health Problems - Tuxedo for Sale

tuxedo catThe Tuxedo cat has no real health concerns and that is just another reason why they make such popular pets. There are, however, always health issues that a cat can succumb to.

Renal failure:

This is caused by kidney disease. It is one of the leading causes of death in older cats, and causes can include age but also genetics.

Your cat can show a number of symptoms such as excessive urination, nausea, terrible thirst, dehydration, constipation, and loss of appetite.

There is no cure for feline kidney disease but it can be treated and managed, and that is why you will need to see the vet.

Feline panleukopenia:

This is the dreaded feline distemper for which your cat will need to be vaccinated against. It is a highly contagious viral disease, with kittens being more at risk.

After contracting the disease. It can spread through bodily fluids as well as fleas and is mostly transmitted by contaminated food and water bowls as well as litter trays.

The disease affects the intestinal tract of the cat and attacks the immune systems. Your cat will be vomiting, have diarrhea and anemia and he will have loss of appetite, lethargy and be totally and utterly down in the dumps.

A vet can diagnose this dreaded disease through fecal and blood tests.

Cancer: 

Cancer is common in cats of all ages. When you brush your Tuxedo, be aware of any unusual lumps. Lymphoma is a common cancer in cats.

Caring The Pet - Tuxedo for Sale

tuxedo kittensThe Tuxedo cat is cared for in much the same way that you would care for any other cat really.

The coat of the Tuxedo requires no special treatment as the coat isn’t really ever long. Simply brush it at least once a week to reduce matting and dust collecting on the coat. You want to keep it shiny and sleek.

Provide a scratching post and a climbing tree as these are both taking care of natural instincts of a cat – to scratch and to leap.

Ensure your pet isn’t bored. Provide him with plenty of opportunities to have fun and to play. Provide him with interactive toys to keep him amused.

Cats like to sleep quite a bit so provide him with a nice soft bed in a quiet area.

If your Tuxedo is an indoor cat, he will need a litter box in a quiet area. Be sure to clean the litter box of feces every single day. Make sure that the actual litter is kept clean and tidy.

Your Tuxedo cat should be fed the same diet as any other cat. This is because every cat there is is a carnivore and their diet has to be made up of meat. A wet food diet or a dry food diet is available but make sure it is always of the highest quality. This will ensure your pet gets all the nutrients to ensure good health. Discuss your cat's s dietary needs with your vet if you are in any doubt.

Your cat must never be without a constant supply of fresh, cool water.

Characteristics - Tuxedo for Sale

tuxedo catsThe tuxedo cat is such a sport - always up for fun and games. Cats like the tuxedo are always a great choice of pet.

Cats like the tuxedo are also low maintenance and he is clever enough to even have a bit of training.  

The tuxedo cat, even though he likes the outdoors, can also be an apartment cat. He also gets on well with children and other pets in the home. Having a tuxedo in the home is guaranteed to fill your home with joy, and you owe it to him to provide him with lots of love and attention.

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