SPHYNX CATS ARE STRICTLY INDOOR CATS
Routine care is required such as bathing, toenail clipping and ear cleaning. The sphynx breed is a very robust and healthy breed. I do find they like to eat more then most breeds and I would advise you not to leave your dinner plate unattended; you may come back to your kitty eating off your dinner plate!
Since the Sphynx has very little hair to absorb body oils they have to be bathed more often than normal cats, at lease once every 1-2 weeks. When bathing a Sphynx you can use a mild baby shampoo. If your Sphynx gets dirty in between baths they can be wiped down with a mild baby wipe. Kittens start having baths at 4-5 weeks of age. Although, Sphynx have very little hair they still lick and groom themselves.
The sphynx ears also need to be cleaned on a weekly basis, using a pet ear cleaner made for cats, will dissolve dirt and waxy build-up.
The Sphynx also lacks eyelashes, which can result in dirt in the corners of their eyes. Use a clean soft washcloth with warm water and gently wipe the cats’ eyes and face. Only use a clean cloth with fresh clean water for your cats’ eyes and face.
The nails need to be kept clipped and clean.
Sphynx also have a higher metabolism because of their need to keep warm, so they eat more then an average cat. Always feed a premium dry and wet cat food. And fresh water at all times.
Raisins, grapes, onions, and chocolate are all POISONOUS to both cats and dogs, so be sure to keep these things out of reach from your pets.
Sphynx cats must live INDOORS, due to their lack of hair they freeze easily. They will also SUNBURN quickly.
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