Most cats, if they do not have any health problems, usually require very similar care, but in the case of the Sphynx or hairless cat breed, there are several considerations to take into account.
This cat breed has a very striking characteristic that is obvious such as its absence of fur, although this does not mean that it has nothing.
These cats have a very fine hear that is almost imperceptible to the eye and touch and do not have whiskers.
These characteristics makes this cat need specific care, since the fur helps, among other things, to prevent diseases, protect itself from temperature changes or accumulate its pheromones.
In this article we want to give some tips to make the caring for this breed as easy and informed as possible.
An important point of these cats is their diet, we recommend that you visit your trusted veterinarian to ask for advice and give you some keys to avoid having health problems.
This breed, like the rest, requires wet and dry food and, furthermore, as it lacks fur, it does not need the same nutritional components as other cats. We recommend you to feed them with an specific food for this breed due to its need for protein and fat.
An interesting fact is that their metabolism is faster, which makes these cats more gluttonous than the rest.
We must be very attentive to the dirt on the skin of this type of feline since they do not have hair, they can have greater complications in the dermis.
1. Regular baths
Not all cats, even being of the same breed, need the same number of baths per month. It is recommended that you monitor the cat’s skin in case it has a reddish color or if you see that it begins to accumulate dirt, bathe it.
It is important that you pay attention to the folds of its skin as it can accumulate dirt and be the focus of certain diseases.
Sphynx cats have a certain facility to accumulate dirt in their ears such as mites, wax … etc. Its cleaning must be regular and for this, you must cover your finger with gauze and insert it carefully.
If you see that he has mites, we recommend you to visit the vet to remove them with medication.
As they do not have eyelashes, they accumulate many rheum to protect their eyes.
In this case, we recommend that you clean them with gauze and physiological saline, a different one for each eye.
Nails are another of the cleaning focuses, although they use the scraper to make them ready, we must monitor their length and trim them. As well as possible accumulated dirt.
By not having the fur that makes them more resistant to temperature changes, these cats need to be around 20 degrees.
So if your house is not at this temperature you should put clothes, blankets or ventilation.
On the other hand, watch out when they sunbathe since being so sensitive, they can have problems.
We hope this article has helped you understand hairless cats a bit more. If you want more advice, find many more articles like this on our blog.