Sphynxcraft Cats

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SPHYNX CARE AND FAQs: ​ 

So you have a Sphynx!  Now what?  Here is a little information about taking care of your new Sphynx kitten or cat.  Routine care is required such as bathing, claw clipping and ear cleaning.   


BATHING:​ Since the Sphynx has very little hair to absorb body oils, they have to be bathed more often than “hair” cats.  I recommend once per month, too frequently can cause excess oil or skin irritation.  When bathing a Sphynx you can use mild baby shampoo or gentle pet shampoo.  I use  Whisker City pink moisturizing shampoo from Petsmart or SPA Pure Lavish Pet Shampoo.  If your Sphynx gets dirty between baths they can be wiped down with a mild allergen free baby wipe or pet wipe.  Our kittens start having baths at a young age, so they are used to the ritual.  Although Sphynx have very little hair, they still do their own self­​ grooming.


EARS:​ Sphynx ears need to be cleaned weekly using a pet ear cleaner made for cats, that will dissolve dirt and waxy build​ up.  You can wipe out the ears with a baby washcloth or use a q-tip  after demonstration by your vet.   


EYES:​ Sphynx lack eyelashes, which can result in dirt in the corners of their eyes.  Use a clean soft baby washcloth with warm water and gently wipe the cat’s eyes and face.  


CLAWS:​ ​Claws need to be kept clipped and clean.  All cats like to scratch; if you are concerned about damage to furniture, there is a product called Soft Claws available at Petsmart.  They  slide over the tips of the nail without hurting the kitten or cat.  De­clawing is not humane  because it actually removes the knuckle of the paw; it can cause serious complications and impair the well ­being of the cat. 


FEEDING:  Sphynx have a higher metabolism because of their need to keep warm, so they eat  more than the average cat.  Always feed a premium dry and wet cat food and keep fresh water  available at all times.  We generally feed Royal Canin wet and dry with some variation (especially Weruva canned, they love it!) including raw food (please research on​ line for more  info).  Look for high fibre food such as Royal Canin spayed & neutered dry as this helps with  proper digestion.   


OTHER INFO:​ Cats live longer healthier lives indoors.  Sphynx are no exception and they get cold easily.  They can also burn in the sun much like a human.  I run heating pads on low 24/7  for the cats to enjoy sleeping on.  Don’t be surprised if your Sphynx wants to sleep with you under the covers to stay warm!  Great for a cool night as they are like heating pads themselves!  Some Sphynx parents like to put  sweaters and other clothing on their cats.  I don’t tend to do this but it’s up to and your cat if they will accept it.  Contrary to some info out there, Sphynx are  not hypoallergenic, however, those with allergies may do better with a Sphynx than a “hair” cat.


Congratulations on the purchase of your new Sphynx cat or kitten!  They are unique one­​ of­​ a  kind strange and beautiful companions. Once you have one you will want more!  This is called Sphynx addiction!  As a  result of your purchase from Sphynxcraft Cats, you will be able to  access breeder support  for life.  I will always remain concerned about the cats we place and endeavour to accept only the best homes possible.  We are an HCM scanning cattery and seek  to provide new Sphynx  owners with the best quality happy healthy Sphynx cats.  Please research the breed on​ line for  further information to decide whether this cat is for you!.  These are exotic and special cats and are  especially suitable for special  people!  


SPHYNXCRAFT CATS​ … Our Cats will put a spell on you!  

Valerie Jardine, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.  cell: 604​ 302​ 9921 or home: 604​ 859​ 4391. Please leave a message!

sphynxcraftcats@gmail.com or contact us via sphynxcraft.ca