CARE

Food: We like to feed our cats good quality food and use Royal Canin Kitten for the babies and Royal Canin Excigent for the adults. Some Sphynx seem to have sensitive stomachs and Royal Canin agrees with them. A little good quality wet food, such as Applaws, Natures Menu or a little fresh chicken, can be served daily in small amounts. Always have a large bowl of fresh drinking water available.

Hygiene: Clean your cat’s eyes with damp cotton wool when necessary. Ears can be gently cleaned with cotton buds dipped in a little baby oil. Only clean where you can see! Your cat should be bathed every one to two weeks in warm water in the sink, a deep basin or the bath tub. Use Johnsons baby shampoo or wash, on a sponge to gently clean your baby. I have a jug of clean water ready to rinse mine with. Have a clean dry towel ready to wrap your Sphynx in. He will not take long to dry! The tips of claws should be trimmed once a week. Do this before his bath, so that they do not split. Be careful not to cut into the quick!

Keep your cat warm in winter and out of the sun in summer. A high protection children's sun block can be applied if your cat is going to be in the sun for a little while!

Your baby will probably want to sleep in bed with you. If that is not possible, make sure he has a warm bed ( possibly next to a radiator), with a fleece blanket for him to crawl under! Heat pads can also be bought and are cheap to run. I would be happy to advise on the best kind.

Cats need stimulation, play with your cat at least once a day. Most Sphynx will play fetch, which is good excersise! 

Cats need excersise. If you do not have stairs, a tall climbing frame should be provided. Provide plenty of safe toys for your cat to play with. Toys with dangly bits, string or elastic should only be used under supervision!

Do not leave any plastic bags, ribbon or string lying around. These could cause harm or even death to a kitten or cat. Keep toilet lids closed.

Do not take chances, if you think your cat is unwell in any way, take him to a veterinary surgery as soon as possible.

Please feel free to phone or Email us with any Sphynxy questions regardless of whether you have bought a cat from us or not!