5 Tips for the New Sphynx Cat-Parent!

5 Tips for the New Sphynx Cat-Parent!

5 Tips for the New Sphynx Cat-Parent!

5 Tips for New Sphynx Cat-Parents

Sociable, playful, intelligent, and affectionate - Sphynx cats make awesome companions, and welcoming one into your home is one of the most rewarding pet experiences ever.

It’s not all big-eared, wrinkly-skinned, heart-stealing cuddles though - as with any pet, being aware of the unique challenges and responsibilities associated with this breed will go a long way to ensuring your pet lives a long and happy life. 

We’ve got you covered with some top tips to help you be the best Sphynx cat parent possible!

Tip 1 - Optimize Diet

Man cannot live on bread alone, and your Sphynx cat will need more than just kibble and canned food to keep them optimally healthy. You need to feed them fresh food regularly to ensure they are receiving all the nutrients they need to live a long life.

Here are my top recommendations for a natural fresh food diet for your pet. 

Tip 2 - Find a Great Vet

I recommend looking here for a holistic vet to care for your Sphynx cat should any health issues arise. Alternatively, finding a cat-only clinic that specializes in cat health is another great option.

Tip 3 - Use Hypo-Allergenic Litter

Many Sphynx cats have sensitive skin and can be prone to skin rashes and allergies, so you want to make sure you use a hypo-allergenic cat litter to minimize any skin irritations.

Tip 4 - Clothing Options

There is no denying that dressed-up pets are absolutely adorable but in the case of your Sphynx cat, it is vital to their health. Without fur, they are unable to regulate their body temperature effectively and lose heat continually throughout the day.

It’s really important to buy custom clothing for your Sphynx cat and not just regular items from the pet store. 

Custom clothes are designed with the unique needs of Sphynx cats in mind and so they:

  1. Keep them warm (by using the best material)
  2. Fit correctly (by accommodating the lack of fur) 
  3. Are safe to wear

Check out my top recommendations for the best places to buy clothes for your fur-less baby

Tip 5 - Heat Lamp

Sphynx cats lack the insulation to keep themselves warm so it's important to provide them with a reliable heat source. You may think that heating pads are the obvious and convenient choice, but in addition to being a fire hazard, they can interfere with your cat's digestion and may cause skin irritation and rashes. 

If you want to be Sphynx cat parent of the year - make sure you set up a cat house with a heat lamp. Not only are heat lamps comforting, but they support your cat's overall health and well-being.

Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!


April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H

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