Don't Buy your Sphynx a Heat Pad!

Don't Buy your Sphynx a Heat Pad!

Don't Buy your Sphynx a Heat Pad!

Don't Buy your Sphynx a Heat Pad!

If you have a hairless pet, whether it's a Sphynx cat or any other breed, it's important to provide a reliable heat source for their overall health and well-being. In fact, I believe it is one of the best things you can do for hairless pets! 

However, not all heat sources are created equal. You may be tempted to buy a heating pad for your hairless pets, but these can actually be dangerous!

2 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Heating Pads

Though many may cite that heating pads can easily malfunction and cause a fire from the bedding surrounding them, the dangers of a heating pad are actually much less obvious, but no less dangerous!

Affecting Their Digestion 

While it may seem like a cozy addition to their daily routine, exposing their digestive system to heat for prolonged periods of time can have negative consequences on their health. Long days of laying on a heating pad can greatly affect their digestive system, causing their food to be processed differently and leading to unhealthy digestion.

Skin Rashes

Due to their lack of hair, Sphynx cats are highly sensitive to temperature changes and often have sensitive skin. Heating pads can cause skin irritation and rashes from the sweat caused by the heat, which can be especially uncomfortable for these sensitive cats.

What to Use Instead

When it comes to keeping your Sphynx cat warm during colder months, it's important to choose heat sources that are both effective and safe. While heat pads may seem like a convenient option, they can actually pose a risk of affecting your cat’s health negatively. 

Instead, opt for heat sources that aerate and move through the air, such as a bed in front of a fireplace or space heater, or even a heat lamp, as we discussed in our previous article. By choosing these alternatives, you can ensure that your furry friend stays warm and cozy without any unnecessary risks.

Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!


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


  • I use an old goosedown quilt and wool blanket for my cats; that combo works fantastic!

    Valerie on

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