Even MORE New Sphynx Cat Parents Tips!
5 Tips for New Sphynx Cat Parents!
To all the new Sphynx cat parents out there, congratulations on your newest furry family member!
Taking care of a hairless cat can be somewhat daunting for first-time pet owners, and that’s totally understandable. After all, owning a sphynx is quite different from other cats and involves certain specific needs.
However with these 5 tips, you'll feel confident knowing you are providing your little feline friend with the utmost loving care they deserve. So let's dive into it – read on to get our best advice for keeping your sphynx happy and healthy!
Plenty of Scratching Surfaces
If you're a cat owner, you know that cats love to scratch - It's a natural instinct that helps them keep their claws healthy and strong. However, your furniture, doors, and curtains might not enjoy being scratched!
This is why it's important to provide your feline companion with plenty of scratching surfaces. Vertical scratching surfaces like cat towers and cat posts provide a great way for cats to stretch their muscles and really dig in with their claws.
But don't forget about horizontal scratching surfaces too! Scratching mats can be a great addition to your cat's scratching library. By offering a variety of surfaces, you're sure to keep your cat satisfied and your furniture scratch-free.
Get Pet Insurance
Whether you're a new pet owner or have been caring for your furry friend for many years, pet insurance is something that should not be overlooked. Don't wait until a health emergency arises and you're left with a hefty vet bill that you can't afford.
Investing in pet insurance can provide peace of mind knowing that your pet's medical expenses will be covered should something unexpected happen.
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Properly Socialize Your Kitten
If you're adding a new kitten to your family that already has other pets, it's important to make proper and slow introductions. Rushing into introductions can have negative consequences, such as a lack of closeness between the pets or even fighting.
Luckily, there are great resources available to help guide you through the process. Here is the link you to my video on how to properly introduce a new kitten into a household with other pets and you can find many other videos with great tips like this one from the Cat-Daddy himself, Jackson Galaxy!
You also want to be wary of these tips when introducing your kitten to human family members and friends. By following these steps, you'll be setting your feline friends up for a lifetime of happiness together.
Special Grooming Products
As a proud new owner of a Sphynx cat, you should understand the importance of the difference these cats have to that of their furry cousins. Their unique hairless appearance requires a little extra attention and care, especially when it comes to grooming.
Sphynx cats have sensitive skin that needs special products made specifically for pets with this type of skin. It's important not to use dish soap or baby soap as they may irritate their skin.
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Keep An Eye on Their Hearts
Another key important fact to know about Sphynx cats is that they are prone to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This is a genetic heart disease where the heart muscle walls become unusually thick.
Though this may sound daunting, there are steps you can take to ensure your cat lives a long and healthy life. Keeping up with regular HCM scans is crucial as early detection is key to improving their quality of life.
If your cat does develop HCM, medications and supplements like our 'Heart Health Kit' which can be given to improve their well-being, but it has to be caught early.
Your sphynx cat is your best friend, and with proper care and attention, they'll be by your side for years to come.
Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H