Adopting a cat is a lot more than an expense, gift, or however a lot of people may look at it. It’s a very important responsibility because your Sphynx depends on you to take care of it. Not to just merely keep it alive, but healthy as well, and happy. If you aren’t up to the task, then it’s best for the sake of the animal not to adopt. If you are up to the task, though, then you’re in for an absolutely wonderful experience.
Just like any living thing it’s important to feed your cat, but it’s actually not recommended to simply keep their food dish full. It’s a mistake that many people make, and it could cause your cat eat itself into a weight that’s simply unhealthy for it. You not only want to do thorough research on the food you’re feeding your cat to ensure that it’s getting all of the nutrients it needs but more importantly, you need to know your cat’s weight. Once you get your cat’s weight, you’ll usually be able to get a precise measurement of the food you should give your cat every meal to keep you from over-feeding it.
Sphynx cats are a very intelligent breed, and that’s why they are a particularly picky breed when it comes to keeping their litter box clean. Hygiene is almost as important to them as it is to us you certainly wouldn’t want to use a dirty restroom, but unfortunately, a Sphynx isn’t intelligent enough to clean it their self.
Something more unique to the Sphynx though is their lack of fur. As a result, it’s best to keep your Sphynx as an indoor cat rather than an outdoor cat as it’s a lot more sensitive to the weather. Not only do they need the indoors to stay warm, but since they don’t have fur they can also get sunburnt which will make them absolutely miserable.
One thing that’s important, but many people both don’t do and don’t know to do is to brush their cat’s teeth. Their teeth are one of their most important tools next to their claws. Without them, they simply couldn’t survive especially since they wouldn’t be able to eat. Just because they have their teeth doesn’t mean they’re taken care of you don’t want your animal to be in severe pain throughout their life because of poor dental hygiene. It may sound a little silly, but if possible even just once a week is better than not at all.
Their dental hygiene isn’t the only kind of hygiene that’s important, though. Just like us, cats need to take a bath every once in a while. A Sphynx cat has their skin exposed a lot more to the elements than a normal cat and needs to be cleaned properly to ensure they don’t get any sort of skin infection or irritation. You aren’t required to give them a bath every single day, but it is at least recommended to do so once a week.
With these fine tips, you’ll be able to raise a sphynx cat happily as a very content member of your family!