Canadian sphynx. Care peculiarities

For those who dream about an unusual appearance, an extremely sociable and extremely affectionate pet, the perfect will be Sphynx - a unique breed, whose history goes back to the times of the ancient Aztecs.

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Canadian sphynx has one huge plus. Also it is a minus. It is hair, or rather, its lack. In terms of cleaning and for allergy individuals it is an advantage. Nevertheless, those who find the main advantages of the cat softness and fluffiness, this "advantage", of course, will not appreciate.

Another disadvantage is the specificity of the care of the Canadian sphynx. However, if to compare longhair cats care (angora, Persian, etc.), this minus is not a minus. The main thing is to follow simple rules and regularly carry some hygiene and veterinary procedures. Then the pet will be in good mood and will please you for years.

Skin

Canadian sphynx has very sensitive skin. Therefore, treat these animals very carefully. Also sphynxes sweat, they are arranged so. The pores of their skin secrete specific protective substance that dirties pets. Therefore, Canadian sphynx must be regularly cleaned with a damp sponge or special soft caring impregnated wipes (without alcohol). These cats are washed with special shampoos, and after washing moisturizer or conditioner are applied. With proper care, the animals look stunningly beautiful and have no problems with the skin (such as peeling or cracking).

Eyes

Canadian sphynx's eyes have no eyelashes, so you need to very carefully monitor their condition. If the eyes "flowed", whitish or yellowish discharge appeared, you should immediately contact the vet. Rather, we are talking about some kind of infection, and the cat should be treated. Brownish or clear discharge from the eyes is the norm for the sphynxes. Such discharge should be cleaned with a cotton pad soaked furacilin or, for example, chamomile brew.

Ears

Canadian sphynxes have huge ears. They act as the body's thermostat. They very quickly become dirty. It is better to clean these ears with cotton buds for newborn. Not deep, using a special tool.

Teeth

For dental hygiene kitten should be taught from an early age. Clean your cat's teeth with a soft brush. Also, it is necessary to feed your animal properly, and then it will have teeth and gums without signs of inflammation. You need to buy only professional dry feed for sphynxes, and sometimes give boiled chicken necks.

Claws

Claws, as a rule, are cut. This should be done very carefully so as not to damage close to the cat's claw nerve endings and blood vessels. Buy a scratching post for little kittens, so they can take care of their claws and realized the natural need to mark territory.

Tail

Tail of the Canadian sphynx is hairless. Therefore, the oil glands function is visible with the naked eye, because they are located on the outer side thereof. You will need degreasers for care (without salicyl alcohol). The tail should be regularly and carefully cleaned with it. Appearing on the skin of the tail from time to time randolphs must be removed mechanically.

Feeding and bathing

Feed sphynxes with special balanced professional feed. Food should be lean and easily digestible. Choose canned and dry food of exceptionally high quality. In order not to cause eating disorders and allergic reactions.

As for bathing, wash all cats as little as possible. Unless they are really dirty. It is enough to wet skin with wipes. By their nature, these pets are very sociable and trusting, so they have nothing against hygienic water treatment.