The single most important thing you can do for your Sphynx kitten is to feed it the best quality food. We begin feeding our sphynx kittens a balanced raw diet at 4 to 5 weeks old. All of our sphynx cats are on a balanced raw diet. You can make your own balanced raw diet or buy premade raw. A few local raw brands are, We Feed Raw and Soultry Raw. There are also freeze dried raw options such as Stella & Chewy and Primal Nuggets. If you do not wish to proceed with raw feeding, some other recommended foods are Tiki cat and Orijen. Don't forget the treats! We feed freeze dried raw treats and dehydrated raw treats.
Due to the hairlessness of Sphynx cats, they do not have hair to absorb their skin oils, therefore bathing is necessary to reduce oily sediments left behind. Sphynx naturally produce oil and the goal is to bathe just enough to keep the cat clean without inadvertently causing overproduction of oils by bathing too frequently. Typically bathing is done once or twice a month. Young kittens typically need a bath every 2 weeks. A gentle cat shampoo should be used. We like to use are Hylyt shampoo. Keep in mind "spot cleaning" with a warm washcloth or sensitive baby wipe can lengthen the days between the need for a bath. We do not recommend Baby Shampoo or Dawn Dish Soap. Kittens mouth should be cleaned after eating and eyes should be wiped clean every morning. Devon Rex kittens only need a bath every 4-6 months.
Cleaning your sphynx, bambino or devon rex ears and nail beds once weekly is recommended. Ears can become waxy fairly quick as well as nail beds. We use Zymox Ear Solution with Q-tips. Baby wipes or a warm washcloth can be used before or after clipping the nails with soap and water or Zymox Solution.
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