Sphynx need regular bathsRead Now
Sphynx cats and kittens need regular baths, nail trims and ear cleaning. With no fur they have a build up of oils that accumulate on their skin, teeth and nails. It’s very dark and looks dirty or in patches like a ball of ear wax.
I recommend a bath every 3 weeks minimum and every other week maximum. You will need to loosen the dirt/oils with coconut oil or olive oil. Pre-rub your cat or kitten with about a tablespoon of oil and let set for 5 or 10 minutes.
In a shallow tub or sink of warm water, lather your cat or kitten with baby tear-free shampoo or body wash. It’s important that it’s nothing to drying for the skin or your cat will get oily/dirty faster between baths.
Wash their face with a cloth and nails.
After bathing wrap your cat in a towel and dip cloth or swab into coconut oil and clean ears. The oils/wax in ears for this breed is thick and dark. Vets will almost always mistake it for mites. It is not ear infection or mites…it is just wax an dirt. Clean til skin looks clean but do not go to deep in canal. Trim nails and use coconut oil on cloth to remove wax/dirt build up.
Stella pre-bath. See how dirty her ears and skin are. She smells like a sweaty armpit. Lol so bath day for her.
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