Sphynx lack fur and therefore get oily skin and also sweaty. They require frequent baths to maintain healthy skin. Your Sphynx kitten should already be used to baths if you received it from a quality breeder.
You will need:
Gentle shampoo or soap (Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo or Aveeno works great)
Shallow sink or tub with warm water
Start by taking two tbsp of coconut oil and rubbing it on your Sphynx’s skin to loosen the dirt and wax build-up. If your cat is allergic, olive oil works great too. Let sit for 5 min, then put cat gently in sink of warm water about chest deep on cat. Lather cat with shampoo making sure to clean between toes and get tail. Use wash cloth to clean face, ears and extra grimy spots. Rinse cat gently and wrap like a baby and dry.
You can use a small amount of oil like lotion to moisture skin if needed.
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.