The Sphynx Cat Breed

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The Sphynx cat lives up to its majestic name with a unique appearance and captivating eyes. This cat is hairless so it does not require any grooming and will not leave hairs throughout your house. These cats are very devoted and loyal and enjoy spending time with their owners. They also enjoy wagging their tails much like a dog might do. These cats are playful and active cats and are occasionally vocal.

These cats originated from one hairless cat which produced a hairless kitten. The kitten and its mother were bred to produce more hairless offspring which greatly limited the breed's gene pool. While the Sphynx cat appears hairless, it is not actually hairless and has very short fine hair. Because of the lack of coat, these cats like to huddle up to other animals or under blankets to keep warm.
While the Sphynx does not require any brushing, they do need regular baths because their skin becomes oily without any hair to absorb the oils. These cats should always be kept inside because their body temperature cannot easily be regulated and because they are curious in nature.

Like most other cat breeds, the Sphynx cat can be susceptible to certain illnesses and conditions. Their lack of hair can lead them to easily get respiratory infections while they are young kittens. Some cats of this breed are also prone to heart disease. It may be a considerable idea to do a pet insurance comparisons for your Sphynx cat, should any large unexpected veterinary bills occur. Pet insurance can help pay for the costs of health care if an accident or illness arises.
It is important to kitten-proof your home if you plan on getting a new Sphynx kitten as they can be curious and get into mischief. Plenty of research and preparation will help you learn which types of food, toys, and other household items are needed for this type of cat. Adding a new cat to the family is a long-term commitment and should not be taken lightly. With the right preparation and enthusiasm to bring home a new cat, your Sphynx cat will have a long and healthy life in its new home.
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This article was published on 2011/04/16