Sphinxes usually easy enough to tolerate the procedure of washing and willing to give themselves to wash almost daily. However, if your pet is not too located to the water, then wash it slightly less often, but at the same time every day gently wipe his skin with a damp sponge or a soft towel.
As a means for washing such cats can use any shampoos or Soaps, which do not contain strong flavors and a pH which does not exceed 5.5. Ideally for this purpose you can use baby shampoo. Wash the Sphinx with hands or sponge, thus avoiding the ingress of water into the cat ears and washing the face without special tools – clear water. The water temperature for washing of the Sphinx should be moderately warm.
After washing to help dry off the cat, gently wiping her with a towel. While the skin of the Sphinx is still wet, keep it in a warm place and protected from drafts so that your pet is not cold. If after washing you will feel the unnatural dryness of the Sphinx, you can carefully lubricated it with baby oil.
In addition to the bathing procedure, you need to pay special attention to the care of the ears and eyes of the Sphinx. Cats of this breed there is an increased salootdelenie, so clean their ears have often enough. The best chart of this procedure two times a week. The cat's ears should be cleaned with cotton swabs soaked in clean water. You need to clean very carefully, treating only the visible part of the ear.
Eyes of the Sphinx need special care, as these animals have absolutely no eyelashes, and eye contact of dust and particles inertnykh Sphinx protects actively secreted gelatinous secret. To prevent adhesion of the eyelids of cats due to an excess of these secretions to wash the eyes of the Sphinx need daily. For these purposes, it is best to use a cotton pad soaked in distilled water or tea.
Advice 2: How to bathe your Sphynx
The Sphinx, perhaps the most controversial cat in the world. Someone she is disgusting, and someone a delight. If you are the proud owner of this "alien" marvel, then you know that caring for them has a number of features. One of them is swimming as a mandatory hygienic procedure.
You will need
- Baby shampoo with a neutral PH factor or a special shampoo marked "naked animals", a large towel, a thermometer for the bath.
Prepare everything you need: shampoo, you wash your pet, a large towel. Type in the bathroom or a basin of hot water. Remember that the temperature of the body of the Sphinx is much higher than the temperature of the human body, so the water should be much warmer than you would normally use for yourself, preferably 36-38 degrees. Dial tub up to about the middle of the chest of the Sphinx. Be sure to turn off the water before swimming, as the noise may scare the cat. Your pet doesn't slip and feel confident in the water, put it under the foot rubber Mat.
Slowly lower the cat into the water, let it get used to. During the process, gently talk to her. Lather all over the body, particularly affected areas may be washed using a soft sponge or washcloth. Keep the soap did not get into the eyes and ears of the Sphinx, the face does not need watering at all. Rinse well with shampoo, make sure it is not left on the skin of the pet, as this can cause irritation.
When the washing procedure is finished, take out the Sphinx from the water and immediately wrap him in a large towel. Very carefully blot the moisture and hold up until the cat is completely dry. Do not let the pet early, as it can easily catch a cold. In any case, do not use for drying Hairdryer, this would scare the Sphinx and burn it.
If the skin is your pet prone to dry, after bathing, put low-fat butter. Suitable easy baby massage oil or a special moisturizer from the pet store. To complete hygiene procedures wipe the ears and eyes of the cat sterile cotton wool and trim the claws.
If the Sphinx is afraid of water, dissolve on the surface of soap foam. Usually, cats just don't see the edge of the water and get scared.