For cleaning, take cotton buds. The procedure for cleaning the auricle must be done carefully, without penetrating too deep, so as not to damage the inner ear and provoke the occurrence of inflammation – otitis media.
The last stage of cleaning is treating the ear with special powder with antiseptic properties.
In cats, as in humans, plaque and tartar can form with improper care. Therefore, if you notice a plaque on the teeth of a pet, then it should be brushed off with a toothbrush. A healthy oral cavity of the sphinx is pale pink gums and a normal smell; there should be no signs of inflammation or an unpleasant smell.
If you don’t want to brush your cat’s teeth, you can buy special food to help clean your teeth during the meal. Pre-boiled chicken necks are also suitable for cleaning teeth.
How to care for claws
Since Canadian sphynxes tend to live at home, they need to systematically trim their nails. To do this, use special scissors for cutting nails, but you can use guillotines, manicure scissors or sharp tweezers. However, special scissors cut the claw without damaging the sensitive area.
So, gently push on the cat’s finger or the entire foot and carefully cut off the transparent part of the tip of the nail. In this case, you must be very careful so as not to touch the claw-forming part, where the nerve endings and blood vessels are located.
If nevertheless you have damaged a claw, then treat the wound by applying cotton wool soaked in alcohol until the blood stops. You can cut the claw less, then you will not damage it.
Nature instinct is instilled in the cat, urging her to keep her claws in an acute state. This is a vital necessity for her. In addition, this is one way to mark territory. To make your furniture look decent, teach a kitten to tidy his claws on a scallop.
Allocate for the pet a special place where he can sharpen his claws, put him a special stand designed for the point of the claws. A few drops of tincture of valerian or catnip, sprinkled on a scratching post, will attract the attention of a kitten. If you see that the kitten is about to carry out a claw sharpening procedure, then bring it to the prepared claw-claw.
Be attentive to your pet and choose for him the type of scratching post that he likes the most. For example, cats can choose the shape and degree of rigidity of this useful device. Even a stump or part of a tree trunk can be used as a claw-point.
Each cat has sebaceous glands on the outside of its tail, only ordinary cats have them hidden behind their hair, while Canadian sphynxes do not. Tail care consists in regularly wiping its outside with a degreasing agent.
Caution: alcohol-containing products (for example, such as salicylic alcohol) cannot be used for this purpose.
If there are inflammations in the form of eels, then they are eliminated mechanically.
The basics of good nutrition
Canadian sphinxes are not picky about food and love to eat. The accelerated metabolism due to increased body temperature is the reason for the voracity of these unusual cats.
It is important to ensure that nutrition is properly balanced. The diet should be animal and vegetable proteins, and carbohydrates – as little as possible. Also pay attention to the amount of fat: they should not be too much, otherwise the secretion of wax-like brown secretion by the skin glands may increase.
Canadian sphinxes practically do not chew food, but grab and swallow it, like dogs. For food, select the highest-grade feed: premium and super-premium. Dry food and canned food are suitable, but it is better that the food is natural: stewed or cooked.
Sphinxes are gourmets, so sometimes indulge them with your favorite treats. For example, some cats like to eat grapes, cucumbers, chocolate or olives.
Introduce a new feed gradually, carefully monitor the physical condition of the pet.
There should be no manifestations of an allergic reaction, for example, a rash, stool should be normal (not liquid). If there are suspicious symptoms, it is better to exclude new food from the diet.
An allergic reaction is individual for each sphinx.
Be attentive to your pet, and he will answer you with affection.