Welcome to Sphynxlair! Connect with Sphynx owners & enthusiasts around the world!

Taking him to the vet?

smithmh987

Lairian
Joined
May 26, 2014
Messages
42
Points
29
Hi there! I will be getting my first sphynx cat in 25 days, and I'm trying to do as much ahead of time planning so that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Should I be taking him to the vet as soon as I get him for a checkup?
 

1sphynxlover

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
May 7, 2013
Messages
2,723
Points
368
Hi and Welcome! I would take him to the vet as soon as you can. Can't wait to see picks of your new baby.
 

zoinks

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Mar 23, 2013
Messages
1,741
Points
368
Yes! I booked a vet appointment for the day after our two arrived. Usually in your contract, the sphynx's health is guaranteed for 72 hours. Sometimes the contract states that you need to do this. So having a vet visit within the first 3 days is a wise move, just in case.
 

captain_tinky

Senior Lairian
Senior Lairian
Joined
Sep 2, 2012
Messages
763
Points
143
Hi and welcome to the lair! It's always a good idea to get any pet a check up within 72 hours of getting them especially if there are any other animals in the house. I took Pip to the vet the day after we got her since it was 9 pm by the time we got home, so we immediately quarantined her. Our contract said to get a vet visit within 72 hours of bringing them home, so I would book an appointment in general and also read over your contract.
 

Catzzzmeow

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 16, 2011
Messages
28,820
Points
673
Welcome. I actually took ours to the vet on the way home from the breeder. I felt better knowing before I brought them into the house with possible exposure to our existing cat family. I asked for fecal sample kit and the took that the next day. Just read your contract to make sure you follow guidelines for their first wellness visit.

Patti
 

KaiRo

Lairian
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Messages
24
Points
19
I would.. when I got my baby it was required within 48 hours to make his health contract effective....its also nice because they will weigh him and stuff and they will keep a copy of his shot records in case your like me and misplaced them somewhere....when I first took kairo to the vet he was 4 pounds...he went for the 2nd time last week and he now weights 10 pounds!!! ....hope you visit goes well and good luck to u and your new baby!!
 

Reina

Lairian
Joined
Apr 14, 2014
Messages
106
Points
61
I took my baby on the Monday after we got him. Most contracts require you to do so and also helps give a peace of mind. Make sure to find a vet you trust and has experience, someone who can share and explain more about sphynxs is a great help!

Btw welcome!!!
 

BluesMummy

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Dec 3, 2013
Messages
1,120
Points
248
I was a little slow taking Blue to the vets, almost a week before we got there but definatly get a check done, looking forwards to seeing lots of photos :) :) xxx
 

smithmh987

Lairian
Joined
May 26, 2014
Messages
42
Points
29
Mr Loki has an appointment to go see the vet the day after he arrives.. I've heard so many horror stories of people finding things out after they get their sphynx home, so I want to make sure my little man is healthy from the getgo! I should have more pictures to share with everyone throughout the weekend!
 

Ickushouse

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Jul 27, 2013
Messages
2,204
Points
233
Yes! I would go ahead and make an appointment now!
 

Hairless Blessing

Gold Lairian
Notable Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2010
Messages
25,209
Points
673
Welcome to sphynxlair, good to have you. Great you already
have the appointment set us. That's the best thing to do.
Congrats, on your baby.
 

Embracing-Joyx4

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Feb 21, 2013
Messages
3,345
Points
348
Yes always do a vet check within 48-72 hours or however your contract reads. It's best for your own peace of mind. @Catzzzmeow had a great suggestion going straight to the vet. And @zoinks also. Great advise here on the lair
Congrats
Can't wait to see pictures of your baby owning you. ;)
 
Top