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what are the most important things i have to know about the sphynx.

kosehans

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could somone maby help me getting to know the most importent things abouot the sphynx:)?
i just now red abuot coconut oil. are you suppost to lubricate them whith coconut oil all over their body every time you wash them? and can i use regular soap ( non perfumed/ mild )? ore do i need something else?
i am aware that i have to clean their paws and ears and clip their nails:)
do they usually get along whith dogs well?? i have alittle chinese crested- powder puff. :)
and i also wonder for how long can they be alone. i will be home allmost all day, every day but i want to know if they feel left out easely? if i go for a looong walk whith my dog and my sphynx has to stay home alone. for how many hours do you feel they can be alone whithout getting bord ore something?
 

Nofuratu

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Sphynx do not like to be left alone, but leaving them for a few hours is fine. They do sleep a lot and will probably just sleep while you are gone. I just wouldnt leave one alone for most of the day, every day without another pet to keep them company.

Yes you rub the coconut oil on them before the bath, or just in the dirty spots like the nose, neck, toes and bottom.

You can also use dish soap, like palmolive, or baby shampoo.

Adventures of A Naked Cat
 

kosehans

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thank you for answaring me:) can i use other types of oils aswell, or is coconut oil the only one:)? and dont they wash themselves like other kitties at all, ore is it just that they get to oily and dirty for them to be able to get it all off by them selves??
 

Fester

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I use olive oil instead of coconut oil -- because I like the smell. probably any good food-grade oil would work.

they do groom themselves, but they produce oils that in a furred cat would just be absorbed into the fur and eventually shed.
I think the need to wash them is for two main reasons: so that they don't leave brownish greasy spots on areas they habitually lounge on and that they look cleaner -- oily skin just doesn't look or feel as good:Smile:
 
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