The Sphynx breed has the advantage of overall good health. Their long life span can take these animals over the ten to twenty year mark. To keep them active and healthy, should see the veterinarian annually and it is advisable to have the vet clean teeth starting around two years of age. Ear problems and dental issues are not commonly associated with this breed. At home, keep chemicals and other dangerous elements out of reach of your cat, which can greatly harm them.

Vaccinations are key when protecting your pet against maladies such as: rabies, infections and distemper, to name a few.

Your Sphynx is best suited for being indoors. Their unique lack of fur makes them susceptible to being sunburned when outside for prolonged periods. They are the most comfortable when the house stays warm, around at least seventy, and love to recline on a sunny windowsill. If you are able to, provide them with an area that they can get to near a window. If the environment drops below the above mentioned temperature, they will get cold and not be as comfortable.

The litter box that you provide for your Sphynx should preferably be covered, but whichever one you use be sure to keep it clean. Your cat will get unhappy if the box becomes filthy and may not use it, instead going somewhere else to the bathroom that you may not like. On a weekly basis be sure to clean the box out thoroughly and use a mixture of bleach and water to give it a sanitary scrub. This will prevent germs and bacteria from building up. When you adopt a kitten, you will need to show where you have located the box, and repeat this process several times the first day. These are intelligent animals, and they will learn quickly.

Please Note: do not use litter that contains too much DUST in order to avoid Sphynx eye allergy!