The Sphynx is a hairless cat breed, originally developed in Toronto, Canada through selective breeding. They have a soft layer of fuzz on their long muscular bodies. They have a wedge-shaped head with prominent cheekbones. They are curious and energetic, and love to explore their surroundings. Sphynx are snuggly, affectionate, and demanding of human attention.
Common Health Conditions
- Sphynx are prone to skin problems, including the development of rashes and fungal infections. Care must be taken to protect the Sphynx cat from sunburn.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is inherited in some cat breeds such as the Sphynx.
- Kittenhood respiratory issues. It’s thought that due to their lack of hair, Sphynx kittens can be especially prone to lung infections and other general respiratory issues. Spotting them early and getting the right treatment goes a long way in helping your Sphynx overcome them.