Sphynx healthy nutrition

Get to know how to feed sphynx healthy

The wellbeing of your cat depends to a great extent on proper feeding. While feeding your pet it is advisable to take into consideration the following rules.

Firstly, you need to feed your cat always at the same place, assigned for feeding.

Secondly, you need to take into account the qualilty and the comodity of the dish that your sphinx eats from. The dish should neither be very deep nor wobbly.

Thirdly, the daily dosage for a cat should be balanced and contain sufficient quantity of vitamins and microelements.

Fourthly, the owner of a sphynx should remember that these cats need more food and calories than the other cats as they have to maintain an approproiate body temperature and condition.

Fifthly, the sphynxes’ eating habits are being formed in their childhood.If you constantly feed your pet with a variety of delicacies or food from your table, it will continue to demand delicacies and will refuse to eat regular cat food. Delicacies can be provided from time to time and only after having served to your cat its common food. Some owners feed their cats with some poor and tacky nourishment, food from their tables or leftovers, which undoubtedly has bad consequences for their cats’ health.

Sixthly, the colour of your pet‘s dish should be clearly different from the colour of the owners’ dish. Cats distinguish between shades quite badly (except the grey), but they distinguish between colors very well. Cats become accustomed to the shape and the color of their dish, and that dish produces appropriate reactions.

Seventhly, you need to have your cat go on the following diet: 4-5 months old kittens should eat 4 times a day, up to 130 grams all total daily. However, when your cat reaches the age of 4-5 months, you should feed it the same way you would feed an adult cat. It means 3 times per day, up to 150 grams daily.

Eighthly, do not overfeed your pet. Sphynxes usually have a good appetite, and therefore can easily suffer from obesity, which eventually may lead to various feline diseases. If in the morning and at noon there remains some uneaten portion of food in your cat’s bowl, you have to make sure it hasn’t been there for longer than a few hours. After that time, the leftovers must be discarded and the next time the amount of food that you give your cat should be adjusted to your cat’s appetite. In the morning and at noon we serve dry food (it should be of a super premium quality), which should amount to about 70% of the daily dose.

The remaining 30 % of alimentation is a combination of poultry and/or turkey offals, chicken or turkey fillets.The total amount of food (dry and natural) should not exceed the amount specified in item 7.

Under no circumestances you can provide your pet with the following products: bread, potatoes, milk, broad bean, tomatoes, garlic, onion, citruses , grapes, tea, coffee, sweets, as well as leftovers from your table. Absoluletely prohibited to give your cats the following foods: chocolate, onion, garlic, avocado, grapes, and alcohol – they are poisonous for cats.

They are essential organic compounds for the Sphynx’s organism. Vitamins deficiency can cause the deterioration of its immune system and, as a consequence – various diseases, as well as the reduction of the reproduction capacity. In “ExGargoyle” breeding we use vitamin paste as a supplement to the standard daily food dosage 3-4 times per year for a periods of about 1-2 months. Since our cats eat dry food, which already includes the necessary vitamins and microlements, we serve only a half of the standard daily vitamin paste dosage.
Modern dry pet foods are a crucial part of Sphynxes’ nourishment. Dry food should be adjusted to each cat’s age and its current needs. You have to take into consideration not only the age, but also the weight, the habits and the lifestyle of your pet. Sterylised and elderly cats should be fed with special food. Out of the entire range of diverse food products, only premium and superpremium foods ,coming from well-knows producers, are acceptable.
Some owners find it comfortable to feed their pets with canned foods that have all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients. In “Ex Gargoyle” breeding, we do not use canned food and so we do not have experience in this aspect.