Food: Being deprived of any pilosity, Sphynx eats more than another
cat-like race, in order to keep its body temperature.
Ears: Producing cerumen enormously, it is necessary to clean
to him regularly; using a cotton of stem. On our premises, we clean them,
with twice by week.
Claws: Being given that in general, Sphynx is a cat which does not leave, and although it has cat trees at its disposal, it is necessary For its good being and it your, to cut the claws to him, once every 15 days in one month according to the need, like cleaning them to him.
Skin: Producing much sebum, it tends to lubricate, therefore
so that it is smelled well, give him a bath.
Hypoallergic or not:
Health in our Felines
THE HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHIE
Before returning in the sharp one of the subject, I address to all the people, who wishes to have a sphynx, because if you like it and well, it should be protected. For that, there is only one solution: it is that at the time of your purchase, you make sure that his/her two parents are tested negative (CMH). This disease curtails their life, if they are not treated. We consequently can, to guarantee to you that every year our reproductive cats, will be tested.
IN A FEW WORDS:
It is the disease of the heart, most widespread at the cat-like ones.
Cardiomyopathie Hypertrophique(CMH) is a genetic disease of the cardiac
muscle, which is characterized by the thickening of the left ventricle,
thus reducing the volume of the ventricular room: the capacity of the
heart to be filled of blood is reduced just like the capacity of contraction/relâchement
cardiac muscle. Thus the heart beats more quickly, without effectiveness
to feed & oxygenate the body. Certain cats are carrying without never
having only one problem of health. Some signs precursor of the disease:
For more information about this disease, go visit the Sphynx Club de France : C.M.H
Enzootic leukemia or Chat
FELV = ENZOOTIC LEUKEMIA OR CAT
The agent of this disease, FeLV (feline leukemia virus or) is the cause of weakening the body's defenses against other microbes. It can also cause leukemia and lymphoma (cancers of the blood). This virus has an action similar to that of AIDS in humans. It is not transmissible to humans or other animals.
After infection of the cat, there is a silent period during which the
virus is multiplying in the body. This phase can last for months or even
years before the disease develops.
It is widely believed in France from 5 to 10% of cats are seropositive
for leukemia virus (FeLV).
There is also often anemia, caused by viruses and opportunistic infections. An opportunistic infection is a disease that develops when an animal is weakened and that her immune system defends so well. In a healthy cat, these opportunistic infections do mostly any disease (or a very mild form).
FeLV can also be responsible for cancers, particularly lymphomas (cancer of the lymph), leukemia (cancer of the bone marrow and blood) and kidney cancers.
This disease often affects adult cats aged over three years or more than five years.
How do you get leukemia?
It is spread from cat to cat through casual contact. Unlike AIDS is transmitted
only through sexual contact or blood, the leukemia virus is transmitted
by all routes: blood, tears, saliva, urine ...
The virus is very resistant in the environment. The risks of contamination are virtually zero for a healthy cat from a cat after a contaminated room (the vet for example). Disinfection equipment is sufficient.
Leukemia is not transmitted to humans or other animals.
The cat FeLV seropositive and immunocompromised (ie, reporting that the disease) can be achieved by typhus and rhinitis if their vaccinations are not current. It is important to continue to vaccinate a cat seropositive.
It may also be achieved by various infections, mostly respiratory, but may also involve the skin, eyes, ears, urinary tract, blood (parasites and bacteria from blood cells).
How to prevent leukemia?
There is a vaccine against enzootic. It is effective at 80/90%. We therefore recommend vaccination given the high risks of contagion. Before vaccination, please make a test for enzootic to verify that your cat is not already HIV positive.
How to treat leukemia?
There is no anti-viral treatment as humans. Interferons are a hope in the treatment of leukemia, but they are unfortunately very difficult to get to a veterinarian. The only possible treatment for opportunistic diseases to ensure a comfortable life to his pet.
Leukemia is a serious disease. It is strongly advised to vaccinate your cat and perform a test before vaccination.
The mode of transmission
The primary means of transmission is the bite during fights between cats
(because the virus is present in saliva), which is why it is mainly male
cats are not sterilized, which carry the virus.
The incubation period is 4 to 6 weeks. The disease has several stages.
A vaccine against FIV is marketed in North America in recent years. Its
effectiveness is incomplete and its use remains controversial. In Europe,
there are no plans to market the vaccine that was developed with the viral
strains present mainly in North America1.
There is no treatment to destroy the FIV virus. Care is timely and opportunistic diseases are as and when they reach the cat. It seems that natural medicine can offer the affected cat an acceptable living comfort by acting on the stimulation of the immune system although definitive cure remains compromised.
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