Care

Food: Being deprived of any pilosity, Sphynx eats more than another cat-like race, in order to keep its body temperature.

Thus all importance to give him a healthy and balanced food.

In general are cats rather greedy, therefore are vigilant, and do not yield to all its desires.

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.

In general are cats rather greedy, therefore are vigilant, and do not yield to all its desires.

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.

On our premises, they have a bath every week. In order not to irritate it, it is advised to use, a soap or a shampoo with the Neutral pH.

And yes, that does not have only advantages, the absence of hairs

Hypoallergic or not:

There still, far too many people believe that Sphynx is the remedy when one is allergic.

If you are allergic to the hairs, the our little marvel can make your happiness, on the other hand if you are allergic to the squames or the acarina, it will not have more success than a cat with long hairs.

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:
- respiratory Difficulty
- faster Rate of heartbeat
- Heart murmur Despite everything,
this disease passes still too often unperceived, from where interest to test its cats, in their making Echocardiographie Couleur.

For more information about this disease, go visit the Sphynx Club de France : C.M.H

Feline blood groups

Hemolytic jaundice in newborns

What is feline infectious peritonitis

 

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.


What are the symptoms?

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.
During this phase, the animal is said seropositive for FeLV, but no symptoms of the disease. However, being infected with the virus, it is contagious.

It is widely believed in France from 5 to 10% of cats are seropositive for leukemia virus (FeLV).
Disease like AIDS, there is an immunodeficiency making the animal very sensitive to any infection.

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 ...
There is an in utero transmission (from mother to kittens).

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.

Opportunistic diseases

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.

Conclusion

Leukemia is a serious disease. It is strongly advised to vaccinate your cat and perform a test before vaccination.


IVF = Aids Chat

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.
It can sometimes be spread through contact with cats during frequent and repeated (at licking each other during the "nose to nose" ...) or through the bloodstream.
There may also be transmitted by sexual contact or during pregnancy (from mother to kittens), but no certainty is established on the maternal-fetal transmission.
The virus is very fragile in the environment: it survives a few tens of minutes. Site Contamination (by items, floor) is nearly impossible, especially if there is a serious disinfection after each cat.
The evolution of the disease and symptoms [edit]

The incubation period is 4 to 6 weeks. The disease has several stages.
1st phase of the disease: You can observe a moderate fever, a decrease in the rate of white blood cells and a slight increase in the size of lymph nodes. This phase lasts about two months and often goes unnoticed.
Second phase of the disease: As for feline leukemia (FeLV) or AIDS Rights (HIV), the cat is infected with HIV and no symptoms, the virus "sleeps" in his body. It is against contagious to other cats. This phase lasts varies between 5 and 10 years.
3rd phase of the disease: In favor of significant stress, illness or no reason, the cat becomes ill. The virus "wakes up". It multiplies and destroys white blood cells (blood cells), needed to defend against cat diseases. So there is a decrease in immune defenses which makes the cat very susceptible to germs, even those who are very dangerous for cats unaffected by IVF.
The cat is very often affected by diseases known as "opportunistic" diseases that are benefiting from the weakening of the animal to grow. It can also develop diseases called "classic" cat, then it is more severely affected than a cat negative for FIV.
The cat may have a wide variety of diseases that can affect the respiratory tract for example, mouth, intestines, urinary tract, etc.. Thus, one can observe in particular:
systemic symptoms: fever, weight loss, increased size of lymph nodes;
oral infections (gingivitis, stomatitis);
chronic diarrhea that does not heal despite the implementation of treatments;
eye infections (conjunctivitis) or upper respiratory tract (rhinitis, tracheitis);
Recurrent skin abscesses;
nervous disorders (encephalitis, seizures) or behavioral disorders.
Finally, when a cat is achieved by the IVF, it often develops, especially in terminal phase, blood cancers (like leukemia).
Prevention and detection of the disease [edit]

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.
Prevention involves avoiding contact between healthy and sick cats. It is also recommended to sterilize the cats (male or female) out to avoid fighting (and biting) and venereal transmission of the virus.
It is considered important [precision needed] to detect the disease in animals at risk (male cats, stray cats) and newcomers, especially in kennels or catteries where animals are not placed in individual cages.
The treatment of the disease [edit]

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.

Deworm her cat and why

Deworm her cat
Deworming of your cat is essential to avoid being contaminated by worms


What is deworming?
Deworming is to give a dewormer that will kill the worms being located inside the digestive tract of the cat. The 2 main types of worms that are found in cats are Ascaris (roundworms) and cestodes (flatworms)
There are several forms of administration of worming, some form of tablets and the other as a pipette. Your veterinarian can advise you on the type of wormer to be administered to your cat
Why deworm her cat?


Deworming is essential for several reasons:


worms can cause significant and irreparable damage to many internal organs of your cat
a number of parasites found in cats are transmissible to humans and can be dangerous particularly Ascaris is a worm can measure up to 20 cm in men. Children are generally more affected because they do not have the same concept of hygiene than adults
How often and when should you deworm a cat?
It should deworm the kitten at 15 days and then do it once a month until her 6 months.
It is necessary to deworm a kitten as young as 15 days because it may have been infected in utero through the placenta if the mother is itself contaminated. Contamination can also occur through breast milk.
For an adult cat, it takes about 2-4 years by worming. It is very important to worm your cat regularly, even if it does not show signs of contamination. Indeed, symptoms begin to appear only when the cat is highly contaminated.
If you have multiple cats, it is important to deworm all at the same time.