sphynx catcat breed

Hair loss in cats can be due to natural causes (shedding) or pathological (allergies, stress, inadequate nutrition, etc.). If you want to know which is the case of your cat, keep reading this post.

Hair loss in cats can be due to natural causes (shedding) or pathological (allergies, stress, inadequate nutrition, etc.). If you want to know what is the case of your cat, keep reading this post.

What is the purpose of shedding hair in cats? As we have said, cats shed their fur to adapt it to environmental thermal conditions.  Therefore, in indoor domestic cats (those who live indoors, without access to a garden), shedding can be attenuated because the temperature contrasts between seasons are smaller. Our heaters and air conditioners temper the environment.  The shedding process in cats is particularly noticeable in some breeds of cats with thick, dense coats, although short-haired cats also shed their coats.

egyptian cat

The appearance of the sphynx cat is undoubtedly the first thing that draws attention to it, as its almost non-existent fur does not go unnoticed by anyone. These kittens have hardly any fine fluff on their fur.

It is not advisable to leave sphinxes alone at home for a long time because they are cunning and can quickly get bored. You can stimulate their mind, for example, with brain games. Another option is to socialize them with other animals of their species to keep them entertained.

This breed is active and can often even learn to fetch objects thrown at them. If you are thinking of getting a sphinx, you should not worry if it makes sounds from time to time. Without a doubt, these cats are among the most talkative of their species, although their meow is not loud at all; they only emit a low meow quite often.

Given their lack of fur, sphinx cats are sensitive to weather conditions, so special attention should be paid to this. One might assume that these kittens have a higher body temperature than others, but this is not true as sphynxes have a normal body temperature for their species. The explanation is likely to be found in the lack of fur itself, which normally insulates heat. In these peculiar felines, heat radiates directly through the skin, so they feel warmer than cats with fur. Therefore, it is crucial to protect sphynxes from very low temperatures and sunlight.

bald cat breed

The appearance of the sphynx cat is undoubtedly the first thing that draws attention to it, as its almost non-existent fur does not go unnoticed by anyone. These kittens have hardly any fine fluff on their fur.

It is not advisable to leave sphinxes alone at home for a long time because they are cunning and can quickly get bored. You can stimulate their mind, for example, with brain games. Another option is to socialize them with other animals of their species to keep them entertained.

This breed is active and can often even learn to fetch objects thrown at them. If you are thinking of getting a sphinx, you should not worry if it makes sounds from time to time. Without a doubt, these cats are among the most talkative of their species, although their meow is not loud at all; they only emit a low meow quite often.

Given their lack of fur, sphinx cats are sensitive to weather conditions, so special attention should be paid to this. One might assume that these kittens have a higher body temperature than others, but this is not true as sphynxes have a normal body temperature for their species. The explanation is likely to be found in the lack of fur itself, which normally insulates heat. In these peculiar felines, heat radiates directly through the skin, so they feel warmer than cats with fur. Therefore, it is crucial to protect sphynxes from very low temperatures and sunlight.

sphinx cat

Hair loss in cats can be due to natural causes (shedding) or pathological (allergies, stress, inadequate nutrition, etc.). If you want to know which is the case of your cat, keep reading this post.

Hair loss in cats can be due to natural causes (shedding) or pathological (allergies, stress, inadequate nutrition, etc.). If you want to know what is the case of your cat, keep reading this post.

As we have said, cats shed their fur to adapt it to environmental thermal conditions.  Therefore, in indoor domestic cats (those who live indoors, without access to a garden), shedding may be attenuated because the temperature contrasts between seasons are smaller. Our heaters and air conditioners temper the environment.  The shedding process in cats is especially noticeable in some breeds of cats with thick, dense coats, although short-haired cats also shed their coats.

In addition to natural shedding, cats can suffer from hair loss associated with pathological causes. Cats are very sensitive to changes in their environment, as well as to noise and environmental threats. Stress is one of the main causes of cat hair loss.  As the Cat Platform explains, almost all triggers that can cause stress in a cat are environmental in origin. These triggers can cause a behavioral change in the cat, but they can also affect its health.      The most common stressors for cats are those that seem to threaten their resources: the threat of another cat getting into the litter tray, a newborn baby, the arrival of a dog in the house, or even workmen doing construction work in the home. Intense environmental noises, such as those caused by street pavement work, etc., can also stress a cat.  Stress in cats, as in people, affects the cat’s immune system and can leave it much more exposed to disease.  Hair loss in cats can be a clear symptom of stress.  2- Inadequate nutrition 99% of the hair is made up of protein. Therefore, here we have an interesting fact:

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