So, I know some people are a little intimidated by the idea of bathing a Sphynx. For me personally it's not a big deal at all. I was a dog groomer for 2 years so being firm with an animal bathing it, and basically getting the job done is not difficult for me. But I know some people are not comfortable with the idea at all, it's like bathing an unruly baby sort of, but some of you probably haven't done that either...now I've alienated everyone! I remember interviewing a few people that felt like leading a dog upstairs into a bathtub if they weren't completely willing was cruel...If you're in control and your pet knows it they tend to feel safe and it makes it much easier. For example I clip all my kitties nails myself and they're usually purring at the end :)
coconut oil on the hard to clean spots prior to the bath, I usually forget to but it is helpful.
I rub her lil paws and push her claws out to try and loosen up the gunk that builds up in there, make sure all the soap is rinsed off, and then wrap her up in a towel.
By the time she has sat in hot water for 5-10 minutes she's pretty relaxed and ready to be bundled up in her blankie so I can get to work. Below you can see where the gunk(oils etc.) build up above their claws. q-tips work well and baby wipes. I clean all that stuff out, clip the nail as close to the quick as I can and then clean off her nails with a baby wipe. The middle photo is the desired finished result.
Tammy says," please get my eye booger mother". The "yuckiest" part is eye boogers and ears. Sphynx get very waxy ears(q-tip on the right), it takes me about 3 q-tips each ear to get them clean and then I will use a baby wipe on the outer area. The q-tip on the left is a little eye booger :x Between baths I clean the corners of her eyes with a bit of wet paper towel and clean her little booty with a baby wipe. I'm hoping as she gets older she will pay more attention to her booty herself :)
All clean and resting on warm laundry<3
I hope that demystified the idea of bathing a hairless cat. It's important to note that I got her from a reputable breeder who got her used to bathing before I ever met her and I've done this bathing routine frequently since I've had her so she's very used to it.
Today I got my packages from TheDestashSquid, tons of cute fabric still left! Just looking at my new num nums makes me want to run up to my studio and lock the door. Here I go!