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Hairless Cat Obsessed With Baths

Hairless Cat Obsessed With Baths

Hairless Cat Obsessed With Baths

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If you’re looking for something funny to look at today, you’ve come to the right place!  Am I the only one that just gets a kick out of hairless cats?  I can’t help but be amused by them.  I also have to admit, I find myself wondering what the appeal is in owning one, so I did some research.  Hairless cats are otherwise known as Sphynx cats.  They were developed through selective breeding in Canada in the 1960s.

Although thought to have no hair at all, Sphynx cats actually have a peach fuzz-like coat you can barely see.

Because they don’t have a traditional coat, they remain 4 degrees warmer at all times than other breeds.  Great cuddle partners!  They also eat 2 to 2.5 times more food than the average cat in order to maintain their body heat.  Expensive cuddle partners!  It’s very important you don’t let them outside because they can sunburn extremely easily.

Hairless cats need to be bathed once a week or they will smell and this one has no problem following that rule. She loves the bath!

The owner is taking a bath with the cat and I’m wondering if that’s voluntarily or not.  But how can you help it if you’re just chillin’ and the cat jumps in?!  I guess the cat’s a clean bath buddy if she’s definitely bathing once a week?  Still, I think I’d prefer my own bath water…thank you very much.

Despite rumors to the contrary, hairless cats are not hypoallergenic.  They still produce the protein in cat saliva and secretion that cause your eyes to swell and nose to get stuffy.  So be careful and still pop that Claritin if you’re gonna be around a Sphynx cat!  Just because there’s no hair, doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.

They sure will be interesting to look at though!