Sphynx cats have ears that are quite different from other types of cats. The main differences are that the Sphynx cat’s ears are very large and they are almost completely hairless. These two factors mean that oil, wax and dirt tend to build up in the Sphynx’s ears which can create serious health problems, such as infections, ear mites, discomfort and deafness. This is why it’s extremely important that you clean your Sphynx’s ears on a regular basis. You should clean your Sphynx’s Cat Ears at least once a week, generally in conjunction with its regular bath time.
How to clean Sphynx’s ears?
When it comes to cleaning your Sphynx’s ears, there are a few supplies that you will need. They are:
- Cat ear cleaner. You can get this from your vet or a pet store.
- Cotton balls or disposable cloth towels
- Cotton buds (Q-tips)
1. Apply the ear cleaner
2. Use a clean cloth towel to wipe out all the excess grime and ear cleaner.
You may find that your Sphynx cat’s ear starts twitching or that he/she is persistently trying to scratch at the ear while you are cleaning it. If this happens it’s probably just a minor itch or irritation. Do not worry! Have a break for a moment and let your Sphynx have a bit of a scratch. You can then resume with the ear cleaning when he or she is more relaxed.