… And Weekly Baths
Because hairless cats are prone to having oily skin, they require weekly baths in addition to daily spot cleaning.
“These kitties need more regular bathing than cats with hair to help gently remove the excess oils,” says Paolillo. “They are a wash-and-go breed of cat, which makes it easy for owners to do at home in their sink or bath tub.”
Paolillo says that new hairless cat owners should start their cat’s bath routine as young as a few months of age.
“After the bath, wrap them up in warm towels to dry. Nails should be trimmed every few weeks depending on how quickly they grow to protect their skin,” she adds.
When washing a hairless cat, owners should use only hypoallergenic, pet-and-veterinarian approved shampoos.
“There are many pet shampoo companies that make hypoallergenic shampoos,” says Paolillo. “Look for ones with little to no fragrance. The general rule of thumb for hairless cats is treat them as you would a woman’s face.”