I have been breeding cats since 1991 and devoted much time
and attention to the healthy development of the Sphynx breed. I started
breeding Devon Rex cats in the early 1990's and after many cat shows, fell in
love with the Sphynx cat, which at the time was a cat in miscellaneous class.
I was one of the first Sphynx catteries in Canada and devoted much time and
attention to getting the Sphynx cat recognized in CFA. I also showed in
miscellaneous class for years to help judges with the Sphynx standard.
I am a graduate from GCNM and have accreditation with two naturopathic
organizations. I have
information available. I am trained in the following:
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Common Animal Ailments and Toxicity
The Influence of Nutrition on Animal Behavior
Canine and Feline Dietary Guidelines and Water
Satisfying Less Common Companion Animalsí Dietary
Essentials of Holistic Cooking: Sanitation,
Preparation, and Legal Practices
Nutritionally Balanced Cuisine for Canines
Nutritionally Balanced Cuisine for Felines
Nutritionally Balanced Cuisine for Birds
Nutritionally Balanced Cuisine for Horses and Pigs
Nutritionally Balanced Cuisine for Selected Rodents
Holistic Health and Veterinary Medicine
Alternative Therapies for Animals Utilizing Energy
Alternative Therapies for Animals Utilizing Flowers,
Grass, Bark, or Herbs
Alternative Therapies for Animals Utilizing Nutrition
Alternative Therapies for Animals Utilizing the
Principle of Resonance
I only have a few kittens
a year and they are all hand raised. I am retired and my
6 grandchildren are in my home regularly playing with the kittens. I also
have a Chinese Crested dog named Fonzie who enjoys the company of the kittens
and will run and play with them regularly. Socialization is very important
for a kitten and future health depends on it.
My cattery has been inspected by local authorities and have
been given an "A" for our quality and care that all our cats and kittens
A cattery's environment has a profound effect of the future health, personality
and temperament of a kitten. And a new pet is a long term commitment.
We therefore encourage you to visit our
cattery at any time so that you can personally observe the high standards that
If it is not possible to visit us due to your geographical location, we will be
happy to answer any questions
you may have about our cattery.
My kittens are with human companionship from the day they are born, litter boxes are changed several times a day and
we are meticulous about water and food dishes.
Our kittens are well socialized: they are handled constantly and run the house
freely. Friends and visitors are encouraged to handle and play with them.
This is very important for the proper development of a kitten's personality.
Our kittens are bathed, their ears cleaned and nails clipped on a regular basis
from a very young age. We do this so that they are accustomed to these
practices when they go to their new homes.
Sphynx cats are rare and we normally have
a waiting list for our kittens. Pricing is standard, we do not charge more for
eye colour etc. Usually, we make our kittens available between 12 and
16 weeks of age. After 12 weeks, our kittens have had their inoculations, are
litter trained and have developed the physical and social
stability needed for a new environment. At 12 weeks they have also developed
their personality and social skills and their immune system has had time to
mature. All of our kittens are spayed/neutered before
going to their new homes.
Keeping such a rare treasure indoors, neutering or spaying and providing
acceptable surfaces (e.g. scratching posts) for the natural behaviour of
scratching (CFA disapproves of declawing or tendonectomy surgery) are essential
elements for maintaining the long, healthy and joyful life of your Sphynx
RAW DIET FOR SPHYNX CATS AND KITTENS
Please feel free to contact me with questions at
2 kg [4.4 pounds] raw muscle chicken meat with bones (chicken thighs and
400 grams [14 oz] raw heart (try to use chicken hearts) You may substitute
kidney if heart is not available.
200 grams [7 oz] raw liver (try to find chicken livers, if they are unavailable,
you can use calves liver)
8 oz [1 cup] water
4 oz oat bran
4000 mg salmon oil
800 IU Vitamin E ("dry E" works well)
200 mg Vitamin B complex
Grind the chicken with skin and bones.
Grind the raw liver, any skin, raw meaty bones, and raw heart.
Add 1 cup of water, oat bran, salmon oil, vitamin E and vitamin B to the raw
mixture and mix together well.
Separate. Refrigerate or freeze. I normally refrigerate enough for 4 days and
freeze the rest in small containers.
I will design a
customized diet for your cat or dog based on several things such as breed,
activity, age and weight. If your cat or dog is suffering from an ailment
or undesirable behaviour, many times diet can help with this. Below is a
brief history of commercial foods and why your cat or dog should be on a natural
diet. My services will include a transition to a natural diet with recipes
you can make yourself.
Beginning in the 1970s, pet health declined significantly. Cancer,
hyperthyroidism, allergies, arthritis and kidney disease among many others
became much more common.
Similar to humans, all animals have an emotional state as well as a physical
one. Optimal health for any animal includes good mental health. If an animalís
mental state is unbalanced, the physical body will manifest symptoms physically.
A healthy, happy mind leads to a healthy, happy animal.
Until less than a hundred years ago, cats and dogs relied heavily on prey and
table scraps. Similar to commercial cat and dog foods, the commercial foods,
such as pellets and premixed feeds, for birds, rodents, horses, and pigs have
only recently been developed and manufactured. When commercial pet foods
flooded the markets and became widely
employed, the ill health of pets soon followed. A literature review suggests
that many veterinarians, particularly ones embracing a holistic approach,
believe that commercial food play a large role in the declining health of pets.
A common characteristic of all the companies above is the poor governmental
oversight in the United States for the food they produce. While the quality of
commercial pet food varies in
quality, the general problems associated
with commercial foods are artificial preservatives, questionable ingredients,
processing, aluminum toxicity, refinement, and labeling.
Any food product that makes its way into a bag or can to be sold off the
shelf must be preserved. Without preservatives the fats in the foods would
become rancid. When the fat becomes rancid, all the nutritional value of the
food is lost and poisonous toxins are created. While the chemical preservatives,
BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin, and sodium metabisulphite, are listed as safe for use in
pets foods, they are known to cause problems in pets.
Understanding pet-food labels is the key to helping one determine the quality
of the commercial food. While the ingredients of the food on the label are
listed in decreasing order of weight, this arrangement of ingredients does not
give a consumer a clear idea of the proportions of the ingredients. Meat is
going to be heavier than other ingredients, such as wheat, because it contains
significantly more water than the wheat. Therefore, meat would be listed before
wheat even though there could potentially be a great deal more wheat in the food
Nourishment for cats must be composed of a wide range of foods that contain
macronutrients and micronutrients. Each is a vital part of the felineís diet.
The nutritional and caloric requirements will vary according to their age,
weight, and activity levels. There are some commonplace developmental stages
that affect the macronutrient and micronutrient needs of the cat. Dietary
guidelines can also be affected by the temperature of the catís environment.
Raw versus Cooked
Raw foods are definitely more natural for animals. Before the domestication
of animals, all they ever ate were raw foods. However, over the thousands of
years since the domestication of particular animals not only has man been
cooking food and sharing it with them to varying degrees, but also the sources
of those natural raw foods from thousands of years ago are no longer as common.
Here are some examples of my diet.
Did you know that a cat is an obligate
carnivore. Yes, that is correct,
their diet should be mostly meat. The following pictures show the
preparation of a raw diet for an adult indoor cat.
Did you know that every dog should have its own specialized food according to