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For inquiries, please email  Sphynxlady@aol.com  Text or call 519-791-7922

My name is Susan M. and I am a holistic animal practitioner.  I am a true Canadian Sphynx cattery priding myself of having beautiful, well adjusted, friendly Sphynx kittens.  I have been breeding Sphynx cats for 21 years, longer than anyone in the business today.    I stand behind the health and temperament of all my  kittens.  All adult cats are scanned.  All kittens are guaranteed for congenital health and temperament.  I will give you a lifetime of support for your kitten.  I am available to answer questions and give advice 24 hours a day.  No email or phone call will go unanswered.    I do my very best to insure you have a perfect little pet.  My kittens are raised on a raw diet.  Cats are obligate carnivores and do not require grains in their food.  Before a kitten goes to a new home it is weaned onto a holistic grade of dry food.  HCM is of great concern to many breeders today.  If a kitten is diagnosed with HCM, adult cats are altered and placed as pets in an effort by all breeders to rid this terrible disease from our lines.  It is imperative that breeders scan their cats.   All of my kittens are guaranteed against HCM for a period of 3 years.  The kitten will be replaced with a kitten from a different line, no questions asked.  (The cost of spay/neuter and vaccinations is the responsibility of the kitten owner when a kitten is replaced..)  As responsible breeders we are trying to rid this disease from our beautiful Sphynx cats.  So please make sure your breeder scans.

Home of Qt Patootie, Best of Breed, Grand Champion, National Winner
(Thank you Carol, Russell and David)

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 holistic 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 Needs

  •  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 and Rabbits

  •  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 and Bodywork

  •  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 receive.     

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 we enforce.

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 cat.

RAW DIET FOR SPHYNX CATS AND KITTENS

Please feel free to contact me with questions at sphynxlady@aol.com

2 kg [4.4 pounds] raw muscle chicken meat with bones (chicken thighs and drumsticks)

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

 

1. Grind the chicken with skin and bones.

2. Grind the raw liver, any skin, raw meaty bones, and raw heart.

3. Add 1 cup of water, oat bran, salmon oil, vitamin E and vitamin B to the raw mixture and mix together well.

4.  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.

sphynxlady@aol.com


 

 

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 then meat.

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 Foods

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 its breed. 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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