Donskoys are generally considered to be healthy cats; although, it’s important to schedule regular wellness visits with your cat’s vet.
Possible health problems include:
- Skin problems
- Sensitivity to temperature extremes
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
Because your cat has a higher body temperature than most cats have, you’ll notice they eat more.
To maintain their body temperature during the winter, your Donskoy will need more food than usual. Intake should return to normal once winter has ended.
‘Keep the eyes and ears clean.’
**Choose a good attentive vet.**
- HEART DISEASE IS ALMOST UNHEARD OF IN THIS BREED.
Will I be allergic to a Donskoy cat if I am allergic to other breeds?
The best hypoallergenic cat breed is the Donskoy because of its hairlessness.
Technically speaking it is impossible to get a 100 per cent hypoallergenic cat however there are breeds of cats who produce less of these common allergens. Before falling head over heels with a cat try visiting a cat of the same breed to see if your allergies flare up.
Note it isn’t cats fur but the saliva that cats use to groom themselves that is the allergen, because Donskoys have no fur there is nowhere for the saliva to get trapped. Also the fact that they are bathed regularly is a big plus.
DO NOT let any cat outside. But especially a DONSKOY, firstly it is susceptible to the weather, secondly it can be taken, thirdly it can be injured or worse.
Nothing good comes from letting cats outside!
A Donskoy is a very new breed. It has very few health concerns. Please shop for a veterinary who is willing to do some research into your new family member. Please remind your vet that a Donskoy is not a Sphynx! They are different.