Products I use and recommend
FOOD / FEEDING
I feed my cats and kittens only quality dry and wet food. Supermarket brands are usually not very high in nutrition.
Check the ingredients, the first few ingredients should be the meat content. No grains and no fillers are good.
Also cats are true carnivores, unlike dogs they don’t need fruits and vegetables.
If you would like to go raw feeding raw meow is a great way to go
Any baby shampoo that is gentle, organic with no soap. (from baby isle at the chemist or supermarket). They are always bringing new ones out.
I use this product from USA. It needs to be ordered online but it’s great and made for nudie cats. NudieNaturals.com shampoo and conditioner.
Wiping down your Donskoy cat is a great alternative for those cats and owners that are a bit nervous giving and taking bathes.
There are some great wipes on the market these days, however, my favourites are these……
Yes I get them from the US, but they are worth it until I find something similar here in Australia. These wipes are truly thick and truely grab that dirt and oils.
**Use natural Kitty Litter.
You can choose your own litter but always keep it natural, sometimes cats ingest the litter while grooming. Try and stay away from crystals.
CHANDLER is good for those kittys that have sensitive paws. Not all cats like the chunckyness of the pallets.
CHANDLER Soft Natural Kitten Litter
KITTER WOOD PALLETS natural wood pallets or OZ PET wood pallets.
** it is a good idea to use a litter mat as well. I like these as they trap the litter and help keep the surrounds clean. Note the bigger the better.
I don’t flee my cats. If they get flees it will be very obvious as they have no fur. So don’t bother unless they need it.
The ears get really grubby. I don’t exaggerate…. They don’t have hair to keep gunk out of them. Get yourself some ear wipes and some baby cotton buds and be prepared to clean them well every week.
Eyes: Must be kept clean. (I clean them daily as babies) . If discharge occurs take Kitten to the veterinary. Since a Donskoy does not have any eyelashes they get particles (like from their litter, carpet /rugs & woolen jumpers) and dust in their eyes, this can irritate and cause infections.
Don’t forget the necessities…..
a warm bed (something that you can wash will be great),
Dreamaker Luxurious Double-Sided Electric Heated Fleece, Throw, Rug, Snuggle Blanket with Double Overheat Protection | Super Soft, Lightweight, Washable, Adjustable 9 Heat Settings with LED Display, Auto Off, Detachable Controller | 160X120cm
ear cleaning wipes
A litter tray (the tray needs to be large enough for an adult cat to be able to turn around in it)
scratchers (it is important to have scratchers, cats need to scratch to keep their claws sharp, exercise and stretch their muscles and mark their territory).
Clothes: not all cats like wearing clothes. You can get some really nice stuff on ETSY, but if you just want basic good clothes I recommend this lady, she has a facebook page @stitchedbycherylbetts.
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.