People often ask me what type of food and litter I recommend for Sphynx cats. In my opinion, it all comes down to personal preference and what works best for each individual cat. Over the years we have experimented with lots of food and litter and now have our “go-to” brands that we use exclusively. I have compiled a list of our favorite brands along with the pictures and information on where to find these products. I hope this is helpful! 🙂
Nutro Natural Choice (Grain Free) Duck and Potato
This is our favorite kibble for the cattery. We purchase it at PetSmart, but most pet stores carry it. We feed it to our adults and kittens.
Grain free products seem to work best (in our experience) with Sphynx.
Nature’s Variety Instinct (Grain Free) Chicken
This is a great canned food. Nature’s Variety offers several flavors but the one my cats seem to love the most is chicken. We have tried rabbit, duck, lamb, beef and turkey. Chicken is best for our cattery. We feed this to our cats and kittens (after 10 weeks old).
Freshpet Vital (Grain Free) Chicken and Ocean Whitefish
This food can be purchased at PetSmart as well as some grocery stores and select Walmarts. (It is found in the refrigerated section in the pet department.)
Freshpet is good for picky eaters and cats that need to gain weight. It is not raw, it is cooked food and once the package is opened, its good for about a week. Cats will eat it alone or mixed in with canned food.
Blue Buffalo Naturally Fresh Walnut Litter Multi-Cat
There are advantages and disadvantages to using walnut litter. For the kittens it is a great “training” litter. It is non-toxic and will not harm the kittens should they decide to taste it. The litter does not produce a lot of dust which is nice, but it does not have a lot of odor control (in my experience). Once the kittens are older, and for my adult cats, I generally mix this litter with Fresh Step, to help with odor control. The walnut litter helps keep the dust down. I recommend this type of litter for allergy sufferers due to the low litter dust.