The sphynx is a robuste cat which does not have more health problems than any other cat “with hair”. To mitigate the absence of furr the sphynx eats a lot, with a thicker skin and a faster rate of heart beat. More over its skin heals more quickly than other cats !
However, there exists a genetic risk of disease, which impacts some breed such as the Devon Rex or the Maine Coon, which concerns also the Sphynx. One estimates at almost 35% the number of cats carrying this disease called Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Following is a short description on this desease.