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    Blue bumps on skin?

    We feed them (we have 4 cats - just one Sphynx) Wellness CORE Indoor dry food. We actually tried changing foods recently, back to what we previously fed them, thinking that perhaps the food could be a reason for the pigment change because it's the main thing that has changed in the past year...
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    Blue bumps on skin?

    At this point, things are the same. After being reminded of and reading up on follicular cysts, I'm pretty sure that's what she's got going on based on her history with them. The cyst is definitely skin-related and not attached to anything on the inside. Most of what I've read has noted that...
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    Blue bumps on skin?

    We've always had them removed, so I'm not sure if they disappear on their own. She's had a couple elsewhere - one closer to her jaw, and perhaps one on her back... she's had a few lumps and bumps that you could just see under her skin but didn't have a pigment. Never been any issue with...
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    Blue bumps on skin?

    So, I've got this little stinker who has been with us for a few years now. She's had a couple of bumps/lumps that we've had removed over the years, all of which have turned out to be totally safe/benign. She never showed any signs of being sick or anything like that, so removing them and...
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    DIY Face Scratcher

    My Sphynx loves rubbing her face on things. On ALL THE THINGS. I've been looking at getting something for her to actively rub her face on, something like this...
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    Dirty Butt

    ozziecat - it wasn't anything to do with the consistency of her stool at all, which has always been normal. It didn't just wipe off, it was more of something that needed to be washed and scrubbed at, not something that could just wipe off. In any event, I left it alone for a couple of days...
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    What's your sphynx quirkiest habit?

    Ripley has a weird one - she scratches at things often, sort of. She'll jump up on your lap and scratch at your leg like it's a scratching post. The thing is, she doesn't really user her claws at all. You can feel them, but she's not trying to scratch or grab anything, just kind of running...
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    Dirty Butt

    So, I spoke with the vet just now. They said that it's hard to tell what it is without seeing it in person, but to try wiping it with a warm washcloth to clean the area. They said that if it comes back or worsens, or begins to bother her, then I should bring her to the vet when we get home in...
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    Dirty Butt

    Nope, I've checked the litter box in there and everything is solid - no messes. I'll give the vet a call and see what they think and report back. Thanks!
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    Dirty Butt

    I don't think it's just a pigmentation thing, since it does wash off eventually. I have tried using coconut oil on the area, but it doesn't seem to be doing much... maybe that's because when I put it there, she just licks it off immediately. She loves coconut oil, haha I am visiting my...
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    Dirty Butt

    I don't think it's caused by anything I'm using to clean her because nothing there has changed at all. I'm not exactly sure what it is - at first I thought it was poop and she just had a dirty butt. It doesn't come off easily with a baby wipe, though - the baby wipe gets a little dirty, but...
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    Dirty Butt

    Having a little issue with Ripley at the moment, picture attached. Her butt, though mostly the area around it, is brown and dirty. She had a bath on Saturday and this didn't start until Monday. We washed it a bit on Monday (as best I could while she squirmed like crazy, and trying not to...
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    Spay Recovery Time

    Just to update, she seems to be back to her (almost) regular self. She still has some trouble with the cone - she tends to back up instead of just turning around, and noises from afar are startling her more than they used to, which I think is because she can't turn her head around all the way...
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    Eye Goop (Brownish)

    Ah, it's good to know I'm not alone! Do you do anything special for the cat with the extra discharge, or just make sure to clean the eyes when you see it? It doesn't seem like it bothers her at all and her eye isn't red or anything, so I don't think it's causing any discomfort, which is a...
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    Eye Goop (Brownish)

    Another thread about the new little turkey I have over here. Her right eye waters a bit - it's not constant, but enough to wear I probably wipe it three or four times a day. It's usually just clear, but sometimes she gets some goop in the corner of/around her eye. She just woke up from a nap...
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