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  1. Hanksmom

    New kitten introduction advice

    Hello Sphynx Lair! I will be picking up my new kitten, Wendy, in a couple weeks and am looking on advice on properly introducing her to my 2 yr old male, Hank. Hank is super friendly and affectionate so I have high hopes he will enjoy a sibling. I’ve read it’s best to keep the cats separated...
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    Seeking sibling in MA

    Thank you for the support @Yoda mom! Hoping my adoption dreams come true soon
  3. Hanksmom

    Seeking sibling in MA

    Hello Sphynxlair! I am seeking to adopt a sibling for my 2 year old neutered male elf, Hank. He is the most loving, affectionate, sweet man and is always full of playful energy. I know he would be so much happier with a playmate and I don’t want to deny him any longer! Plus, I have lots more...
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    Good vet in Boston area?

    Hi everyone, I’m wondering if anyone can recommend a vet in the greater Boston area with some sphynx experience. My current vet just isn’t as knowledgeable with the breed as I would like… I feel like I’m schooling him every visit! Specifically, my baby is having some problem with his teeth...
  5. Hanksmom

    Cleaning tips for elf’s

    What brand drops did your vet give you? Sounds like something I should have on hand
  6. Hanksmom

    Define the yeast smell

    I feed him Royal Canin Kitten hard food and the same brand wet kitten food. He is doing very well on this brand!
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    Extra dirty sphynx i think

    Do you have houseplants? My baby was digging (and peeing ) in a large potted plant I have. Took me weeks to figure out why he was so dirty so shortly after bath time.
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    Define the yeast smell

    My Hank had similar looking spots when I picked him up at 12 weeks old. I never figured out what it was but it cleared up in its own after a matter of months and has not returned. Only changes I made were I switched from burts bees cat shampoo to Hylyt and stopped giving him treats or different...
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    Cleaning tips for elf’s

    Awww they’re both so sweet! Your elf looks a lot like my Hank did at that age! A great tip I got early on was to buy the pointer cosmetic q-tips, better for smooshed elf ears. I wait until my boy is napping and clean his ears then. I also warm the wet q-tips in my hand before sticking them in...
  10. Hanksmom

    Elfs and ear infections

    Do you flush your girls ears every night or just clean with a cotton tip? thank you for the response!!
  11. Hanksmom

    Elfs and ear infections

    Hi everyone, My elf boy Hank was sent home from his checkup yesterday with antibiotic ointment (Animax) for his ears due to an overgrowth of yeast. This is his second low-grade ear infection and he's only 5.5 months old. The vet (second vet that has told me this since we recently switched) said...
  12. Hanksmom

    Dark spots on skin

    @Yoda mom I haven’t been putting any clothes on him but I did change his shampoo from burts bees cat to hylyt about 3 weeks ago. Maybe I should go back to burts bees? I also changed his wet food from friskies (breeder recommended) to science diet kitten. Friskies gave him terrible gas. And for...
  13. Hanksmom

    Dark spots on skin

    Hi everyone, My Hank has developed patchy skin over the past week and I have no idea what is causing it. The spots are brownish looking and not raised or anything, they don’t seem to bother Hank But it looks terrible. He also has some small goose-bump looking things all over him. Does anyone...
  14. Hanksmom

    My Kitten Is Sucking on my Neck

    My 5 month old Hank has been doing this since I got him at 3 months old! I have a fleece type blanket (see pic) I was able to distract him with by covering my neck/chest with it. He sucked on the blanket instead, and whenever he found his way to my skin I would gently pull his face away from...
  15. Hanksmom

    Bumps/blackheads on tail

    Hi everyone, My Hank is almost 4 months old now and my first sphynx. Since I picked him up a few weeks ago, I’ve noticed his tail has been rough and has quite a few blackheads. I’ve heard about “stud tail” but I believe he is to young for this? I have bathed him once, and applied a bit of...
  16. Hanksmom

    Meet Hanky

    Thank you for the input!
  17. Hanksmom

    Meet Hanky

    Thank you! Yes, aw I'm so happy to be in the elf mom club!
  18. Hanksmom

    Meet Hanky

    Thank you! :) The drops are Tresaderm, twice a day for 7 days. He isn't showing any signs of discomfort thankfully
  19. Hanksmom

    Meet Hanky

    I just picked up my first baby, Hank a few days ago and absolutely love him! He has the sweetest disposition and is so well behaved (for a kitten lol). At his vet appointment yesterday I was told he has narrow ear canals that will likely be prone to infection. He was sent home with antibiotic...
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