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allergies

  1. Fbtreanor

    Chewing end of tail and dark freckle like spots. Allergy?!

    Hi all! This is my first post here! I have been stalking it since before I became a Sphynx mommy in September 2018. My 6mo blue kitty has developed these dark grey, non-raised spots on the neck, back and sides. Simultaneously she has started to chew the end of her tail for quite a bit of time...
  2. D

    Allergic to cats - looking to meet a Sphynx in SF Bay Area

    Hi there, I am allergic to cats and interested in getting my first sphynx! I have read all of the related forums about having a sphynx with allergies and it seems that spending time with sphynx cats is the best thing predictor as to whether my allergies will be manageable with a sphynx. I...
  3. kaylachristine

    Pseudoscience allergy testing??

    I came back from the vet today and was let down by the experience. Last week I took Violet in and they did blood work that showed she either had a parasite or allergies. Stool sample showed no parasite, so my vet said she was allergic to something probably in her diet and maybe that was causing...
  4. Isaly

    Help!! I have severe allergies

    I was never allergic to cats before l. I lived with one just couple months ago, for a few years. I just got my sphynx two days ago and amongst sneezing constantly my eyes are itchy watery and one gets so bad I cant open it in the morning my eyes are swollen as well.went to the eye doctor just in...
  5. kirasmom

    Eye infection? Need advice!

    What used to be the occasional eye booger seems to have increased for our girl recently. I am now cleaning out discharge from her eyes at least twice a day... and initially I thought maybe just allergies were getting to her, but the discharge has gotten less "black" as it dries (which I think is...
  6. C

    Black spots! Help!

    so I got my Eddie about a week and a half ago, and he appeared to have a respitory infection pretty badly.. sneezing up boogers all day and wheezing. His skin was very clear when I first got him. I had him seen by the vet and they decided to give him doxycycline for his infection. He has been on...
  7. L

    Possible ringworm? Pictures include

    hi! We just rescued our sweet Betti. I bathed her in the same soap the lady before did and within an hour a patch popped up. Figured it was a dry patch, I put aquaphor on it and it made it worse and bubble almost. Lady told me hydrogen perxiode, which worked and heeled the first spot. Then two...
  8. crypto

    All Teeth Extraction?

    Okay so this is going to be kind of a long one. I got my baby, Crypto, about a year ago from a dude who had about 2-3 sphynx cats in order to breed them. I was told he was probably about 3 years old when I got him. About a week or two after I got him home, I noticed he was missing one of his...
  9. BusterTheCat

    Recurring Skin Rash (Possible Allergies)

    Hello. So Buster has always had very good skin and never experienced any allergies. Earlier this month, we brought Buster to the vet because he had bad breath. Two days later, I noticed this rash on his body: I was concerned it may have been because I was using the heated blanket that night...
  10. themodifieddoll

    Allergies?

    Woke up this morning to massive bumps absolutely everywhere on my kitten and I'm wondering if these are insect bites, or food allergy related or if anyone has seen anything like this before They just look miserable and want to do something to make them go away
  11. LarissaF

    Rash

    My 7 month old recently developed a rash on his front legs. He is also scratching his face to the point that he gets a scab. There is no rash on his tummy or back, only on his front lower legs. We recently got a diff type (mulit-cat, we used to get reg formula) of the same brand litter. I...
  12. tarallelogram

    Aloe in shampoos safe?

    I've read that aloe is toxic to cats, obviously if eaten, but what about if applied? I see many cat shampoo products boasting aloe, but I'd be concerned about them licking themselves after. Is this a real concern, or as long as it's rinsed properly, it's fine?
  13. Shontae

    Cat Allergies or Something More?

    Do my kitten I just got, Pavlov, seems to always be squinting and closing his eyes, and they're always goofy with brown stuff. He also always sounds like he has allergies sniffling and sometimes coughing. He'said also very lethargic, but will get hyper when hes playing. Should I take him in? Is...
  14. Darina

    red spots / need help

    hello everybody! I have a question about red spots my sphynx kitten has on his skin. They are different size and swelled (especially on his head). They seem a little itchy. These disappear (or get smaller) in 3-4 days and new ones appear again soon. I took him to the vet and he said it is a...
  15. LeoOllie

    Allergies

    This is going to sound very strange but I believe that my naked kitties are allergic to cats with hair. Three weeks ago we took in a 4 month old stray that was outside my house. He had an upper respiratory infection. We kept him isolated to one room of our home until a week ago. After getting...
  16. Hairless Blessing

    Update on Izmae's allergies journey

    We are almost at the end of the 2nd vial of the 3 that was in the starter kit. When, she gets the 3rd vial taken, it will be, one shot every 30 days. But, she is doing excellent, like nothing has ever been wrong. The Prescription Food, is great for her, she, likes it. I'm so glad I had the...
  17. Ortie and Kheru

    Tummy and Tail Troubles

    Hello everyone! My Ortensia is a 3 y.o. female (spayed) sphynx beauty who has had a couple issues that I have been battling since I've had her (at 14 weeks). Problem #1: Ortie has chronic loose stools. When I first got her as a kitten, I put her on grain free blue buffalo kitten food and she...
  18. Hairless Blessing

    Izmae's allergies journey

    I think this will help a lot of people, who, is trying, everything else. About a year ago, Izmae started throwing up some off and on. I didn't think much of it. She started, throwing up more. I thought it was a allergy to Chicken. I changed her to a new food. She started doing alright. Then...
  19. J

    My little bumpy sphynx, any ideas?

    Our sphynx keeps getting a bumpy rash under his armpits, legs, back of the neck and sometimes on his ankles and face, sometimes it's just bumpy, sometimes the bumps look red, and when parts of it start to heal it turns to little dark grey spots. At the moment, there's a bit of everything! :( We...
  20. Nicolemorgan

    Gatsby & Loki Vet Visit For Allergies

    Loki & Gatsby had their muscle testing done for allergies today at the vet. We decided to do this again as Loki was allergic to many kibbles, treats, and commercial raw foods the last time we did this test, which was about a year ago now. He has lots of issues with foods, so it’s important to us...
  21. Liliana Marques

    My sphynx has rashes, please help! :(

    Hi! My boy Tobias has rashes every now and then. They come and go and are very intensive for about one hour. The doctors have not figured out what it could be and we can´t seem to associate the rashes to the food he eats. He has had 2 shots of cortisone which help, however it is only temporary...
  22. Umephere

    Worried about my kitty

    Hi! I have had my kitten Umephere, Umie for short, since August. I've been around sphynxes since I was 10, and she is having some issues I have never seen before this consistently and this badly. She was really, really small, like 3 pounds at 4 months old and would eat like a rabbid animal. (she...
  23. Sarahstar66

    Dealing with pet allergies?

    I have read on countless threads and websites that Sphynx are in no way hypoallergenic. But at the same time, most people also mention that their Sphynx bothers them/their loved ones less than coated cats. I have had a numerous list of allergies since I was younger. Including being severely...
  24. bittirsweet

    allergies/staph?

    Hey guys, I've got a long post, sorry. I deleted my original one (argh!) so I'm going to try again in less words. There's a lot going on with my kitty and I'm pretty worried about him. I've been having issues with my eldest, Raz, for awhile now. - irritation - oily skin - conjunctivitis in...
  25. Ira

    Skin condition?

    Hello! : ) I've been following this forum for a while but finally decided to join, especially since my boy has something going on with his skin. Vets around here don't have much knowledge about sphynxes, so maybe you can offer your opinions before I'll visit the vet. First of all, he has these...
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