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  1. H

    Reducing Skin Scarring

    Hi Everyone! My bambino kitten Kovu has been having issues with allergies. He would get really bad rashes and pimples that would eventually bleed, scab, and scar. We have the allergy under control now, thankfully. However, he has been left with pretty bad scarring. His cheeks that were once...
  2. 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...
  3. demyan

    Skin allergy or infection? Uticaria pigmentosa?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has seen anything like this on their Sphynx before. It started 3 days ago as just a few red hives that seemed to rapidly spread and is still spreading. However the hives aren’t very raised anymore and it mostly feels very dry and flakey. Henry doesn’t seem...
  4. R

    Yeast Spots?

    Hello. New to site. My kitten developed red spots that looked like ringworm. Vet wasn't sure if that or staph infection. He has been treated with clavamox orally for 10 days & bathing with blue Dawn dish soap then applying an antifungal cream for almost 3 weeks. The spots have turned brown but...
  5. humungbean

    Scabby Rash On Chest & Armpits - Help!

    Hi! I’m a little lost and need some help. When my cat was little, I used to bathe her every few days with unscented hypoallergenic pet shampoo and then rub her down in coconut oil and all of that. She’s had rashes in her armpits and on her chest since as long as I can remember. I went to the vet...
  6. Ty Blaze

    PLEASE Help - Skin problem, anyone recognize this?

    hey guys! I just adopted my second little girl who seems to be giving me more problems than I could’ve imagined. My first sphynx (whom I got 2 years ago) has had no issues in health. I adopted Jasmine 4 weeks ago (she just turned 1) and seems to have a rash that nobody can figure out. She...
  7. Maddie

    Allergy and Eating Speed

    Hi! Just curious if anyone else has seen this... Any of you that have a baby with allergies saw them eat uncontrollably before you controlled the allergy?? Backstory: Astrid has always eaten everything in sight, and started to develop a rash... Now the vet suggested crap food and put her off of...
  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. M

    How big is the chance that mom won't have an allergic reaction?

    My mom is allergic to cats, but I finally convinced her that we can get a Sphynx. If we visit a cat shelter with sphynxes, I'm worried she'd react way too hard since there are way more than just one cat there, and say there's no way we can have one. If I got a sphynx home, I would bathe it each...
  10. C

    Neck & Head Scatching - sores

    My sphynx is almost a year old and have been trying to figure out whats going on for a year now! He scratches his neck and head and constantly has sores that he will scratch till they bleed. The vet checked him for ear mites or ear infections and came back negative. Ive tried multiple types of...
  11. 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...
  12. Bwitsnudeybabes

    Sphynx with irritated itchy chest.

    Hello friends! I've been on this site A LOT, searching for an answer or advice for anything related to my two sphynx babies. This is my first post though, so hello! My sphynx male Benedict has had a dark and itchy chest for some time now. I do notice that there are times it looks more...
  13. Alyx Jacobs

    Rash on my kitties "undercarriage" :/

    Hi all! I just adopted a little fur(less) baby, just got her home yesterday! We named her Ripley, as she is our new little alien and is quite the face hugger. Ripley seems to have a rash on her butt, tummy, "forearms" and paws. All of the places that touch her new litter. I've asked the...
  14. Chaz Smith

    Fish?

    Hi! I'm new to this forum but have had my little sphynx for over a year now. He's a bit skinny so we're looking at maybe changing his food, however we've always been told by both the breeder and some places on the internet that sphynx were severely allergic to fish and can't have fish oil...
  15. Fher

    Found little bumps what could it be?

    Hi everyone! Soo...Im always checking on my baby Oscar..he's a spoiled lil brat! But.. we love him soo ..soo ..much. He's about 4 months now..Today while he had he's 326th nap of the day I found some bumps around his eyebrows.. (took pics not the best sorry) what could it be? Food or soap...
  16. stewardyhoward

    Anus seems red

    Hey everyone my little howard had really dry flaky skin around his eyes for some weeks, it felt dampish. Due to this i changed his food - only without grain (i totally know that it's not good in any cat food, but they just like this brand and i really have problems to change them to all...
  17. Joierenee

    Peterbald and Skin Allergies

    I recently adopted a pedigree peterbald from the shelter where it was very dirty. They said her legs are lumpy with these little white head lumps but that's how she always will be. I believed them and took her home. When I took her to the vet, he told me he had two Sphinx cats at home and had...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Cberube

    My cats skin

    Hello, My boy sphynxs skin has been bumpy and raw looking. I rehomed him and I've had him for about a month the previous lady used dawn dish soap for his baths. I have given him two baths with dawn and switched to baby Magic Johnson soap. Now by his ear is super raw and bumpy looking. When I...
  21. Rox

    How can I keep my beloved PaulCat and darling (yet allergic) boyfriend?

    My partner and I are considering moving in together but there is one major hiccup in these plans; he's allergic to my cat. Because it has to do with an enzyme in the saliva it's almost worse that there's no fur involved. How can I have the best of both worlds?; keeping my commitment to both of...
  22. bisingular

    Rash on head and neck

    Hello everyone, I’m a fairly new sphynx owner, but not a new cat owner. In about the last week my 10mo sphynx Cynder has developed a rash on the top of her head and back of her neck. It’s tiny bumps that are her skin colour and sometimes pink. There are some on her head that are a bit scabby...
  23. ElinOline

    Bumps

    Hello! My sphynx Mika has gotten a rash, or more like bumps under her "armpits" and stomach. I have been to the vet with her and she thought it was some kind of allergy. She is her normal self, playful, eating normal. No diarrhea either, just bumps on her skin. So I am wondering if someone has...
  24. Dallassummer

    Raw Eyelid

    Simba's eye is taking another beating, third time this year. This time it looks weird. I don't know what's wrong with his poor eyes but every few months they inflame and swell. I attached pictures of what it looks like today. Last time he started sneezing and his eye swelled like the last time...
  25. ElinOline

    Yeast and bacterial infection

    Hey! As I miss seeing pictures of different skin issues, or I am very bad at searching when I'm curious about something. I just want to share this picture with you of Mika. We brought her to the vet today as she had developed a miscouloring or rash on her chin. The vet took a skinsample and...
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