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  1. Pawsofmayhem

    Skin issues

    I have a 5 yo rescued sphynx who I’m 90% sure was let outside consistently by the previous owner. When we got Freddy Krueger, he had severe yeast build up and very, very dry skin. This was 2 years ago. I am a veterinary technician, and have spent the last 2 years with many dermatologist visits...
  2. M

    Pink sphynx kitten looking brown around armpits and neck after being bathed

    Hello.. I am a new sphynx mummy and i am looking for some help. I recently bathed my sphynx with Johnston’s baby shampoo as she was looking a bit grimey. I applied some coconut oil before the bath too. She doesn’t like the bath much yet as she’s still only 13 weeks old. I used an exfoliating...
  3. AnneBosnjak

    Rook updates!!

    So I asked A question in the question forum awhile back about wipe downs for my kitten. After realizing that the reusable solution for the wipes I was Using had coconut in them I stopped using them and actually switched to the wipes in the photos below! I figured that if the wipes worked to take...
  4. AnneBosnjak

    Frequency recommended to bathe?

    Hello! I’ve gotten my hairless friend about half a month ago now. Naturally I’ve done research before getting her. Some say once a week bathing is sufficient and lately I’ve been seeing more and more people saying that a month or even 6 month bathing is recommended. Some people say to let the...
  5. Jennilouwho

    Bath time problems

    Hi guys! My little Bambino Kiwi HATES bath time! Last time he bit me so hard I bled for 2 days. I’ve tried getting in with him, toys in the tub and giving treats. Any suggestions? He’s a dirty gross boy
  6. D

    Help! Black dots all over my boys stomach

    Always something new with my boy I’m not quite sure what this is. This is AFTER two baths, one with Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo and scrubbing with a mit, he used j&j his whole life, he’s 2 years old now. Then when I noticed this, I made him sit with a prescription shampoo on for a bit then...
  7. C

    Dirty Sphynx: brown spots on belly

    I have a one an a half year old grey and pink sphynx. He gets dirty a few days after a bath or a wipe down. I usually only bathe him once a month. Yesterday I noticed these brown spots that feel “raised” on his belly and his skin looks irritated too. I just bathed him and the spots are still...
  8. dmlidiane

    Hairy Sphynx Cat

    Hi Guys, the baby I’m about to adopt has some hair. The previous owner said she never bathes her, but I’m not sure if that’s the right thing to do. Does anyone have the same issue? Should I bathe her? Or just use wipes on the hairless areas? thank you so much
  9. gianna

    One of my boys is extra oily. Help? ALSO, fav products for cleaning paws?

    Hi all. I have 2 sphynx boys, Albus (6) and Draco (2), and Draco is significantly more oily than Albus. He gets dirtier faster, his ears get waxier faster, and his nails get gunkier faster. Which of course means that between baths (1-2 weeks), furniture and counters get more marks on them. Does...
  10. S

    Natural Shampoo for Sphynx

    I’m wondering which shampoo people have found to be the best? Initially I visited Whiskers Holistic Pet Care store in 2013 and was recommend a shampoo from a brand called Gold, but this was discontinued within a couple of years. I was then recommended an algae shampoo from same pet store, and...
  11. LuckyNo21

    Soon-To-Be First Time Sphynx Owner!

    Hello everyone. I'm so excited to say I will soon finally be a proud Sphynx owner! I figured I ought to join the forum in the meantime. I've wanted a hairless my whole life and finally pulled the trigger. I was lucky enough to get chosen for an adorable Seal & White Elf Sphynx girl that we...
  12. Bath Time

    Bath Time

    Mort likes to take baths but had an ear infection. We found a fashionable fix! See more of his life here https://www.instagram.com/mortthefelinefeminist/
  13. J

    advice for kitten?

    Looking for advice for my kitten Pablo, if any one could recommend what they use for bathing, moisturising, Ear cleaning, or any daily care routines? I’d be grateful :) I’m new to this so just trying to make sure I have all the essentials thank you!
  14. Gray

    Help with some brown spots/soap recommendations

    Hello everyone, My Marcline has these small brown spots that I know are dirt spots, but I cant seem to get rid of them. We have tried all sorts of tricks online and even gently scrubbing with a glove loofa (so i can make sure Im not pressing too hard) and they just never go away. I have...
  15. Melishia

    First bath for adopted adult sphynx?

    Hi there, my name’s Mel! Forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong place (says every person making their first post)! Here’s a little background on my new little man. 2 nights ago I came across the cutest little sphynx at the SPCA and I absolutely had to take him home. They said his name was...
  16. M

    Changing bathing schedule / food

    Hi Everyone! Melissa here. This is my first time posting but have read a lot of posts on here before. I love this site! Nova, my sphynx child has sensitove and dry skin which occasionally makes her break out into rashes. I would like to move from bathing weekly to once every 2 or even 3 weeks...
  17. Sketch

    Skin inflammation

    Hello everyone, Since I had my Sphynx last october, I've had issues with his skin the the neck/belly area. He got very intolerant (liquidy diarrhea) to a lot of cat diets. I got him under the care of a vet and now the only thing that seem to work is a recipe made of Hillary's Blend nutrients...
  18. Kristen G

    HELP! Dry stained skin

    im really worried about jax's skin. Since yesterday its been extremely dry almost like raw under his neck and pits and stained brown. It wont come off with soap or wipes. The night before this happened we gave him a bath and used exfoliating gloves and hylyt. Maybe my hubby scrubbed too hard...
  19. Maddie

    Johnson's Baby Shampoo pH

    So I was bored, decided to read the comments on a suggested Facebook post for Johnson soap. In between the people getting irate over their patent company apparently animal testing and raging about how unsafe the stuff is, I found this: According to a quick google search " In Skin Diseases of...
  20. AlchemyCarta

    Scented Lotions/body creams

    Hiya! I got my little shoulder monster about a month ago. She settled in abruptly well and we've had absolutely no problems since. Luck of the draw at it's finest! Ha haha I give Razza a bath once every ten days or so and clean her with wipes every other day, then put lotion on her after every...
  21. themodifieddoll

    Worst Bath Ever

    Tonight was Godiva's biannual bath and I have to say I have never see her have such a negative reaction to water than she had tonight She screamed and thrashed and tried to claw up my arms and I'm just so lost She's fussed a little in the past, but never anything like this What could have happened?
  22. GMPLAX23

    Tut's first bath

    I was hesitant to give him a bath since it is getting colder but being that he is home with me now I wanted to bond over it, build trust and make sure I knew what I was doing!!! I had been letting Tut in the bathroom and he had been exploring and jumping in/out of the tub (totally a set up) a...
  23. SphynxMomma78

    First bath for adopted Osiris

    Some of you may remember that I just adopted Osiris 1 mo ago. I was told that he had never gotten a bath at his previous owner's home, and hated them. Well, I just gave Osiris a bath and it didn't go as bad as I was expecting! He didn't want to go into the bathtub, but I was able to squirt him...
  24. V

    Can i clean skin with babywipes?

    Ok so my baby needs to stay put about a month because he had back surgery... My question is what can i clean his skin with? Cause i cant give him a bath and he is really filthy already and smells like urine because he pisses himself... Is a non scented baby wipe ok to wash his skin? or what else?
  25. Jaden

    Bath time!

    So I've had my boy for week now, I've been wiping him down throughout the week with unscented baby wipes, I've cleaned his ears, I'm going to have to clip his nails again, but what I'm getting at is he is getting dirty and I'm wanting to start him in the bath probably tomorrow night just to see...