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  1. 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...
  2. K

    About Sphynx

    Hello my name is Alex, I'm thinking about currently purchasing a Sphynx Cat or a Cornish Rex. My mother doesn't like fur a lot so these seem to be the perfect choice but I would like to ask a question to the community. I've heard that Sphynx cat get oily in general and wanted to know which cat...
  3. Jan Buhrmann

    How to bath my sphynx if she hates it?

    Hello everybody, I am Jan from Berlin. Since 10 weeks I have a little Sphynxkitten Emma and since two weeks the two year old Marwin. Emma hates it if I try to bath her. She acts like in a cartoon, screeming and all praws spreat out of her body. I tried different strategies: sink in the kithcen...
  4. Talia

    Cleaning products and diet- new baby on 9th June!

    Hi! Ive been obsessed with Sphynxs (and all animals) for years and years! I decided to finally go for it and get my own little Sphynx! He will not be ready until 9th June. He is a little dark wrinkly black boy! :') I am aware you have to trim their nails, clean their ears and bathe them. I am...
  5. Joy's Mom

    Bathing my cat.

    Joy and I had huge battles at bath time until I gave up. Now I use baby wipes to clean her every day. Is that good enough?
  6. 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?
  7. LineB

    To bathe or not to bathe ? that is the question

    Hi, I am a Sphynx Mommy to be (in less then 2 weeks), I am very excited about that. Here is my question: To bathe or not to bathe a Sphynx? Since I've been looking to adopt a Sphynx, I have read everthing that Is available on internet (forums, Vets, breeders, etc.) and seems to me like no one...
  8. ZebbeBean

    Kitten hates bath

    My new Sphynx kitten absolutely hates getting a bath. He is terrified of being in water. I've tried using a small tub, rinsing with a cup so the sound of running water won't scare him. Nothing works. Any tips out there?
  9. How to bathe a sphynx cat.

    How to bathe a sphynx cat.

    How to bathe your sphynx cat. http://www.sphynxlair.com - The largest Sphynx cat community in the World!
  10. L

    Is this normal after bath time?

    Hey! So today was our first bath together! The breeder told us Luna did like baths so I was a bit nervous. It was a 2 man job simply because mom and I felt more comfortable that way. She complained in the beginning and then settled down and lets us give her a nice bath and clean her ears...
  11. vengasejanis

    Cleaning a dirty sphynx nose

    I've noticed that little Janis's nose has started to turn a dark brown color. I thought that her nose was just changing color, until I gave her a bath one day and the brown came off to reveal a little pink nose! I think I kept rubbing her nose with my hand and water that time I gave her a bath...
  12. 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...
  13. JaniinaEklund

    The best shampoo for sphynx and bathing routine?

    Hi everyone, I just got Ade home a week ago and soon is the first bath with him. For that I would like to ask your tips regarding shampoo and the basic bathing routine (if there is any). What shampoo are you using and how do you handle the bathing? How often do you bath? Does your cats like...
  14. Shea

    Brown... brown... brooooown

    Hi guys! Newbie here- both to the forums and owning a Sphynx! One day our sweet Eoghan was thrust into our lives, and every day since has been better than the last. I never knew I could love a pet as much as I love him. That being said... this cat is BROWN. He's a rescue, found outdoors dirty...
  15. admin

    What product do you bathe your sphynx with?

    Please tell us, what product do you use to give your sphynx a bath.
  16. luckypenney17

    Dry skin

    I don't bathe my guy very often, once every two months due to dry skin( I wipe his face and neck daily). I've been using baby shampoo but I was wondering if anyone could recommend a natural hypoallergenic one.
  17. BusterTheCat

    Update on Buster's bathing!

    I made a post a while ago about how much Buster hates his baths and asked for suggestions. I remember reading somewhere that it could be helpful to put a treat on a floating object in the bath. I kept treats in the bathroom and put a couple leading to the bath so he could walk up to it on his...
  18. BusterTheCat

    Sphynx Baths

    Hello! My boy Buster is eight years old and he's always hated his baths. He always tries to run out and sometimes succeeds and gets the floor all wet. It's not a huge problem, but it makes bath time much more difficult. I feel like I can't even do a great job cleaning him because I have to...
  19. sigridur

    Getting dirty really fast?

    Hi so I'm new hear I've had my sphynx for 2 weeks today :) I was wondering, he seems to be getting pretty dirty fast, i gave him a quick bath yesterday and he's already pretty brown on the chest area and back legs and around his butt - so i took a wash cloth and cleaned most of it away but what...
  20. How to bathe a sphynx cat.

    How to bathe a sphynx cat.

    How to bathe your sphynx cat. http://www.sphynxlair.com - The largest Sphynx cat community in the World!
  21. admin

    My sphynx cat is dirty!

    So you ask yourself, Why is my sphynx so dirty all the time, one day after bathing he is a filthy mess again! Sometimes my sphynx even becomes a bit "smelly." Have you noticed that your sphynx favorite napping spot is brown and oily looking? Have you stroked your sphynx back and found an oily...
  22. admin

    Bathing your Sphynx Cat and why.

    Why do I have to bathe my Sphynx cat once a week and why is he so oily and dirty? Sphynx cats tend to show dirt and oil for the lack of fur, their skin produces the same oils as a fully furred cat (sebum), but the oil is not spread or hidden in the fur. Some sphynx cats will get dirtier more...
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