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  1. VivLNorris

    Bathing question

    Okay so, I don't actually have a precious hairless baby yet (I'm still looking to adopt or rehome) but I do have a question about bathing them. So, I'm physically disabled, have a lot of back problems, Etc. and bathing my animals that I have now is difficult for me because getting down on the on...
  2. 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...
  3. invaderjill

    Is bathing weekly bad for sphynx skin?

    Novel is only 14 weeks and we have only had him for 10 ish days and I already bathed him last weekend. Now, 4/5 days later, he already is dirty and a bit ripe. I don’t want to dry out his skin with too many baths, but he hates the baby wipes. They are in a wipe warmer too. He was really good for...
  4. I

    Spot cleaning

    Hello everyone, I hope you are well! I just had a question about what product or method is best for just spot cleaning my kitten? I have had him for around 2 months and he is getting a little grubby. I do not want to full on bathe him as I don't believe he needs it. Thanks in advance!
  5. 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...
  6. ShelleyBean

    Very oily

    Hello, Our baby gets very oily within a day or two after bathing. Especially on his chest and belly. I know it’s probably because it’s the warmest part of his body but this week was especially bad. I believe he’s also starting puberty so maybe that has something to do with it. He’s humping his...
  7. KotomodaCatWear

    KotomodaCatWear Shower Caps for Sphynx Cat , from Budapest , Hungary.

    Hello everyone from Kotomoda's products :) Just for 8,85USD you can get a Set of 20 disposable shower caps for your cat . Its very important to protect the ears when you bathing your darling !!! Quality.Disposable transparent shower caps for your cuties. Made of high-quality LDPE plastic. Ideal...
  8. O

    Brushing teeth, bathing and SPF. Advice and recommendations, please!

    Hi, I would like some advice and recommendations on brushing teeth, bathing and SPF. I have been using the toothpaste Beapar: for around over a year. At first he didn't let me brush his teeth so I had to put the toothpaste on my finger and rub it on to which then he'd lick it straight off so I...
  9. Nbout

    Overbathing Sphynx Skin Cure

    I have recently rescued two sphynx cats from the shelter and am still getting up to speed with their care. I have been giving weekly baths which at first worked fine, but now the more pink girl is showing signs of overbathing. She is collecting extra oil around her neck and belly but also...
  10. byulbunny

    New baby girl (and some questions!)

    Hey everybody! Brand new to this place - and here's one of a few photos to follow of our new baby, Noodle! She's coming up to her 6 months mark and she's an absolute doll - cuddly and affectionate, yet an absolute little monster when she wants to be. I adore her to bits. She's a baby to three...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. 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?
  18. 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...
  19. 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?
  20. How to bathe a sphynx cat.

    How to bathe a sphynx cat.

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  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...