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  1. KKristen61

    Kitty blackheads

    My sphynx has recently started getting little blackheads on her chin and I wanted to know if anyone els has had this problem and what the best way to deal with them would be? Thanks
  2. 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...
  3. Kitty Chaos

    Teething problems

    Hi. My little kitten Arya is 6 months old now and I noticed that I hadn't found any babyteeth lying around or stuck in her toys yet so I checked her teeth and the adult teeth have come in but the baby teeth are still there! Is this any risk to her health? Should I take her to the vets to have...
  4. KKristen61

    My kitten’s eye

    I got back from a trip yesterday and came home to my baby’s eye looking like this: I took her to the vet and they said she doesn’t have a scratch on her eye and gave me an ointment to put on it but it doesn’t seem to be working yet. Has anyone had this problem before? I don’t want her to be...
  5. stephanie16

    Need advice!!

    Hello!! Me and my boyfriend have been looking around for almost 6 months for a sphynx cat/kitten and have been reading everything we can get our hands on. I need advice from people who have the breed, because no matter how much we want one, we don’t want to be selfish and being a little prince...
  6. Maddy Ishues

    Dry skin spots?

    hello, im new to sphynx lair so I’m not sure if this topic has been covered. My 2 month old sphynx kitty has developed sore like rashes on his legs. He also has a similar dry spot on his back but it is not bleeding like the ones on his legs are. He was sick two weeks ago, sneezing, watery...
  7. Hillary

    brown spots

    Hello! First time posting here:) but I was hoping somebody may have an answer for me as I've been worried about little brown spots on Normans paws lately. I have not changed his food in any way, He eats Halo organic chicken dry food and sometimes Halo wet food from time to time. I noticed...
  8. Rhianne

    Sick kitten- Any advice?

    Hello all, I'm sad to have to be writing this post but I'm getting pretty desperate for any advice from anyone experienced with sphynx digestion problems? I'll try and keep this short but I think this post will be a mile long. BACK STORY: So we picked up our baby Kiwi on Tuesday 12th September...
  9. Rhianne

    Pet insurance in the UK?

    Hey everyone! So the day is finally approaching, I'm picking up my little girl on Tuesday, but I'm a little stuck on pet insurance. Does anyone have any recommendations for pet insurance with good coverage and reputation in the UK? A lot of the previously recommended insurers on other threads...
  10. HappyMorrow

    Always squinting?

    My little 8 month old boy is always squinting! Since the day we got him. Is he just a Snoop Dogg looking kitty or could it be an issue? :) he doesn't seem bothered by his eyes, and they aren't goopy beyond normal. Never red or irritated. I'm still new to sphynx babies so I'm not sure! Thanks :)
  11. flower

    Antiparasitic soaps?

    I was watching Dr Oz the other day and I saw a segment that totally freaked me out! It talked about parasites that humans can catch from animals. I'm not talking about fleas and ticks. (Those have a obvious and easy solution). Im talking about worms and microscopic parasites that may lie in...
  12. GMPLAX23

    new sneezing

    Hi guys, I am leaning on my Sphynx Family for help! Last night, Tut began sneezing. Its way too much for my liking but i don't know if i am just a concerned momma. I made sure to check and his eyes are clear and his nose dry. I'm hoping by the time I get home from work, he will not be sneezing...
  13. 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
  14. Violet1012

    should I be giving my cats supplements?

    I feed my cats all organic raw meat I freeze it for three days before I dethaw and give it to them because I heard that that kills any bacteria that could be on it. I don't give them supplements because I didn't feel like I need to they don't get supplements in the wild and I was trying to mimic...
  15. Emily Ahrendt

    HCM questions

    Hello all, A few months ago Aleister was diagnosed with asthma and he has been doing well on the inhaler. However, I recently looked into feline heart disease and I'm scared that he might have some symptoms of HCM. We had several x-rays done on him, and the radiographer said that his heart was...
  16. Festerchat

    Anyone ever use this on their kitties?

    Fester has been having a bad itch and rash issue. I've been giving him Zyrtec and rubbing him in Vaseline since coconut oil made his skin flakey. His poor face has deep brown scabs all over it. I was at Petco and saw this homeopathic skin and itch stuff. "Natural Pet Skin and Itch"...
  17. KitKat121

    Growing spot on my sphynx

    Hello everyone! I hope all is well. I've noticed that my boy Grimley has some sort of a spot (maybe a mole?) above his eye, and upon looking back at older pictures of him I've noticed it's gotten bigger. He his about one and a half, and believe he is full grown at this point in time. I'm asking...
  18. Maddie

    Medication and Other Treatments

    Hi! Just curious as to what medicines and other health related things (i.e vaccinations, anaesthetic, etc.) that everybody allows or doesn't allow to be used on their babies? I am just making up a health record for the vet that writes everything out on one page and thought I would add on...
  19. Evelyn Mali

    I am desperate for help

    Hi! I want to start this by saying I am DESPERATE and I really, really need help. I'm from Norway and I bought my first cat, a sphynx called Lykke (whitch means happiness). She is one and a half years old, and castrated. When I got her she was in a really bad state coming from a home with bad...
  20. Meggymason

    My kitten has a polyp ):

    hi friends. So I'm writing with a heavy heart seeking some comfort in those who have any experiences with polyps. I drove 10 hours to pick up my very first Sphynx kitten from a breeder and arriving I was told my kitten was coming home discounted because the vet had just told them he has a...
  21. GMPLAX23

    Probiotic question

    Is it safe to give my kitten a probiotic before consulting a vet? His wellness check is soon but I would like a solid poo sooner rather than later.....
  22. Tamsin

    Sphynx boil?!

    Our Sphynx boy gets some pretty epic feline acne, we do our best to keep on top of it considering tictac likes to be a grubby boy! We noticed a lump on his chin that started off like a blind zit and got larger, we took him to the vets and with a course of antibiotics it almost disappeared. It...
  23. Joierenee

    Poof the Peterbald

    I absolutely love my baby so much! But because she is a peterbald, a new breed that's pretty rare, not many know what would be best for her health. If anyone has advice or tips, it would be much appreciated!!
  24. BusterTheCat

    Soft Lump

    Hi friends. Buster has a soft lump on his thigh that has been there for some time. It's not too noticeable but it's definitely there. I think it might be a fatty lump but I don't know much about these issues. Does it look familiar to anyone? Should I get it checked out? It doesn't bother him at...
  25. Toots182

    I need advice on kitties stools/diet. Possible colitis.

    Hi everyone. Please, any advice or own accounts would be appreciated. I have a 5 year old Sphynx who's stools were a little on the runny side with mucus and what looked like fresh blood. His eating is normal and he is a good weight. If a little on the lighter side. He's never been a fat cat. I...
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