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  1. P

    Food Suggestions?

    Hey everyone! In about a month I'll be bringing my sphynx kitten home and I'm looking for suggestions as to what I should look for in a cat food. I know that hairless animals have a faster metabolism in general and require a higher quality and sometimes quantity of food to keep them healthy...
  2. O

    Natural detoxification.

    Hi, I have been reading articles about detoxification for animals and cats and would like some advice on it, please. What would you recommend for a natural detoxification? How would you give your animal green tea for detoxification? Do you put one green tea bag in their drinking bowl and then...
  3. KKristen61

    What do you feed your Sphynx?

    Currently I feed my 2 year old sphynx 4health all life stages dry food but I recently saw today that it has been linked to heart issues in dogs. I am going to be safe and try to switch to a different food but I’m having trouble deciding what to feed her. I was looking at royal canin sphynx...
  4. Drewbee

    Rash and scabs

    My poor baby has been covered in this rash for about 5 months now and my vet is convinced it’s a food allergy but I don’t think it is as I have done everything they have told me to do and it hasn’t gotten any better. The rash scabs a brownish color on the top of his head, cheeks, neck, and front...
  5. M

    Feeding and weight questions

    Hi all! I have sort of a lot of questions, but please bare with me. I’m still learning a lot about my little girl everyday! 1. In the attactched picture, is Mavis this morning right after feeding. She is on the Nature’s Variety Instict Raw cat food, and I feed her a little more than what’s...
  6. Nightcalamity

    Noko Needs Exercise Help

    Hello, Prince Noko has gotten a little too comfortable with his royale status lately. He likes to sit on his throne basket all day without doing much else. I have bought so many toys I can't even begin to keep up with them all. He even has a robotic caterpillar to chase and treat toys. Lately...
  7. hcraft

    Change in skin colour following weight loss

    Hello Sphynx Lair family, My boy Archie has been on a diet (he was a fat lol boy) and lost about 4 lbs. he had a lot of extra skin and I have noticed that his belly is slowly disappearing. However, where the loose skin connects to his abdominal skin it’s started to change colour and go much...
  8. KKristen61

    My cat keeps getting crusty eyes

    Every once in a while my cat Mochi scratches her eye. Usually it crusts over like this and goes away after a few days. But this time it went over to her other eye too. I wipe it twice a day with warm water and a cotton ball but it comes back like this not long after. Has anyone else had this...
  9. Natka58

    Insurance question

    Do you have insurance for your cat? if so what kind? I had insurance for our dog and nothing she had was covered. So bot sure it’s worth it for the cat.
  10. moodynudie

    Looking For a Vet Recommendation

    Hello, everyone! As some of you may have heard, my 13 week old kitten, Fig, is sick, and so far, the vet I'm seeing hasn't been of much help. I live around Appleton, Wisconsin and was wondering if any of you lovely people know of a vet in the area that has experience with the Sphynx breed. The...
  11. moodynudie

    My New Kitten is Sick

    I'm worried sick about my Sphynx kitten, Fig, and would really appreciate some suggestions. He has been vomiting and having diarrhea for three days now. On January 1st, I picked up my beautiful 13 week old Sphynx kitten from a breeder who has been breeding Sphynx for over 20 years. On January...
  12. Gisele

    Raw fed cats contracting TB in UK

    Hi guys, I'm a veterinary nurse in the uk, recently the veterinary industry have been concerned that a number of raw fed house cats in the UK have been diagnosed with TB (tuberculosis). The number has climbed to 6 reported cases so far, however there could be many more non reported cases. The...
  13. J

    Severe Mastitis?

    Hi everyone, I recently rescued a sphynx from a breeder. She develops “sores,” that the breeder told me she always got. Her last litter was in the summer so she’s had the condition some time. I took her to the vet as soon as I got her, where she was diagnosed with severe mastitis that has...
  14. nakednelly

    Soft poop!!

    Hello, I’m a new sphynx kitten owner, we got our girl Nelly on Friday 26th October from a reputable breeder in our area. She is almost 14 week old, had all vaccinations and is microchipped. She’s is an indoor cat and only cat. She also was wormed 22nd October. Since we got her she has had...
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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 :)
  25. 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...
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