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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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 :)
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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"...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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