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  1. nkdidi

    Supplements and skin

    Hiya! I thought I'd post here since this site has been soo helpful. Whenever I have a question I trawl the threads. Anyway, just before new years my Rizzo started getting what looked like hives on her chest area. She has had a few spots here and there on her back but it got worse. Pics of the...
  2. Bigglesworth1

    Very SEVERE skin problem

    Hey everyone, I thought I would post my story with my cat Mr Bigglesworth, as I hope it may help others, or that someone can help me! My baby has always had perfect skin. Over the course of two weeks he has developed a very SEVERE skin issue and has been to the vet multiple time. It started out...
  3. C

    Bumps on skin, discoloration

    Hi all! Over the last couple weeks as the weather has gotten hotter I noticed my 3 yr old sphynx June has started to develop red bumps on his skin. At first I thought they were bug bites, because of the change of seasons. Now I'm not so sure as they seem to come and go and I've made sure there...
  4. demyan

    Skin allergy or infection? Uticaria pigmentosa?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has seen anything like this on their Sphynx before. It started 3 days ago as just a few red hives that seemed to rapidly spread and is still spreading. However the hives aren’t very raised anymore and it mostly feels very dry and flakey. Henry doesn’t seem...
  5. Ira

    Skin condition?

    Hello! : ) I've been following this forum for a while but finally decided to join, especially since my boy has something going on with his skin. Vets around here don't have much knowledge about sphynxes, so maybe you can offer your opinions before I'll visit the vet. First of all, he has these...
  6. suzfoote

    Weird dark patches on stomach, armpits and butt

    I didn't notice exactly when they came, or became exactly how they are.. but I was just today reading a thread about urticaria pigmentosa.. and a lot of the pictures look similar to what McNulty has. It's hard to get a good picture, but they are darker areas on his stomach, armpits and even a...
  7. admin

    Sphynx Skin Conditions

    #1 Food allergies: It is not uncommon for some sphynx to have food allergies. Many studies have shown that certain ingredients contained in cat food are more likely to cause food allergies than others. The most common offenders are chicken, beef, lamb, seafood, corn, soy, wheat gluten and dairy...