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  1. polinagoldberg

    Skin issues: help

    My female sphynx (4.5 mo) has been experiencing ongoing skin issues for the last month and a half. She was originally on Royal canin kitten food and after this started happening we switched her on a limited protein fish diet, but it didn’t seem to help. She’s been to the vet and he’s given her...
  2. Misty Lee 123

    Sphynx tan?

    I know the topic of Sphynx, the sun, skin discolouration comes up a lot but I haven’t seen this exact question. Does anyone’s Sphynx get a tan in the sunnier/warmer months? It has recently transitioned to becoming very sunny and warm where I live and my 18mo Sphynx has developed slight ‘tan’...
  3. bakmiauw

    Dark Spots on Sphynx Cat Please Help!

    Hi everyone, ive just recently joined and this is my very first post. I have a 6 months old Sphynx who has just recently started getting these dark spots on her skin and it doesn’t seem to go away. Ive consulted a vet and since they dont know much abt the breed they just decided to try and see...
  4. S

    Ongoing skin problems! ):

    Hey there! I’m new to this website… My girl Valentine has been having skin problems since about March. She’s gone for multiple allergy shots, has been put on antibiotics twice (she licks her skin raw) and I just paid for her to have an allergy test. She’s on Hill Diet d/d prescription kibble and...
  5. L

    Unknown skin mark

    Noticed a mark on Pablos front leg in the morning, it has come from nowhere. This mark is dark and feels smooth which is slightly raised. Pablo has regular baths, and has never had anything like this before. does anyone know what this is? I don’t know if he’s fallen asleep on the window sill...
  6. S

    Help! Curious yellowish patches on Sphynx.

    These patches appeared on my 11 month old male overnight. They are rough like a scab but not colored like one. No changes in his diet, environment, or shampoos. He is eating and drinking normal and is energetic and seems healthy other than the patches. He has a vet appointment in a few weeks...
  7. GatosLocos

    Little white/readish bumps on back?

    Has anyone seen these type of bumps before? Miklo started getting a few over time he’s only 5 months going on 6, I bath him once a week with Johnson n Johnson baby shampoo. His food is the same solid gold chicken flavor. He also gets treats the greenies for good teeth/breath. (He loves them)...
  8. M

    Mystery Spots!!

    Disclaimer: I'm a pre-med so "too many details" may follow. Hi everyone! I've been tracking a skin problem with my ~4 year old Sphynx. But I haven't found a single spot that looks like hers anywhere online so I'm happy to hopefully contribute informative info once we get this solved. I haven't...
  9. AlbertoMp3

    My cats skin is a bit dry

    Hi this is Juno she’s my 7month old Sphinx! Recently she got these spots on her arms and chest and it seems a bit flakey. I don’t know if she spends the day sunbathing when I’m at work but could that be it ? She has a vet appointment but do you guys have any home remedies ? Should I try a warm...
  10. wang

    Skin Problem

    Hi! Im Javier, from Mexico. Wang, he came with me a month ago, he's three months old. He Eat raw diet like meat, pork and rabbit. Two weeks ago I see a little marks in her body, Mainly on her neck and lower back. In the first time, the points are red and look like a mosquito bite but in a couple...
  11. Nymphadora

    Weird skin rash on my cat’s head

    Found a small rash spot Nymphadora’s head, right behind her ear. The spot, which appeared randomly, is discolored and seems to be growing slightly everyday. She doesn’t seem to react when i touch the rash spot, but i’m still concerned as to what it is and if it is something that summons a vet...
  12. Mgulioso

    Sphinx skin rash help

    Greetings. My 1 year old Sphinx Mulan seems to have developed a rash in the past 6 months. I have not changed her food. She gets a mix of purina healthy growth kitten, blue buffalo kitten chicken and rice mix and fresh chicken. Always has. The rash seems to come a few days before she is due for...
  13. AlbertoMp3

    Skin patches

    Hi my 4 month old Sphinx has these spots on her back that haven’t gone away and the side and they aren’t raised or itchy or anything but they just look weird, is it worth bringing up to the vet when I see them again/make an appointment for?
  14. Niko Sphynx

    Dark patch on arm

    Our guy Niko has this odd-looking nickle sized patch on his under arm area. It's sort of raised in parts, we've tried black seed oil but it's still there. I'm hoping it's not something serious, he does have other bumps and marks but that's due to his rough housing, he's an alpha male, very...
  15. D

    Sphynx with skin condition help

    Hi there, I'm a new member just looking for some insight into my cats skin condition. We have taken him to the vet about it earlier this year and will be taking him again this coming week. Its believed to be a yeast infection which we thought we successfully treated with a medicated fungal bath...
  16. A

    Raw Skin/ Irritation / Ringworm/ UP?

    Noticed a little rash on my little guy a couple days ago and it’s getting better but isn’t healed yet. I’ve noticed it one time before. My other sphynx does not have any skin issues so I’m thinking it’s not ringworm, they constantly cuddle and sleep together. Pickles my big guy thats fine does...
  17. Smelsiemarie

    Sores on paws

    One of my Sphynx has sores on her front legs. They seem to be the worst during the summer months. She licks at them and they are dark and patchy. Anyone have any ideas on what it could be? She’s not on any medications and receives baths about every 1.5 weeks with wiping down in between. I...
  18. NakedMargie

    New member and possible pigmentation question!

    Hello! It’s about time I finally joined! I’ve had cats all my life but just got my first naked baby, Cream, 2 years ago. While my vet is wonderful and knowledgeable, I live in a very small town and their knowledge of Sphynx is limited. I’ve been visiting Sphynx Lair for all my questions and...
  19. Cassiopeia

    Skin problems

    Hello, I'm a newbie to this forum, but I'd like to ask for help. My three year old Donskoy Sphynx is having a skin problem. She's had something similar before, but we've always went to the vet, got some ointment for it and it went away. This time is much different. The rash is red, sometimes...
  20. KKristen61

    Sphynx skin condition HELP!!!

    My little baby has this recurring skin condition. This is the 3rd time this has occurred and the vet doesn’t know what it is. She has been given antibiotics in the past and it clears it up very fast but I would like to know if someone actually knows what This is. It seems to bother her a lot...
  21. LukaLu

    Skin pigmentation / darker patches

    Hi everyone, So my 1 year old boy has this darker skin colour on his chest and belly - it comes and goes, it’s not raised, it doesn’t bother him at all. does anyone know what it could possibly be?
  22. L

    Skin mark

    my kitten is 13 weeks old, he went to the vets yesterday to have his first injection and microchip. They manage to give him his first injection however was unsuccessful on the microchip due to his size. They said they could see no health issues. Today He has this mark on his side, he doesn’t...
  23. QlXXXX

    Two year old girl LOVES sunshine...what to do?

    My daughter Natasha is two year old. She is the neediest little kitten I've ever met. A lot of people said that sphynx cats should not be exposed to direct sunlight, but mine loves sunshine so much. I live in Los Angeles and the sun light can be pretty intense sometimes. Should I be worried...
  24. ele

    Skin marks and scratches - help!

    Hi everyone! This is my first post, thanks a lot for being such an amazing community. This is my baby Ele, he is 4 years old, we live in Barcelona, Spain. I'm posting here after loads of visits to the vet without a proper solution... I hope someone here can help. I brought Ele to the vet a...
  25. Peridot

    Rash on stomach/face, please help!

    We've had our sphynx for about a year and for the last 6 months she has had this reoccurring rash on her stomach, armpits, and face. The vet has tried countless things, such at antibiotic shots, oral antibiotics, ringworm testing, prescription shampoo, a hydrolyzed diet, etc. She continually...