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  1. Rosemair

    Skin sore

    I noticed my sphynx has a sore on her stomach does anyone know what it could be?
  2. SphynxEllie

    Biting a paw and not letting it to heal

    Hello community! I know the vet is the better adviser here, but I feel desperate after the first visit. Ellie had a scratch/wand on her back paw, when she arrived, and this doesn’t heal for more than a month. The breeder assured me there was no trauma, and the wand originally looked like a burn...
  3. Beanboy

    New rash/ allergy?

    Bean is still under a year and he recently got a little circular scabby “rash” looking spot… I washed all his bedding and it went away or so we thought From time to time he’ll get the same looking thing on his paw, leg, forearm but its never spread or seemed to bother him- mostly upset me bc...
  4. Socky

    Help! White cluster bumps on my cat?

    Im sort of freaking out for my cat!! He’s a rescue and we’re trying our best as we’ve never owned a sphinx but lots of experience with cats. It’s on both of his front legs. Right is bigger than left. I’m fearful for ringworm or soemthing that could be transmitted to humans but it doesn’t look...
  5. OneEyedIgor

    Blemishes on skin? Is this normal?

    Hey Igor’s dad here, he’s been doing better with eating I’m still figuring out what food is best for him. He seems to really enjoy Wellness Gravies Fish variety, it’s the most I’ve seen him eat since the first day when he threw up. Now he has some new blemishes popping up, could this be a food...
  6. MeggyandHazel

    Help! Wondering if this is ringworm

    Hey all! Hazel has been licking away at this area on her leg for the last week and a half. The vet is coming on the weekend but I worry that it’s ringworm. The area is quite dry and when she licks it the wounds become more red. Could it be an allergy? Thanks!
  7. Yana and Osiris

    Brown crusty spot

    Hello everyone! Having checked the similar posts I'm still unsure if this is a burn, which I first suspected to be. The spot appeared yesterday out of the blue. But today it's kinda peeling off and I noticed 2 other smaller spots on the back. My other guess is allergy or maybe even skin fungal...
  8. AlbertoMp3

    Skin changes

    Hi all my baby Juno is two years old she a month or two ago started having this weird rash on her chest and neck and legs. It’s not raised and or bumpy or dry or flakey, or red or open. she does not over groom spots and she does not seem in any distress and is eating and drinking just the same...
  9. Ty Blaze

    Underbelly, inner-leg discoloration.

    Hello everyone! I have two little ones (Abu and Jasmine). Abu is covered in black peach fuzz, and Jasmine is a Peterbald. Abu has developed a discoloration on his under belly that I am unsure of what the cause would be. I had taken him to the vet a month ago regarding this issue and they gave...
  10. S

    Allergic reaction

    Confused! We have 2 sets of babies right now I have always fed the moms blue buffalo basics skin and stomach because my 1 mama was allergic to chicken and grain since feeding have had no issues I couldn’t find the cat food anywhere so I tried instinct limited “turkey” kittens busted out with...
  11. mamatiger2

    In need of help!!!

    Hi! I rescued my little girl about a month ago. I read up on things I had to do to keep her skin healthy but I think I’ve messed up!! As you can see in the photo she’s got a “rash” it doesn’t seem to hurt her but it is flaking and I’m worried I’ve hurt her skin unintentionally. I’ve been using...
  12. T

    Sphynx cat huge blackheads around the eyes and inside the ears. Possibility of melanom!!

    Hello dear Sphynxlairs ! I try searched in the forum but i didnt find any similar content so please for your attention. My cat has serious skin problem which seems like its grouning up! I was worried about some blackeads around my cats eyes so I visit an year ago the vet who said its just a...
  13. T

    Anyone’s vet ever prescribe Atopica for skin issues??

    My Tut is is almost 2 1/2 and has always struggled with skin issues. Mostly his neck and feet (the vet thinks it’s yeast) we have tried everything to no avail. Creams, shampoos, etc with the help of our vet. His skin isn’t horrible but it’s still a problem. We use Vetericyn when the redness...
  14. D

    Dark skinned sphynx with large dark spots all over?

    Hi everyone, I’m looking at getting my current sphynx/Devon mix a lifelong friend and recently saw this ad of a local sphynx pop up. She’s 2 years old and very adorable. I noticed the obvious discolouration on the skin and asked the owner what they were. They claim they’re just spots where...
  15. 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...
  16. 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’...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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)...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...