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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Seamoresdad

    Dark spotting help

    These spots started to appear just recently and I was curious if this is normal spotting, tough dirt, or something worse. He is a 7 month old dwelf and I bathe him once every week and half with baby wipes and coconut oil in between baths. These spots have not gone away with any scrubbing and is...
  12. Purrfect Chaos

    Skin Chaos

    Hello from Poland everyone! This is our first post here. I know we should start in introduction section ( and we will!) but now we have a problem and we need your help! Chaos, is my 9 months, 4.25 kg black bicolor canadian sphynx, castrated male from legal cattery in Poland. He is the sweetest...
  13. C

    Help diagnosing skin problems

    Our Sphynx has recently seemed to have some irritated skin on her lower stomach, she had a bath last night and it seems to look even worse this morning. She has an appointment booked with the vets but not for another six days due to it being the holiday period. We have had no dietary changes or...
  14. ZimmersMom

    Red skin on my boy's thighs and armpits

    Hi! This is my first time posting on the forum, but a regular lurker for almost two years (since I became a sphynx owner!) Today we're looking for some advice on this skin redness our boy Zimmer developed on the last few weeks. We went on a 3 week vacation and leave him at our house with my...
  15. M

    Any help welcome - Problems with Skin and Bathing

    Hi All, My name is Melissa and I am a first time pet owner in general and kitten mom to an adorable hairless kitten born in July. I am struggling with just about everything regarding skin care and bathing and unfortunately my vet doesn't have answers for me. I gotta say I feel like I'm really...
  16. 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...
  17. MommyNaNell

    Skin so dirty and flaky

    Devlinn is 8 years old. I got her from a family member. I continue to use what they used to bathe all their cats. Johnson’s and Johnson’s baby wash in the yellow bottle. I’ve been trying to go longer between washes and have been pushing to make it two weeks. I recently started seeing that her...
  18. 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...
  19. Clawed Monet

    Small, random red dots on Peterbald

    I have a beautiful 6 year old Peterbald kitten; Clawed Monet. Our care and grooming routine is regular and she quite enjoys the usual warm bath, light exfoliating and coconut moisturizing. After her last bath, Monet now has small red, non raised dots all over her body with seemingly no rhyme or...
  20. Soysash

    Dry, patchy bumps on skin....has anyone seen this before?

    Hi guys, In all the beautiful pics I see of other people’s Sphynx babies I’ve never see them have skin like my Lucius. I’m wondering if anyone has every seen this before and if so, have you figured out what it is? It’s basically dry, patchy bumps that don’t seem to itch at all. Almost looks...
  21. KillerVegan

    Dry Skin

    My baby Lentil is under a year old and up until the last 10 days has never had any skin issues. He is now having dry skin that flakes off in large pieces sometimes. We have applied both coconut and olive oil with moderate success. It doesn’t seem itchy to him, just sensitive. We do have a vet...
  22. M

    Blue Bumps everywhere

    Hey! I’m new to this site and I have had a sphinx cat named monti for about 7 years now. He has had these blue bumps all over him, face body and tail. They look like blue pimples but some are getting really big. They don’t bother him and the local vets don’t know what they are. Any ideas? Thanks...
  23. VictorFU

    Brown spots on the skin

    Hi all, my cat has some brown spots on his skin and they seem to be spreading. I paid a visit to the vet and the doctor said it was because of dirt and dry skin. I bathe him weekly and used Vetericyn on him once or twice a day, it doesn't seem to become better. Any recommendation on how to deal...
  24. Kristielllen

    Skin issues

    My cat,Igor, has had this weird rash along his spine since the day we picked him up. It started off as a small spot with red around it, and has gradually gotten worse. The vet has absolutely no idea what’s wrong, but I don’t think she is very familiar with sphynx cats to begin with. Has anybody...
  25. Melishia

    Scabs/rash?

    Hi guys, My recently adopted sphynx Marvin seems to be developing scabs and tiny bumps on his skin around his neck and mouth. Also, small observation, he seems to have a few blackheads around his mouth. Its been exactly a week since I noticed them. Here's a short history on Marvin. Hes roughly...
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