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