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BlueGirl

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There's nothing better than snuggling in bed with Loki when he's all lovely and clean (after he has forgiven me for bathing him in the first place) but the next day he is always just as dirty as before his baths! I don't know how he does it!

I'm pretty picky about how clean the house is (due to my spider phobia) so honestly I don't know where he finds the dirt! It seems to be happening when he sleeps, maybe when he's all curled up his skin oil has a chance to congeal or something? :Dizzy:

Does this happen to anyone else? It seems pretty pointless to bath him when he gets dirty again the next day.

Any tips? I've tried using baby wipes but it just doesn't take the dirt off.
Kate x
 
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ilovemysphynx

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Yes Bluegirl I have a answer for you! After suffering from this same thing for 3 years my husband and I here at sphynxlair have come out with our own Sphynx shampoo, Sphynx Suds coming very soon just waiting to close up a few loose ends and we will let you all know when it is available!:ThumbsUp:
 

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Absolutely BlueGirl. Butterball gets a bath, the next day he's even dirtier than pre-bath. A few days later, he actually looks a little cleaner. I don't know how he does it.

As for the sphynx suds, I sure could use some. But I was thinking. When I think of shampoo, I think of hair cleaning product. Our sphynxes don't really have hair though. heheh, I'm only nitpicking.
 

Candys

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Yup - that happens. I just use a warm wash rag and wipe the little bugger down. He will squeek and wriggle but it is a quick clean up.:LOL::LOL::LOL:
 

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I have three white sphynx...I know I know, I must be nuts! These buggers never stay clean!! I have the same issue, day after a bath, they are all dirty again. Over washing can actually disrupt the ph balance in their skin and cause them to produce more sebum, thus making them dirtier. I find when I am washing Berlin for a show, two baths back to back, she will be disgusting for a week and then it starts to subside on its own. Also, having her in shirts seems to help control the oils and keeps her cleaner.

She is acquiring quite the collection of clothing, I think she is at 8 or 9 sweaters right now, thank god because with one afternoon in a shirt, I need to wash it. Does anyone else's cats clothing get PIT STAINS?! Ugh...gotta love the Sphynx.:LOL:
 

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She is acquiring quite the collection of clothing, I think she is at 8 or 9 sweaters right now, thank god because with one afternoon in a shirt, I need to wash it. Does anyone else's cats clothing get PIT STAINS?! Ugh...gotta love the Sphynx.:LOL:

LOL, Dobby gets HORRIBLE pit stains :Hysterical:
 

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Yes!!! "PET" Pit stains are awful. I can't find anything to take them out..its worse than "human" ring around the color or pit stains. I've even soaked them over night in detergent and oxyclean,,,nothing....I guess that will be my next endeavor,,Pet detergent for my Sphynx clothes! lol
Maybe Sphynx Suds will wash out the Sphynx Pit stains! lol
 

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I have been using Aveenobaby wash ( hypoalergenic, fragrance-free, with oatmeal) once a week on Jack and it works just fine on him and doesn't dry out his skin. I don't know if Jack is just not overly oily or what, but the Aveeno wash works really well for me. His wrinkles on his head do get dirt in them rather fast, but I just associate it with him loving his head rubbed and so I always am rubbing his head.
 

BlueGirl

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haha glad to know its normal, fortunatly Loki loves his little jumpers so it keeps him alittle cleaner :BigSmile:
 

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Teeka gets neck-grime so think and fast it's amazing. All her little t-shirts have the most disgusting 'ring around the collar'!!!

I find she gets dirty, faster during the hot summer. The hotter it is, the faster she re-oils ... now that it's cooling down, she stays clean for 3 or 4 days before getting all grimy looking again!
 

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The hotter it is, the faster she re-oils ... now that it's cooling down, she stays clean for 3 or 4 days before getting all grimy looking again!

I found this to be the case with my boys, it seemed the hot and sticker it was the grimier they got.
 
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