- Apr 22, 2018
I haven't but she has had a few baths since I noticed the spots. They are spreading quite a lot. They don't seem to bother her but I worryIt’s strange looking. Have you tried using coconut oil to rub it off? It could just be dirty areas.
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I think a vet check might have to happen. Maybe I'll set an appt for today. I haven't changed litter, using all natural pine pellets. I did switch her from kitten food to sphynx food but it was a gradual switch. I think the spots started before that thoughI would check with vet to rule out yeast or bacteria ?
Have you changed litter brands ?
Some kitties get yeasty from certain litters - corn based etc
Her skin is actually quite light, dark fuz though. The spots themselves have a weird texture. I wonder if it is fungus, but she hasn't been exposed to anything new. I think maybe vet today.I'm guessing you have a darker coloured kitten?
I'm fighting this will my Toothless right now; the vet ruled out any bacteria or fungus (in my case).
She seems to be getting a lighter gray instead of the dark black she use to be and has these darker spots everywhere!
I've used coconut oil and aloe vera. I've tried to increase and decrease her supplements.
All the cleaners I use are all natural non toxic and I haven't changed anything I'm using so ...
If anyone has anymore ideas!!!
The vet said it wasn't raised enough to do a scraping.@LauraS Did the vet do a skin scraping to check for yeast or bacteria?
Sphynx Skin Conditions
Just brainstorming here --- does she lay on cable boxes or heat floor registers ?
I tried o see if there was a pattern of dark lines and spots on the pic? That could match something in the home heated she is resting on?
Many are heat seekers with cable boxes and heaters
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We switched because she has really bad chronic sinus problems and she sticks her nose in the litter and it gets stuck to her nose. She ends up sniffing it up her nose or licking it off. Im allergic to grass, we had tried corn and it was horrible. So the vet suggested wheat. She has been doing awesome with it for her sinus problems but then the dark area appeared. This is also exactly where her huge belly rests when she sits. She is also on a daily vet prescribed probiotic so a yeast infection seems unlikely. It’s not red and she doesn’t it’s it. But we might end up just taking her in to the vet anyways.@SweetBabyRae
We have some kitties get yeasty skin with corn and wheat litters
I would vet check amd ask if they do a skim scraping to test for yeast or bacteria
So they can give a treatment plan
Personally I would try to switch to a an unscented litter ?
Did this just start with the wheat litter?
Was she okay on previous litter ? If so I would go back to it
Years ago I switched to Dr elseys unscented
Then I found a dupe dr elseys it called fresh4life odor destroyer in 40 lb bag with loop handle -
It scoops really easy- 14 bucks and often on sale
no skin or poo issues with it x4 sphynx
Surely others with more experience with this will chime in with suggestions that you can share with your vet
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(I did read in the past to avoid wheat or corn Litter that it can potentially develop deadly mold? )
All paws crossed a vet visit will get to the bottom this for sweet Daisy
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I have 2 litter suggestions.We switched because she has really bad chronic sinus problems and she sticks her nose in the litter and it gets stuck to her nose. She ends up sniffing it up her nose or licking it off. Im allergic to grass, we had tried corn and it was horrible. So the vet suggested wheat. She has been doing awesome with it for her sinus problems but then the dark area appeared. This is also exactly where her huge belly rests when she sits. She is also on a daily vet prescribed probiotic so a yeast infection seems unlikely. It’s not red and she doesn’t it’s it. But we might end up just taking her in to the vet anyways.
The smell of her poop with pellet paper in our apartment is overwhelming and I’m severly allergic to grass, which is why grass litter hasn’t been an option. I wish I could do the grass litter tho. Maybe i’ll give it a try and see how bad of a reaction I have. I’m allergic to almost all species of grass and it’s an airborn and contact allergy.I have 2 litter suggestions.
I really can’t recommend #1 strongly enough. We used to use World’s Best, which is wheat. The package says 99.9% dust free but that is bologna. Dust everywhere so I knew she was breathing it in.
- Smart Cat litter (made of grass hulls-this is what we use and is completely dust free, not just an empty promise. It would be ok for her respiratory health)
- Pelleted litter (they make aspen, newspaper, and others)
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The Vet said we have to stick to natural litters because she sniffs them up her nose or licks them off her nose, even the unscented litters. She just likes to stick her nose in it. We can't figure out why she does this. I'm good with every other litter just can't do grass or ones that have nuts.