Bumps on skin, discoloration

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  1. cledbet14

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    Hi all!
    Over the last couple weeks as the weather has gotten hotter I noticed my 3 yr old sphynx June has started to develop red bumps on his skin. At first I thought they were bug bites, because of the change of seasons. Now I'm not so sure as they seem to come and go and I've made sure there arent bugs in the house and he hasn't been going outside anymore. They don't seem to bother him at all. No recent changes in diet or laundry detergent. Any thoughts? Thanks so much !

    Also, I always thought the discoloration on his back and tail was normal with age. Is that right? My vet doesn't seem to know much about the particulars of sphynx.
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    Thanks!
    Carrie
     

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    Aww, poor little muffin. I would suggest a visit to the vet. It is really hard to say if it is as a result of excessive sun exposure, allergies, or something else. Hopefully others will chime in. But I would definitely recommend a visit to the vet. Please keep us updated.
     
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      The discolouration on the tail is totally normal... just like humans get age spots/ sun spots. The red bumps are a cause for question. Problem is, it can be hard to find out what is causing them. It doesn't sound like your vet may have the answers. Think back if there were any changes in food or environment - new treats, litter, kitty shampoo, bedding, laundry soap, cleaning products, anything like that can cause irritation. If they are healing on their own, and not getting worse or more frequent you can probably handle it yourself. A product like Vetericyn spray will help - spritz it on a cotton pad and dab it on the areas (its totally safe even if they ingest it)
       
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