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Dirt spots that won't go away

amhoneyliz

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Hi there. My sphynx Ophelia has developed built up oil areas on her belly back legs, around her butt and one spot on her neck. I know it is not her coloring because she didn't have these spots when I first got here a year ago when she was three. I've tried washing the area and I tried coconut oil. She gets a bath weekly and I was hoping someone could shed some light on why she has these dirty areas and why I can't get rid of them also if anyone has any suggestions on how to get rid of them that would be much appreciated !
 

MisoLina24

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I would invest in some D'greaser! I get rid of Patrick's most stubborn spots with that stuff!
 

curlysue

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try putting some coconut oil on it before bath rime. This helps get the spots off Hairry
 

zoinks

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If you could post a picture that would be great, some members might be able to tell you if it looks more like some skin condition/discoloration rather than dirt. Even my most stubborn dirt comes off with a good washing (coconut oil / pure pet d'grease)
 

amhoneyliz

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This is what it looks like except her neck is just one spot and has faded so I couldn't get a good picture. I'll definitely be purchasing some degreaser. Thank you for all of your suggestions
 

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Some owner's here has cats with and it's the colouring instead of dirt.
But, if coconut or de grease doesn't take it off, it probably is.
Use a little before bath and rinse 2 or 3 times, or it will make them greasier.
I don't care much for the De greased, it doesn't work for Izmae.
Nor does coconut oil.
Maybe it's because, I don't need eighter one for her.
I only shampoo her in HyLyT Shampoo. It's a great shampoo.
 

amhoneyliz

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Some owner's here has cats with and it's the colouring instead of dirt.
But, if coconut or de grease doesn't take it off, it probably is.
Use a little before bath and rinse 2 or 3 times, or it will make them greasier.
I don't care much for the De greased, it doesn't work for Izmae.
Nor does coconut oil.
Maybe it's because, I don't need eighter one for her.
I only shampoo her in HyLyT Shampoo. It's a great shampoo.
Where can I find that shampoo ?
 

ophelia2007

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Hi there. My sphynx Ophelia has developed built up oil areas on her belly back legs, around her butt and one spot on her neck. I know it is not her coloring because she didn't have these spots when I first got here a year ago when she was three. I've tried washing the area and I tried coconut oil. She gets a bath weekly and I was hoping someone could shed some light on why she has these dirty areas and why I can't get rid of them also if anyone has any suggestions on how to get rid of them that would be much appreciated !
 

momdeeze

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It might be just pigment. My black guy Monday has a few splotches that look very similar.
 

Sphynx4sure

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That does not look like dirt. As they age, they get hyper-pigmentation, or it can be from lounging in the sun.
 

pussiette

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Hi there. My sphynx Ophelia has developed built up oil areas on her belly back legs, around her butt and one spot on her neck. I know it is not her coloring because she didn't have these spots when I first got here a year ago when she was three. I've tried washing the area and I tried coconut oil. She gets a bath weekly and I was hoping someone could shed some light on why she has these dirty areas and why I can't get rid of them also if anyone has any suggestions on how to get rid of them that would be much appreciated !
Try baby wipes
 

Jaycee

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Hi there. My sphynx Ophelia has developed built up oil areas on her belly back legs, around her butt and one spot on her neck. I know it is not her coloring because she didn't have these spots when I first got here a year ago when she was three. I've tried washing the area and I tried coconut oil. She gets a bath weekly and I was hoping someone could shed some light on why she has these dirty areas and why I can't get rid of them also if anyone has any suggestions on how to get rid of them that would be much appreciated !
I'm having the same issue and now my sphynx is really dry an flaky. I used degreaser and it made his skin drier. I'm at my wits end. I have no idea what to do.
 
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