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Dirty boy

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by BeethovenAndMe, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. BeethovenAndMe

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    My boy, Beethoven, is about 6 months old. I bathe him at least once a week, maximum every three days, but he always looks dirty. He has brown spots everywhere, and the fur between his eyes and above his nose is an icky brown/green colour. I use a Burts Bees shampoo for kittens and I put olive oil on him after a bath for his dry skin. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to order a special shampoo for him?
     

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    Welcome @BeethovenAndMe! Stop using the olive oil after the bath, it's attracting dirt. Try bathing every two weeks or even more. Before the bath, just a touch of coconut oil on the real dirty spots, nose and around eyes - then bath. :)My sphynx cat is dirty!
     
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      I agree with Admin the oil is too much. I just wash Frida with a mild soap or sometimes just wipe her with a warm wash cloth with just water. Frida gets a full bath only once a month and her skin always feels nice and soft. That being said I think you can use the olive oil as admin suggests for the coconut oil. I personally prefer the olive oil because it is less comedogenic than coconut oil. I don't tend to find it necessary though.
      Welcome to the lair and we love to see pictures so please show us your baby! Hope to be hearing from you lots.
       
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        @Jack's here has a store where you can buy organic shampoo.
        Here is the link
        100% Organic Soap For Sphynx

        HyLyt Shampoo, is also good. You can google it, to get the best price.
        Bathing to much will make them more dirty and oiled.
        Plus when you wash rinse, rinse, and rinse.
         
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          @BeethovenAndMe welcome to sphynxlair! Great advice already given so I just jumped in to welcome you.