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Seppo

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Hello

I'm new to sphynxies and am in a bit of a panic before I call the vet! Seppo is a young black sphynx. I came home from a weekend away (over which time my friend, the vet, was cat sitting and he was glued to her a lot!) and he's got a lighter patch of skin on his side (about a square centimetre, very random shape). It's texture is no different to the rest of the skin and there's been no injury - it just looks like someone has dyed it.
Does anyone have any ideas about this or experience of it ? The only other health problem he has is that he is a bit squitty and produces very smelly poo.

Many thanks

Karin
 

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Can you post pics of both the discoloration and the squinting?
 

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Thank you for your reply,, Helsinki. Here are some photos. He's not squinting, but squitty (as in loose poo) and has been for a while which I think is him settling in and I am trying different foods to help him. The discoloration to his skin is new, and it almost looks as though something has dripped down him, the more I look at it. There's no injury or burning or roughness to the skin and it does not bother him at all.
 

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He might have taken the top layer off his skin in that patchy area or come into contact with a cleaning chemical?
 

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It looks like it is just his coloring, but if the texture if different or if you are concerned, I would suggest having the vet take a quick look at it to put your mind at ease.
 

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Thank you Pussiette. If that's the case, I hope this will not do anything permanently or do any other damage.
 

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Thank you PrimateLove. I'll talk to the vet. Does anyone know if darker skin does change colour in patches ? This is definitely new and was not there on Friday when I left for the weekend.
 

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I agree that it just looks like the coloring of your kitty. If its a burn or injury, it would be pink, scabby, oozy- any of those. It looks smooth just like the rest of his skin. I doubt it was an injury that happened while you were away as you were not gone long enough for an injury like that to heal.
 

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Thanks! This agrees with what my vet says - he is maybe changing his skin colour a little. Very strange! But the only important thing is that he is healthy and happy :)
 

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Thanks! This agrees with what my vet says - he is maybe changing his skin colour a little. Very strange! But the only important thing is that he is healthy and happy :)

My baby is a very similar color to yours and over the time I have had him he seems to have got a few white/pink blobs too. They are not raised or anything, just a different color. Weird. I have noticed that sometimes it happens when he gets a scratch or an injection , the skin around it turns the pink color and never goes back to blue.
 

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Hello

I'm new to sphynxies and am in a bit of a panic before I call the vet! Seppo is a young black sphynx. I came home from a weekend away (over which time my friend, the vet, was cat sitting and he was glued to her a lot!) and he's got a lighter patch of skin on his side (about a square centimetre, very random shape). It's texture is no different to the rest of the skin and there's been no injury - it just looks like someone has dyed it.
Does anyone have any ideas about this or experience of it ? The only other health problem he has is that he is a bit squitty and produces very smelly poo.

Many thanks

Karin
The loose and smelly poo is not uncommon in sphynx... As you will see in the volumes written on here about poo it cans be nerves, their food or a sickness that can cause it.

I have a black sphynx too, and she occasionally gets a white patch like that where her fine fur has rubbed off (or from playing rough and getting scratched).
 
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