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Genki's rashy skin

Angelalee4649

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Hello all,

I've been taking care of my mother's cat Genki. Unfortunately my mom has passed in April and it's been tough trying to get him taken care of. I've gotten so much help from this forum and I appreciate everyone's support!

I got the bathing thing figured out, his food is good, and his litter is perfect...

BUT

He has developed rashes all over his body! I know it's not his food, litter, or body soap because we haven't changed it. Not the laundry soap either since we use the same sensitive baby soap that my mom was using for his clothes.

There were few things that changed, which is his wash cloth, and more frequent cooking.

I purchased a microfiber wash cloth for his bath since it's nice and soft. I'm not sure if that's the issue possibly?

I didn't cook much after my mom passed, but recently I started to cook more. I don't know if oil splatter being on the kitchen for that's causing the issue? I do know that he's allergic to beef.

Another thing I can think of is seasonal allergy... Is that common for sphynx?

I'm just not sure what to do to help him other than applying the prescribed cream that my mom had for him and wipe him down often.

Do you think I should take him to the vet to see what they say?

I am going to try and give him Zyrtec tomorrow and bathe him and keep an eye out for few days.

Does anyone have any advice or opinion?

Thank you so much!

-Angela
 

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Hi Angela!

Allergies are tough. They can start anytime throughout the cat's life. The Zyrtec may be a good idea to start.

How often are you bathing him? (Some cats get worse with more frequent baths)
Does he wear clothes often? (sometimes the heat from the clothes can cause rashes/allergies)
Do use the same laundry soap that your mom used on your clothes also?
Did he move to a new city when moved in with you? (Could be different outdoor allergens at play or just a bad year in general for pollen/grass etc.)

When in doubt a vet visit is always recommended just for reassurance if nothing else.

Best of luck! Keep us posted on Genki's progress. (I love the name btw)
 

Angelalee4649

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Unfortunately cats can develop allergies at any point in their life and to things they had no issues with in the past. Does he always wear clothes?


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Hello!

Yes, he always wore clothes and he's 8 years old. He's always cold so he wear them constantly. And if he takes his clothes off, he'll lick himself to bleed. I see that many kitties here doesn't wear anything. I've never seen Genki not wearing anything lol.
 

Angelalee4649

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Hi Angela!

Allergies are tough. They can start anytime throughout the cat's life. The Zyrtec may be a good idea to start.

How often are you bathing him? (Some cats get worse with more frequent baths)
Does he wear clothes often? (sometimes the heat from the clothes can cause rashes/allergies)
Do use the same laundry soap that your mom used on your clothes also?
Did he move to a new city when moved in with you? (Could be different outdoor allergens at play or just a bad year in general for pollen/grass etc.)

When in doubt a vet visit is always recommended just for reassurance if nothing else.

Best of luck! Keep us posted on Genki's progress. (I love the name btw)
Hello!

He does always wear clothes, and only takes them off when we bathe him. If I take clothes off of him, he'll lick himself to bleed. And he's always cold and my mom never had clothes on him so I did the same. I've never really seem him not wear anything.

I used to bathe him once a week, but I'm trying to do every 2 weeks and wipe him down when he gets rashy.

I use regular laundry soap and he uses the baby one. I don't think that's a problem since that hasnt changed, but I might start using same detergent as him to see if that changed anything.

Mom and I lived together and we haven't moved, so the environment hasn't changed.

I'll give him the allergy med(1/2 pill) and bathe him today, and watch how we does and report back!

Thank you!
 

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@Angelalee4649 , some do get prickle heat rash from clothing. do you use johnson & johnson shampoo ? some can be sensitive too since it has a different Ph. there is a thread with shampoos members use. sharing for info.


perhaps try leaving clothes off and use a soft cone , a flower cone some use in group, similiar to this one

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my Toby has seasonal allergies, (reverse sneezing not skin issues). my vet gave me a dosage of "chlor tabs" for his weight and instructions. 1/4 or half tab depending on weight. they make a specific animal version and my vet sent me to walmart for the people version for $3 . **I suggest to always check with vet before giving meds. perhaps you could call his vet and ask if the chlortab and what dosage if the zyrtec doesn't help. my vet had me use it on my dog with skin allergies and my neighs vet has her use it for her dogs skin/allergies

let us know of the biweekly baths go... what do you wipe him down with? perhaps sensitive to the ingredients?
I do wipe downs with trizultra with keto ( I use to wipe out clean ears ) and it is dual purpose labelled as a skin flush.
I do bi weekly wipe down with it (** I do not use on face). really gets the brown off bellies, armpits, necks chins, etc. I use it to wipe around nail beds too.
been using for a decade without any issues with my crew. I can go a looong time between full baths now.
I get it online and use swissper cotton pads from walmart.

we are here for you. hugs n head smooches.
 

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Angelalee4649

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@Angelalee4649 , some do get prickle heat rash from clothing. do you use johnson & johnson shampoo ? some can be sensitive too since it has a different Ph. there is a thread with shampoos members use. sharing for info.


perhaps try leaving clothes off and use a soft cone , a flower cone some use in group, similiar to this one

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my Toby has seasonal allergies, (reverse sneezing not skin issues). my vet gave me a dosage of "chlor tabs" for his weight and instructions. 1/4 or half tab depending on weight. they make a specific animal version and my vet sent me to walmart for the people version for $3 . **I suggest to always check with vet before giving meds. perhaps you could call his vet and ask if the chlortab and what dosage if the zyrtec doesn't help. my vet had me use it on my dog with skin allergies and my neighs vet has her use it for her dogs skin/allergies

let us know of the biweekly baths go... what do you wipe him down with? perhaps sensitive to the ingredients?
I do wipe downs with trizultra with keto ( I use to wipe out clean ears ) and it is dual purpose labelled as a skin flush.
I do bi weekly wipe down with it (** I do not use on face). really gets the brown off bellies, armpits, necks chins, etc. I use it to wipe around nail beds too.
been using for a decade without any issues with my crew. I can go a looong time between full baths now.
I get it online and use swissper cotton pads from walmart.

we are here for you. hugs n head smooches.
Hello!

Thank you so much again for your help

I think I'll keep the clothes off him today after bath and see what happens. I'll order the soft cone today!

I'm not sure if he has a vet that goes to regularly. I did take over his pet insurance so there are few vets/hospitals he's been to listed, but last time I called some on the list, they didn't have too much info for him.

I'll keep an eye on him for a week and schedule an appointment if it doesn't get better.

I wipe him down in between bath with just warm microfiber cloth. I did order the trizultra with keto so I'm waiting for that in mail.

I'll keep you all updated, thank you!!!!
 

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Angelalee4649

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Hello!

Thank you so much again for your help

I think I'll keep the clothes off him today after bath and see what happens. I'll order the soft cone today!

I'm not sure if he has a vet that goes to regularly. I did take over his pet insurance so there are few vets/hospitals he's been to listed, but last time I called some on the list, they didn't have too much info for him.

I'll keep an eye on him for a week and schedule an appointment if it doesn't get better.

I wipe him down in between bath with just warm microfiber cloth. I did order the trizultra with keto so I'm waiting for that in mail.

I'll keep you all updated, thank you!!!!
@Angelalee4649 , some do get prickle heat rash from clothing. do you use johnson & johnson shampoo ? some can be sensitive too since it has a different Ph. there is a thread with shampoos members use. sharing for info.


perhaps try leaving clothes off and use a soft cone , a flower cone some use in group, similiar to this one

View attachment 111578

my Toby has seasonal allergies, (reverse sneezing not skin issues). my vet gave me a dosage of "chlor tabs" for his weight and instructions. 1/4 or half tab depending on weight. they make a specific animal version and my vet sent me to walmart for the people version for $3 . **I suggest to always check with vet before giving meds. perhaps you could call his vet and ask if the chlortab and what dosage if the zyrtec doesn't help. my vet had me use it on my dog with skin allergies and my neighs vet has her use it for her dogs skin/allergies

let us know of the biweekly baths go... what do you wipe him down with? perhaps sensitive to the ingredients?
I do wipe downs with trizultra with keto ( I use to wipe out clean ears ) and it is dual purpose labelled as a skin flush.
I do bi weekly wipe down with it (** I do not use on face). really gets the brown off bellies, armpits, necks chins, etc. I use it to wipe around nail beds too.
been using for a decade without any issues with my crew. I can go a looong time between full baths now.
I get it online and use swissper cotton pads from walmart.

we are here for you. hugs n head smooches.
Hello!

I wiped him down today with trizultra with keto! I think his skin looks calmer. He smells a little funny now because of the truzultra lol. I'll wipe him down twice per week to see if it improves!

I got him a soft cone too. He doesn't hate it too much which is great.

Thank you so much!
 

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@Angelalee4649 , thank you for keeping us updated on sweet Genki. glad his skin looks much calmer and he is such a good boy with his soft cone! great job Team Genki... hopeful for more good news updates. Trizultra has been great with my crew over the years. I use it for biweekly wipe downs (but NOT on face).. really gets the brown off the belly. armpits chins, necks, legs, tails here. I can go a loong time between full spa day baths. I use the trizultra to wipe out ears too and clean around nail beds ( I use swissper small cotton rounds and do gently push around each toe nail bed in case of any hidden gunk.

mine play rough sometimes, I dab the scrapes with the trizulta and found healed up quick.
thanks for sharing pics of adorable Genki and the products. we are here for you Team Genki! hugs n head smooches. {=

when you get a chance, feel free to share the shampoo pic and your thoughts on it on the link of the shampoo ? quoted above . would be very helpful to all and perhaps your review of the aurocin ear cleaner :)
 
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Angelalee4649

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@Angelalee4649 , thank you for keeping us updated on sweet Genki. glad his skin looks much calmer and he is such a good boy with his soft cone! great job Team Genki... hopeful for more good news updates. Trizultra has been great with my crew over the years. I use it for biweekly wipe downs (but NOT on face).. really gets the brown off the belly. armpits chins, necks, legs, tails here. I can go a loong time between full spa day baths. I use the trizultra to wipe out ears too and clean around nail beds ( I use swissper small cotton rounds and do gently push around each toe nail bed in case of any hidden gunk.

mine play rough sometimes, I dab the scrapes with the trizulta and found healed up quick.
thanks for sharing pics of adorable Genki and the products. we are here for you Team Genki! hugs n head smooches. {=

when you get a chance, feel free to share the shampoo pic and your thoughts on it on the link of the shampoo ? quoted above . would be very helpful to all and perhaps your review of the aurocin ear cleaner :)
Thank you so much!

He's still rashy but it made his skin look much better! I'll wipe him down twice per week and keep close eyes on it.

I don't know if I know about the product well enough to make a post, but I'll share my thoughts on it sometimes soon!

Thanks again!
 
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