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sigridur

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Hi so I'm new hear I've had my sphynx for 2 weeks today :) I was wondering, he seems to be getting pretty dirty fast, i gave him a quick bath yesterday and he's already pretty brown on the chest area and back legs and around his butt - so i took a wash cloth and cleaned most of it away but what can i do to prevent this happening like everyday? I'm going to be bathing him 1 time a week and i have done it twice now. Is he getting dry after baths or something so his body is making more of that oil than usually or? heelp :)
 

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Hello and welcome :) that's very normal...I find that dawn dish soap works great! I only bath him every 10 days because I don't wanna dry his skin out.
 

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I use D'grease shampoo and have to say the cats stay pretty clean between their weekly baths. The brown you are talking about might be from not fully rinsing well enough. I have had that happen to me and in the exact same areas. Kind of a brownish/orange color. Probably because they are harder area to get at.. Be sure to use fresh water for rinsing and when you think they are fully rinsed, do it one more time...lol.


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Hello and welcome :) that's very normal...I find that dawn dish soap works great! I only bath him every 10 days because I don't wanna dry his skin out.
yeah i'm trying not to bathe him to often because i've read that they just get dirtier too if they are always being bathed, which makes sense just like our hair if i wash it every day it gets greasy a lot faster it's pretty similar how that works :) I also don't want his skin to get dry
 

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I use D'grease shampoo and have to say the cats stay pretty clean between their weekly baths. The brown you are talking about might be from not fully rinsing well enough. I have had that happen to me and in the exact same areas. Kind of a brownish/orange color. Probably because they are harder area to get at.. Be sure to use fresh water for rinsing and when you think they are fully rinsed, do it one more time...lol.


Patti
Aahh okay that might be it, Im just going to use baby wipes for a few days and when i bathe him next time i'll be careful to rinse him very well! i'm still getting the hold of bathing him, he really doesn't like being in the tub but he'll get used to it :)
 

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mine is like that too shes so light you can see all the dirt i usually bath her once a week sih it usually goes over to a week and a half or so
 

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my girl gets dirty the day after a bath. I've tried the D Grease, coconut oil, baby shampoo, dawn dish soap and currently use Earthbath hypoallergenic and find it works the best. No matter how much I rinse she is still a dirty gremlin. Lol. I'm just resigned to using a warm wash cloth to spot clean between baths.
 

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my girl gets dirty the day after a bath. I've tried the D Grease, coconut oil, baby shampoo, dawn dish soap and currently use Earthbath hypoallergenic and find it works the best. No matter how much I rinse she is still a dirty gremlin. Lol. I'm just resigned to using a warm wash cloth to spot clean between baths.
I'm in the same boat. The Earthbath has been great for Zoa's skin and cleans her really well, but she's a dirtball and gets grimy again right away. I think it's her litter.
 

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@Helsinki I think it's the litter too, but I'm not changing it! Too scared one will start going potty on the floor again, I'd rather have a dirty cat than chance it! Haha
 

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Hi so I'm new hear I've had my sphynx for 2 weeks today :) I was wondering, he seems to be getting pretty dirty fast, i gave him a quick bath yesterday and he's already pretty brown on the chest area and back legs and around his butt - so i took a wash cloth and cleaned most of it away but what can i do to prevent this happening like everyday? I'm going to be bathing him 1 time a week and i have done it twice now. Is he getting dry after baths or something so his body is making more of that oil than usually or? heelp :)
A bit of Coconut oil in the hard spots helps also - here are some good tips too- http://sphynxlair.com/community/threads/bathing-your-sphynx-cat-and-why.2360/
 
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I use D'grease shampoo and have to say the cats stay pretty clean between their weekly baths. The brown you are talking about might be from not fully rinsing well enough. I have had that happen to me and in the exact same areas. Kind of a brownish/orange color. Probably because they are harder area to get at.. Be sure to use fresh water for rinsing and when you think they are fully rinsed, do it one more time...lol.


Patti
Yes Patti it's all in the rinse, this time I let the water run (I know they don't like the noise) but it did make a difference Sincere & Amirah tend to turn colors the very next day. This time they did not.
 

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It is best not to wash them too often because it will backfire on you and you will end up with a oiler cat and therefore dirtier cat.
The Pet D'Grease does get them really clean but only use a tiny tiny amount like a nickel size amount, and rinse well with fresh water.

Good luck
Christina
 
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