getting fuzzier? | Sphynxlair

getting fuzzier?

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by KushielsTart, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. KushielsTart

    KushielsTartLairian

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Round...
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $366.00
    Ratings:
    +66
    Zuul is just over 7 years old, and she's always been almost completely hairless, but in the last two weeks she has suddenly sprouted a ton of hair! Her flanks and tails are fuzz city! We don't mind of course, she's so soft and adorable. But it seems bizarre to me. Could a food change do this?
     

  2. georgehairlesson

    georgehairlessonSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    STL
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $480.00
    Ratings:
    +72
    George randomly get hair too at times. I have no clue why.
     
  3. MissMySphynxBoys

    MissMySphynxBoysGold Lairian Notable Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,509
    Likes Received:
    2,256
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $502.00
    Ratings:
    +2,259
    My boys were born in the early 90s when outcrossing to Devon Rex was the norm so my thoughts may no longer apply to the breed as it is today. During that time it was common that altered cats slowly became fuzzer as they aged due to hormone level changes. My boys' bare spots stayed bald, but areas of light fuzz grew thicker.
     
  4. ckutkuhn7

    ckutkuhn7Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    5,191
    Likes Received:
    2,873
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $43.00
    Ratings:
    +2,877
    Snuffie has two small areas on each side of her by her hips that get a lil extra fuzzy at times. Two weeks ago it was nearly gone again,,and now it looks like its striving to come back. lol
     
  5. sPhYnxMoMmie

    sPhYnxMoMmieLairian

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $345.00
    Ratings:
    +3
    My Mia gets those same fuzzy spots on her hips they are there one day and the next day the hair would be gone..bizarre!! Our male Jose only gets fuzzier when the weather gets colder! It could very well be the food. We were using Iams at one time and they would always have a fuzz layer (more than usual) and our vet had told us that Iams promoted a strong coat so since we have switched to an all natural it seems to be a bit better.
     
  6. ckutkuhn7

    ckutkuhn7Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    5,191
    Likes Received:
    2,873
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $43.00
    Ratings:
    +2,877
    Snuffie was on Iams prior to 2 or 3 months ago,,her temporary fuzziness still occurs. lol She is now on Blue buffalo.
     
  7. tessblack

    tessblackBanned

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,401
    Likes Received:
    1,130
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $3.00
    Ratings:
    +1,130
    Tux and Twitch were completely hairless when I got them and then about 3 month later they got fuzzy on hips and tail. Looks like they have mange. It is weird because it will all most go all away and then come back again. It is weird looking but I still love them all the same. I just don't understand why it comes and goes.
     
  8. Melonie

    MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    194
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $296.00
    Ratings:
    +195
    My already fuzzy cat looks like a regular cat with mange she has gotten TONS of hair lately. I think it is from the AC.
     
  9. marlene

    marleneV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,985
    Likes Received:
    1,864
    Location:
    Wakeman OH
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $51.00
    Ratings:
    +1,867
    Pedda is 7 too and has gotten more hair over the past several years. She has little tufts over her hips and up between her shoulder blades. Her peach fuzz is a tiny bit thicker too. I think maybe it's just part of the aging process. She's also gotten a lot more fuzz inside her ears.
     
  10. Mug-ys mumma

    Mug-ys mummaV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,219
    Likes Received:
    585
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $381.99
    Ratings:
    +585
    Mug-Y is 8 (9 in October) and is still as bald as bald can be!! The only place he gets hair is on his ears in the winter...i love the fuzzies though! It looks so cute!

    Wonder if it's more prone to aging females than males??

    X
     
  11. georgehairlesson

    georgehairlessonSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    STL
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $480.00
    Ratings:
    +72
    OMG! That is where George gets his hair! LOL! We call it his "side burns".
     
  12. ckutkuhn7

    ckutkuhn7Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    5,191
    Likes Received:
    2,873
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $43.00
    Ratings:
    +2,877
    :LOL: