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Josephinelp

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My 12 year old sphynx did not come down for breakfast this morning. He always comes for food! He is very lathargic. He has some scratchs and the outer tips of his ears are red and pus filled bumps. Also has some pus filled bumps on back and tummy. Went to vet and was given antibiotic shot. Was also given appetite stimulant. Returned home and ate and drank but still lathargic. All blood work normal with very slight WBC increase. This all happened today and getting worse. No changes in environment or food. Nothing different. Indoor only.
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Any help would be appreciated!
 

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Toa and Ross

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Sorry to hear your boy is not feeling well.
Never saw an allergic reaction like that. It seems like it are blisters. But don't know if there's a skin disease that causes blisters? Was he in the sun much?
Hope other members chime in for advice.

Sending healing vibes to your boy.
 

Shmeeps

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Here's a giant shot in the dark . Do you have any plants in the house? The rash looks like its in places on his body where he would rub up against things. It also may be an insect bite/bites. Not sure where you live, I live in Fl and to me they looked like red ant bites.
 

Josephinelp

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Here's a giant shot in the dark . Do you have any plants in the house? The rash looks like its in places on his body where he would rub up against things. It also may be an insect bite/bites. Not sure where you live, I live in Fl and to me they looked like red ant bites.
 

Josephinelp

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Plants are out of reach and he is an indoor cat. He does sit on his cat tree which is in front of a window but has done so for years. Live in NC. He is feeling better and eating and drinking a lot. Ears are drying and forming scabs. Still don't know what this is so I can prevent happening again. Thank you for your help!
 

Josephinelp

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Sorry to hear your boy is not feeling well.
Never saw an allergic reaction like that. It seems like it are blisters. But don't know if there's a skin disease that causes blisters? Was he in the sun much?
Hope other members chime in for advice.

Sending healing vibes to your boy.
Sorry to hear your boy is not feeling well.
Never saw an allergic reaction like that. It seems like it are blisters. But don't know if there's a skin disease that causes blisters? Was he in the sun much?
Hope other members chime in for advice.

Sending healing vibes to your boy.
Thanks so much for your help. His cat tree is in front of a window but has been for years. He did have the FVRP vaccine 10 days ago but vet is unsure if this is a reaction. He is eating and drinking a lot now and ears are scabbing. Just weird.
 

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Wow sorry I missed this. My first thought was sun excessive sun exposure. Please update us when you can...kudos to you for getting to your vet quickly.


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Sheldon13

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It does look like a bacterial skin infection to me. That doesn’t mean it started that way. It definitely could be local burns that got infected. When did you notice the problem? Did it worsen with time? Did it change?


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Toa and Ross

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Good to hear he's eating and drinking a lot noe and his ears are scabbing. Hope it was just a one time issue!
 
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