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Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by marilyn, May 15, 2010.

  1. marilyn

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    Can you put lotion on sphynx skin? And if so what do you use or prefer?
     

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    I use coconut oil on him before his bath. I rub some on his skin and let it sit for about 15 minutes before bathing. It helps get all of the grease and grime off without scrubbing and after his bath his skin is so amazingly soft.

    I would be cautious of putting a lotion on Sphynx skin because when they clean they will be licking it off of their skin. I would stick with coconut oil. I put it on my hair for a couple of hours before my shower and it was so soft after my shampoo!
     
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      I use Coconut oil as well before bath time. I massage it into her skin for 5 minutes or so before bath time and when I use the J&J shampoo on her all the dirt just falls right off. Its so nice and easy and makes bath time a breeze.
       
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        Sphynx dont usually need lotion, as far as moisturizing goes and with cats many products are toxic, even when it is safe for human babies. Coconut oil is the only thing I've ever used.
        Although I wonder if vegetable oil does the same thing??
         
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          I would think it does the same thing, however I must say Coconut oil smells much better! lol
           
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            Do you use 100% natural coconut oil.. Like the stuff you use to make soap with.... Or does it contain anything else in it... I have some but it is pretty raw... and very oily... I mean it gets everywhere when you use it. I bought it just before Christmas because my daughters and I made homemade lip balms. It actually looks like a solid. It is white and when you touch it, it just melts in your hand from your body heat. And when I say oily! I mean oily! Would that be what you guys are referring to..
             
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            Yup that is the stuff! Just pure coconut oil. My breeder gave me a homemade recipe that uses coconut oil, emu oil and vitamin E oil, all mixed together and then re-solidified. It works great!
             
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              Yes that's it! When I first used it on Gable I used a bit too much and he was like a little greased piggy! He was not impressed when I put it all on his toes/nails and he kept shaking his paws. We were laughing so hard! Again, he was not at all impressed with his humans. He did clean up so nicely though with no scrubbing and his skin was not at all greasy. He was just nice and soft.
               
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              I know! I love greasing Snuffie up. She feels like a greasy little thing but she is so much fun to try and hold on too when she is all greasy. lol Luckily she never really tries to "run",,she always tries to "walk" out of the sink if I don't have my hand on her breastbone all the time. She always feels like a wil baby after bathtime. I love it!
               
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              I always put Gable's towel in the dryer right before his bath, so it is nice and warm for him. I love snuggling him up after his bath. He will let me just hold him there like a little baby in his towel.
               
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              i use coconut oil before kimo's baths. he's never had a problem with dry skin.

              hairless rats some times have problems with dry skin. for them, i'll take a small amount of olive oil, warm in up, and give them a nice massage with it. it's safe when ingested and such a wonderful moisturizer. i've never tried it on kimo, but like i said, he's not had an issue with dry skin.
               
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              .....he was like a little greased piggy!

              That made me chuckle. Naked kitties are slippery enough when wet. Adding extra coconut oil to the equation must have made for a memorable bath.​
               
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              do you put anything on them when they sit in the window, directly in sun?
               
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              So my question is where do you buy 100% coconut oil? Sorry I'm new to this as well and really don't like using harsh chemicals on anything to get get it clean, especially my babies.
               
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              Where do you purchase coconut oil? Winnie is hard to get clean sometimes and so I would love to try this! :)
               
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              You can buy coconut oil in a large jar at Walmart in the cooking oil section. It is best to use cold pressed as it is closer to the purest form. You can also buy from natural supply stores online but it is more expensive plus shipping.:Smile: