Not oily at all! How many baths per month?

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  1. SelinaKyle

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    Hello All!

    So Ive had my naked kitty for 4 months now and I have to say I'm surprised at the fact she is not oily at all. Her skin is nice a soft! I was told by the breeder to only bath her a couple times a month, which she does not like.

    I'm trying an experiment and have waited 3 1/2 weeks since I've given her a bath and I've noticed she's not getting oily or icky feeling. However I do change her clothes every couple of days and notice that they get dirty but her sleeping spots don't.

    My question is how often should I bathe her?
     

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    I'm to new to this breed to give a steady answer but I'm sure someone more experienced will chime in.
    I personally would say if your baby isn't too oily/sticky/smelly then she maybe doesn't need one?
    Or maybe could take a wash cloth that's rather warm (not hot and not cold, just warm like they like it) and fresh her up a bit like that instead of a real bath? (just throwing idea's out there)

    My sphynx cat is dirty! is a nice article here on where to oily feeling comes from :LOL:
     
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    Only bath your girl when she's dirty or oily. The less bathing, the better. I bath my sphynx boys once a month cause they're dirty by that time. I bsth my girls less, once in 2 months cause they don't get dirty.
     
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    I bathe Ollie once every week because he gets SO dirty if I don't bathe him. Once, I didn't bathe him for two weeks and he looked like he had just bathed in mud.
    But for your girl, maybe only bathe her when she's dirty. If she doesn't seem to get dirty, maybe bathe her every three weeks or so?
    All of this is based on everything I've read and taking care of Ollie. I'm sure someone more experienced with the breed will answer.
    Hope you find what's right for you and your baby!
     
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    My oldest boy is VERY very oily. He’s a white & blue but mostly white. I keep sweaters on him as it helps absorb the oils and keep my furniture clean! I use to bath him once a week and now we do every other week. He likes baths.

    His little brother isn’t oily at all. He’s a blue & white tuxedo, mainly blue (grey). I bath him once a month. He likes them too.

    I think the thing that gets dirty most is their nails & feet. We spot clean as needed and clean nails weekly (they don’t love that!).

    I’ve heard the darker the skin the less oils they produce.
     
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    I can go easy a month + for full spa days since I switched foods .
    Twice a week ear cleaning and nail trimming and nail bed cleaning and touch up wipe downs
    I have white sheets and no staining
     
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    I also found since switching litters it’s helped reduce dirtiness. We use yesterday’s news - recycled paper pellets, zero dust, tracking, etc. We once tried a walnut litter and it let off so much red dust my boy was a mess!!! LOL