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Melishia

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Hi guys,

My recently adopted sphynx Marvin seems to be developing scabs and tiny bumps on his skin around his neck and mouth. Also, small observation, he seems to have a few blackheads around his mouth.
Its been exactly a week since I noticed them. Here's a short history on Marvin. Hes roughly six years old and we adopted him from the SPCA at the end of September. He was a filthy little boy when we got him and now he gets weekly baths.
His new routine is a weekly bath (warm water with a few drops of dawn dish soap). I start by rubbing a bit of unscented coconut oil on his chest where he's the dirtiest (heard it lifts the dirt) and then he gets in the water. I wash him with dove baby shampoo (vet's suggestion).
Those are the only products his skin comes in contact with.
2 days before the scabs started he got vaccinated and the vet recommended a new food for dental care. He loves it but I'm wondering if it might be causing the issue.

Have any of you had this issue or seen this? I'm worried he might be in pain with the scabs around his mouth. Poor guy.

What do you guys think?
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Hi guys,

My recently adopted sphynx Marvin seems to be developing scabs and tiny bumps on his skin around his neck and mouth. Also, small observation, he seems to have a few blackheads around his mouth.
Its been exactly a week since I noticed them. Here's a short history on Marvin. Hes roughly six years old and we adopted him from the SPCA at the end of September. He was a filthy little boy when we got him and now he gets weekly baths.
His new routine is a weekly bath (warm water with a few drops of dawn dish soap). I start by rubbing a bit of unscented coconut oil on his chest where he's the dirtiest (heard it lifts the dirt) and then he gets in the water. I wash him with dove baby shampoo (vet's suggestion).
Those are the only products his skin comes in contact with.
2 days before the scabs started he got vaccinated and the vet recommended a new food for dental care. He loves it but I'm wondering if it might be causing the issue.

Have any of you had this issue or seen this? I'm worried he might be in pain with the scabs around his mouth. Poor guy.

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Yes, ours get these same little marks all the time. Usually its from scratching that area with their nails. Also, bathing so frequently can actually cause them to become dirtier believe it or not, we go months without bathing. Pet shampoo, if possible is always best being the PH in the kin is much different in a cat then a human. :)
 

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Agree it doesn’t look like an allergy to me either. The scratch by the mouth, mine get that from rubbing up against stuff and we had a boy that would get it along his neck and chin from rubbing across stuff as well.
 

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Also, keep in mind that unlike hairy cats, they don’t have fur to protect them from scratching and rubbing against things. :)
 

Melishia

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So just keep it clean and let it heal with time? The vet suggested a sweater for the ones on his chest and neck. I ordered one online. Hopefully it'll make a difference once it gets here!
 

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@Melishia bless you for adopting adorable Marvin and giving him a loving caring home !

Does Marvin rub on his scratching post or cat tree?
Mine get these makes too
I also don't overbath . I can go a month + between spa days with wipe downs in between .
I use Hyylt shampoo - soap free hypo allergenic - in between spa days I put a teenie few drops in a pitcher of warm water with baby face clothes .
I do biweekly nail trims and ear cleaning . Exfoliating gloves are great for spa day .

For ears I like trizultra with Keto wetted om flat round cosmetic rounds . My vet got me hooked on trizultra with Keto years ago. I get it at allivet . I like it bcz it can be used on skin too
As mentioned , vetericyn is a great product :)

Also be sure not to leave on clothing too long - they can get heat rashes underneath . Mine go naked simce my girl got her leg stuck amd nearly fell from a high location

I also get the t/d dental food from the vet - I give as treats
 

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