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kerrie78

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Hi,

This is my 1st Sphynx; he is great! But I read so many conflicting things on what to bathe him with. What is the best type of shampoo to bathe him with?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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Hi, I use baby shampoo, it is very mild and does not irritate the skin. I was using top paw cat shampoo but it seemed to be giving one of my cats a rash, I changed a few month ago to the baby shampoo and problem solved plus they smell just like a baby!
 

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I have a tearless kitten shampoo... I was just worried about skin dicoloration from saliva from him grooming himself... what he grooms is beyond me but he likes to do it! LOL!
 

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Yes my male grooms himself all day but my female could care less. I have never herd of saliva changing skin color? I know that the oil they have in their skin makes them look darker but after a quick bath it goes away.
 

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Yes saliva, tears all of those fluids will discolor skin & fur. It doesn't cause any health issues it just turns it a brown rusty color. My husband wanted a cat after seeing a few at the local shelters... I've never owned a cat (my father hated them)so I've always had dogs and once I became a Vet Tech long ago I found that I liked cats & these guys always intrigued me because of the way people described their personalities...I love him to death... he acts like a dog though!
 

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I use soap actually. When my little buddy get's dirty he reminds me of a person's foot that likes to walk around with no socks on. I think we've all seen the dirty foot. ButterBall's momma sent a care package with soap from http://www.littlenudedudes.com/ It works great. He cleans up rather well with it. For his next bath though I'm working on some kitty armor to cover my arms, shoulders and back.
 

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Thanks for the input.... he is my first cat ever! My dad hated cats when I was younger so we never had one... lots of dogs & I still have 3 dogs too! He fits in perfectly with them though, we haven't even had him a month yet & all 4 are inseparable!
 
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We use a tearless kitten shampoo and it seems to work well. Buffy seems to actually enjoy having a warm bath!
 
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I use soap actually. When my little buddy get's dirty he reminds me of a person's foot that likes to walk around with no socks on. I think we've all seen the dirty foot. ButterBall's momma sent a care package with soap from http://www.littlenudedudes.com/ It works great. He cleans up rather well with it. For his next bath though I'm working on some kitty armor to cover my arms, shoulders and back.
I know this is an old topic but those soaps are great. I highly recommend them. I use LND's soaps and baby shampoo.
 

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@DiegoKitty my crew hates water too. I tried several things to let them get used to water/bathing but they still hate it. So I learned to be fast and use as little water as possible. I fill a big bowl with water, put that one in the bath. I wet a wash cloth and put shampoo on it. Then I take one sphynx too the bathroom. I'll shampoo him/her with the wash cloth and then I put him in the bath, rinse the shampoo with the water out of the bowl while holding my cat firmly. I wear the exfoliating gloves to have a better grip on my cats.

Good luck! Hope you'll find a routine that works well for Mao.

Natasja
 
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