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Skin Condition on my cat

kleomia

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One of my Sphynx cats has develop a skin condition. He is 11 years old. I have had him at the vet for numerous tests from Cancer Scans to Skin Biopsies. The cancer scans were negative and the skin biopsies did not reveal anything. Both my cats are indoor cats and do not go outside. Does anybody know what it is or the cause of it.
Thank you
 

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MollysMom

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Does he lick or scratch at it? Does it appear painful? I have never seen that, hoping someone else will chime in!!
 

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Glad to see a pre senior boy - sending healing thoughts. I am too hoping someone will chime in..
Any topical treatments put on? Change of food, bath wash, your laundry detergent especially drier sheets and fabric softener, does he wear sweaters ?

I got bumps all over my arms once and it was a reaction to a certain brand fabric softener..
Does it itch him?
Did the vet treat with any shots for allergies? Ointments?

I keep vetericyn 8 oz spray on hand for minor skin irritation spots.. Works well
What was the vet diagnosis?
 

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Welcome to sphynxlair good to have you.
I have never seen skin this bad. Poor baby. I can't understand
why a Vet doesn't know what this is? I would go to another Vet.
Here is a link you can go to. See if there is anything that can help you.
I hope you can find out what is going on. Bless his heart.
I know it has to be hard for you too not knowing how to help your baby.
Please keep us informed about him.
http://sphynxlair.com/community/threads/sphynx-skin-conditions.4236/
 

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@Yoda mom gave some great advice. My guess was an allergic reaction to something. My boy gets bumps if I use too much laundry detergent on his blankets and they are not fully rinsed out. The Vetericyn spray is awesome.
If you absolutely cannot get this thing figured out look for a specialist. Please continue to update us.

Patti
 

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Sorry you are going through this. I went through this for one year. We found out that the reason this was happening was from cancer. The cancer was internal on the kidneys. It was neoplasia lymphoma. We had world leaders internationally look at results and blood tests but they could not work out what was wrong. The reason we found out finally what it was - was because she was very sore on the day she died. She had ultrasounds. I would recommend you get ultrasounds and any x-rays.
 

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Poor baby! Is there a University near by? Their vet hospitals are usually excellent. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way
 

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Hi all
One of my Sphynx cats has develop a skin condition. He is 11 years old. I have had him at the vet for numerous tests from Cancer Scans to Skin Biopsies. The cancer scans were negative and the skin biopsies did not reveal anything. Both my cats are indoor cats and do not go outside. Does anybody know what it is or the cause of it.
Thank you
Have you changed food? Perhaps allergies of some sort or allergic reaction to something?
 

lovemysphynxes

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Hi all
One of my Sphynx cats has develop a skin condition. He is 11 years old. I have had him at the vet for numerous tests from Cancer Scans to Skin Biopsies. The cancer scans were negative and the skin biopsies did not reveal anything. Both my cats are indoor cats and do not go outside. Does anybody know what it is or the cause of it.
Thank you

Hi Kleomia,
I just joined this group today as I was searching for sphynx skin conditions. Your post is exactly what one of my spynxes has. The bumps are all scabby and a bit flaky like your photos.
I have a father and son sphynx. The father is 11 and pink and has no problem. The son who is 8 developped this condition about a year ago. The son, Matrix, is pink skin coloured and has black scabs all over his muzzle in a crust. Also, small brown ones below his ears on his face between eye and ear. Also, a few patches on his neck and some flakes starting on his side.
They don't bother him the least.
I don't believe that it is an organism like fungus, virus, or bacterial because his father has nothing. I also have 2 devons who have no problems. They all eat the same, lick each other, and sleep together.
My vet thought it may be auto immune and we put him on a short round of steroids which did nothing.
Also, Matrix's mother lives at my friend's and she has the condition as well, more so on her body.
We all think that it has something to do with the oil glands.
I tried wiping his face with oil, which made it worse-black and gunky. I wiped it a bit with witch hazel and helped a bit.
What I do now is just wipe his face each morning with a warm wet washcloth. He is ok with this and it keeps it drier.
I sometimes pick off the scabs on his muzzle and it is pink or occas. sl. bleeding. The scab reforms, though, in a couple of days.
I am not concerned as it doesn't bother him and just seems to be genetic and not environmental.
I may post a picture of him but it is kinda gross, even though he is a wonderful cat.
He is the most loveable cat and doesn't seem to care about his scarface.
Hope that helps that someone else has this issue but I hesitate to do much testing (biopsy) because from what I've read, the vet tests all come back negative.
Thanks.
 
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