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  1. kalliee129

    kalliee129Senior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    I swear I'm not a bad mommy but I didn't put any sun block on Meecho this monday. I mean she was in the house all day and I didn't think she would get exposed to the sun. Well I completely forgot the skylight in the bathroom, althought I don't know how since that is where the litter box is. Anyway she now has a very pink/red head with tiny little bumps on it. Anyone have a cure? :tinysmile_fatgrin_t
     

  2. kerrie78

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    If it doesn't go away like sunburn should I would consult your vet, if it is sore for her in the meantime you could give her an oatmeal bath to soothe her skin.
     
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    I agree with kerrie, if it doesn't get better see your vet. They have special topical creams that wont harm your baby if they lick it.:tinysmile_grin_t:
     
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    I looked at some stuff through the house for sunburn... they have so many chemicals in them i would be worried about lathering them up with them; if it were me i would do the oatmeal baths if she is uncomfortable... if no better in a few days give your vet a call. I know sphynx skin is comparable to a "baby's" skin but cats are strange on what they can tolerate as far as chemicals so i would check with your vet before trying anything on her.
     
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    on the subject of sunburn, what is the best sunscreen to use on our little guys? Xerx wants to hang outside on the porch a lot and I'm scared he's going to get burnt!
     
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    Streakin, is that not a perfect name for a sphynx or what?

    I took ButterBall outside once. He was exposed to direct sunlight for about 10 minutes. He developed freckles. Like freckles you see after a sunburn. I'm not sure if the sun caused it or not but I hope it's not the beginnings of melanomas. He's beginning to reach his sexual maturity so it might just be a natural change. How much sun is too much? Even for the most pasty white person, ten minutes isn't enough to cause a burn is it?
     
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    First the sunburn will go away in a few days, Leo has gotten it A couple of times even with sunblock I think they just love the sun so much they don't know when to go cool off and when they get so hot they do get red and A bit rashy. Second I use baby sun block, the spray on kind is good just be sure to cover there face. :tinysmile_twink_t:
     
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    Thanks for all the advice everyone. The burn went away and with it the bumps. I think she actually learned her lesson because she isn't actually bathing in the sun anymore. Just to be safe I do put her sunblock on. Streakin the sunblock my vet said was good after I showed it to her is called "california baby" it actually is 100% chemical free. You can find it in natural food stores or target in the baby section. It can be a little gunky to put on, but Meecho doesn't seem to mind it and I actually love the smell.
     
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    Great, I will check out Target this weekend (yet another excuse to shop haha)
     
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    I like the bath picture streakin!:tinysmile_fatgrin_t