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post #1 of 29
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Both Corwin and Mia have ringworm!! I have to take Lilly,Sapphire, and Blaze in to see the Vet in a few mintues to see if they also have it.I don't forsee Blaze having it, as she doesn't go anywhere around the kits.I'm having them treated today,in 2 weeks and then re-check in another 2 weeks to see if they still have it.If so, then they get treated then also.All visits will cost $100.00 The Vets Assistant told me most people don't even bring their cats/dogs in for ring worm and that I must "really love my cats".Well DUH!!! The Vet, we've used him for MANY years, said "you don't know how much she loves them.Most of her babies come from the shelter and she's allergic to cats". I was so proud!!!
I saw what ringworm looks like under the black light......like a bright flourescent green color.
Now, to treat the WHOLE house for it and keep an eye on the skin kids.
Nikki, be VERY prepared for a TON of questions!!!
post #2 of 29
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
Both Corwin and Mia have ringworm!! I have to take Lilly,Sapphire, and Blaze in to see the Vet in a few mintues to see if they also have it.I don't forsee Blaze having it, as she doesn't go anywhere around the kits.I'm having them treated today,in 2 weeks and then re-check in another 2 weeks to see if they still have it.If so, then they get treated then also.All visits will cost $100.00 The Vets Assistant told me most people don't even bring their cats/dogs in for ring worm and that I must "really love my cats".Well DUH!!! The Vet, we've used him for MANY years, said "you don't know how much she loves them.Most of her babies come from the shelter and she's allergic to cats". I was so proud!!!
I saw what ringworm looks like under the black light......like a bright flourescent green color.
Now, to treat the WHOLE house for it and keep an eye on the skin kids.
Nikki, be VERY prepared for a TON of questions!!!
Aww! I'm so sorry about this. And yes, you DO love your babies! Skin and fur
post #3 of 29
I would have them all treated just be on the safe side. and it's a given that you love all of your babies! at the shelter where I volunteer, we had a ring worm outbreak in the kitten room and we even treated the ones in the room that didn't have it to be on the safe side. make sure you check that you don't have it as well! ring worm is nasty and I am fortunate that I didn't end up with ring worm when I am the one that found unusual rashes on a kitten in the kitten room. If I didn't look at the kitten and take her to the shelter manager, we would have never known that they had ring worm.
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
Both Corwin and Mia have ringworm!! I have to take Lilly,Sapphire, and Blaze in to see the Vet in a few mintues to see if they also have it.I don't forsee Blaze having it, as she doesn't go anywhere around the kits.I'm having them treated today,in 2 weeks and then re-check in another 2 weeks to see if they still have it.If so, then they get treated then also.All visits will cost $100.00 The Vets Assistant told me most people don't even bring their cats/dogs in for ring worm and that I must "really love my cats".Well DUH!!! The Vet, we've used him for MANY years, said "you don't know how much she loves them.Most of her babies come from the shelter and she's allergic to cats". I was so proud!!!
I saw what ringworm looks like under the black light......like a bright flourescent green color.
Now, to treat the WHOLE house for it and keep an eye on the skin kids.
Nikki, be VERY prepared for a TON of questions!!!
I'm so sorry honey! I hope that it clears up fast, and am sending get well soon vibes to all involved.

post #5 of 29
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Oh, believe me ALL of them will be treated.The Vet said as long as the humans in the house have a strong immune system, they should be o.k. Well, I have Bronchitis right now, so mine is down.I'm keeping an eye on all of us.He held the black light over my arms and you could see the ring worm flakes on me.So, after I get all of them treated,I'm gonna go and scrub in the shower.I bought a HUGE bottle of hand sanitizer when I went to the ER for all of to keep the germs down, this just makes it that much more important to use it and wash our hands REALLY good.
Yes, I love my babies and don't know what I'd do without them.
post #6 of 29
Oh Tammy, I'm sorry to hear that.......you love your animals as much as any of us loves ours, no doubt!! Just be glad you caught it!
post #7 of 29
Oh man that sucks! hope everything clears up quickly!!!
post #8 of 29
I hope you get everybody cleared up quickly!
post #9 of 29
Even if you did happen to get it, you can treat it with any OTC athlete's foot medication, because ringworm is a fungus.

I do feel for you, though, because I've been there...twice. Both cats I adopted (I got them about a year apart) had ringworm when I adopted them. I didn't know they had for about a month, though, because until their hair started to fall out, it was hidden.
post #10 of 29
I have never had one with it and I have never seen it, how do they actually get it? I must be a dummy
post #11 of 29
Out of curiosity, what is the treatment your vet suggests?
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
I have never had one with it and I have never seen it, how do they actually get it? I must be a dummy
Ringworm is spread easily. All it takes is contact with an infected hair, or something holding infected spores(like a couch where an infected cat has slept).

I treated all 5 of mine the second time they had it. Conofite cream 1x a day & Fulvicin liquid 2x a day. Good luck with the treatment! Your house will never ever have been so clean!
post #13 of 29
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From what the Vet told me, long haired cats are VERY prone to getting it and hiding it.It's a flake........like dandruff.Anyone/thing that comes into contact with it, can become infected.Because it is a fungus, it is sooooooooooooooo contageous!!!!
Sapphire and Lilly were both positive for it also.Blaze is not.So, she is now secluded in my room by herself where she will stay.She was treated also to be on the safe side.
My Vet gave them Program.Although it isn't for ringworm,there have been studies that show it cures it faster and more effectivly than the shampoos or lotions.He said with another type of treatment,it would be a pill a day for 6 weeks for each cat.And it would be $100.00 per treatment per cat.And it isn't as good as this is.
I trust my Vet 100% and don't doubt him for one bit.He said I'm in for a long haul with this and cleaning the house.But, it WILL go away.
Nikki told me about some Tek Trol and I'll be ordering some of that here in a few.Plus, I will be ordering some Neem oil shampoo for all of them.
I have bleached their crates in PURE bleach outside.I will let them sit outside over night and then scrub them down.
I will be getting the spray Nikki told me about and doing some MAJOR cleaning of my house.
post #14 of 29
Ring work can be really nasty. Nalini has had it for over a year and I havnt been able to get rid of it.
post #15 of 29
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My Vet also told me to use Lotrimin/Lamisil cream on the spots that I can see on the kits to help clear it up.
Right now all of them are asleep.I had the Vet pill all 5 of them cause I wasn't that brave!!!
post #16 of 29
When I picked up Tammy-Timmy as a stray, the vet said that she had ringworm. I had never seen it before. Got some Lamisil, 10 days later, goodbye ringworm.
post #17 of 29
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I'm using the Lamisil and I orderd the Tex Trol.Plus, they got the treatment from the Vets today.HOPEFULLY, I've caught if soon enough and can get rid of it EASY!!!
post #18 of 29
Sorry to hear that. Can you share some pictures so we know how it looks like? So we know how it is and know what to look out for, just in case.....Thanks. (If it is possible).
post #19 of 29
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SURE!!! I'll take some pics and down load them in a little bit.
post #20 of 29
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SURE!!! I'll take some pics and down load them in a little bit.
Thank you. I think this will be great for everyone as well.
post #21 of 29
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The first pic is of Corwin.I noticed he had a small patch of fur missing.At first I thought it was just normal fur loss around his ear.Then, I thought it may be a food allergy as I just changed their food.But, then I noticed it got kind of flakey looking.He also has a VERY small spot on his toe.But, I can't get a clear pic of it



Next is Mia
She has a spot by her ear also.


If you look REAL close to this pic. you can see a spot above her upper lip also.


Last is Lilly.Her's isn't that bad looking because she hasn't rubbed her meds off yet.Also by her ear



Sapphire is sooooooooo long haired that I can't get a pic of hers either.
I would reccomend if you notice ANY hair loss, get them to the Vets to be checed for ring worm.
post #22 of 29
those poor babies! ring worm sure does suck! I hope they are all cleared up soon!
post #23 of 29
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Sorry they aren't the best quality pics.
Here are some pics I found on the net of ring worm on humans


post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Miagi's_Mommy View Post
those poor babies! ring worm sure does suck! I hope they are all cleared up soon!
Yes it does!!! And the bad thing about it, is I am 99.99% sure they got it from the Vets officeBut, it is possible it came from the shelter.
I'm just thankful I noticed it as soon as I did.It hasn't been more than 3 days since I first saw it on Corwin.
post #25 of 29
Just a word of warning...not all ringworm presents in the "typical" form. Damita had it on her ears, but didn't loose much hair. One kitten at the shelter had it on his...nuts. Some gets spots on their bellies, other on their heads. Some get it on their feet. Sometimes it is scabby, sometimes it is just hairloss. I learned the hard way that ringworm can present in a variety of ways.
post #26 of 29
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You are right!!! I was told there are several different forms of ring worm.It shows as different colors under the black light
post #27 of 29
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Here is an article that I found about ring worm in cats
http://nd.essortment.com/catsandringwo_rrmg.htm
another web site with pics of cats infected
http://www.peteducation.com/article....&articleid=223
here is a part from the above article
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Some veterinarians have recommended using ProgramĀ® (the once-a-month flea pill) at a higher dose to treat ringworm in cats, but its efficacy is controversial. It is generally safe, and its use may be warranted in animals that are debilitated or have other serious medical conditions.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
Yes it does!!! And the bad thing about it, is I am 99.99% sure they got it from the Vets officeBut, it is possible it came from the shelter.
I'm just thankful I noticed it as soon as I did.It hasn't been more than 3 days since I first saw it on Corwin.
yeah, good thing you caught it early! you don't have it right? I sure hope not!
post #29 of 29
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you don't have it right?
So far I don't.But, since I have Bronchitis, the Vet said I am more suseptible (sp) to it.The only good thing that is in my favor, is I'm on Zithromax.
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