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Any ideas as to what this may be?? (4 pics)

post #1 of 17
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I was petting Alice tonite and ran my hand across something and upon further investigation, this is what I found:










The white stuff on her fur is some cream I tried to put on it, but decided I should have an idea of what it was befrore I tried to put something on it. Will be going to the vet for a definite diagnosis, but noone is there tonite to get her in now.
post #2 of 17
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All those views and noone has any ideas?
post #3 of 17
None from here, other than something she might have been digging at to irritate it.
post #4 of 17
Dunno - bug bite? Dermatitis? Hard to say.
post #5 of 17
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My fear is it's ringworm...I pray I'm wrong.

That's whay I was asking for opinions.
post #6 of 17
I really can't tell either.I AM going through the ring worm RIGHT NOW!!!
Is it crusty?
post #7 of 17
don't know but i would say that requires a trip to the vet before
it gets infected and so you can find out what that is.

good luck !! let us know what you find out.
post #8 of 17
Here are some pics of my crew with it.They aren't very clear either,but maybe you'll get an idea if it looks the same






I would DEFINATLY get your cat to the Vet for a diagnosis though.
post #9 of 17
i am 99.9% sure it is ringworm but get your cat to the vet!!!
post #10 of 17
sorry to say it is ringworm...my dogs had it for a while...the hair will grow back...you will have to treat it for several weeks
hey how do you put those pics on??
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Laurie314 View Post
sorry to say it is ringworm...my dogs had it for a while...the hair will grow back...you will have to treat it for several weeks
hey how do you put those pics on??
Have you set up a photo bucket account?If not, then set one up by going to www.photobucket.com and upload them there and then you can add them here.Let me know if you need help.PM Me and I'll do what I can to help.


To the OP, it does look like ring worm from the pics.It is VERY contageous and it will spread to you,and humans in the home and any animals.
Make sure to wash your hands really good after handling your cat.
You can use Lotrimin/Lamisil any ring worm/jock itch cream for humans on the spots that you can see.But, it's the ones you can't that are bad.
I bought some Neem shampoo to bath mine in and like I said I took mine to the Vet for treatment.

A Vet visit is necessary for a diagnosis and treatment though.
post #12 of 17
Is it just the one spot? Is it flaking? It looks like there is blood on it. Is there an actual cut/bleeding/scab? Is the area hot, puffy or smell bad?
The reason I ask is because ringworm tends to be pretty benign in appearance. On my kittens it looked like just little bald spots. We didn't know until we hit the vet what it was. It is a severe pain in the ass to get rid of because the fungal spores get caught in the cat's fur and spread around.
If it's swollen/cut/bloody/stinky/etc. it could be an abcess. If your cat is indoor/outdoor, or you have other kitties, they could have gotten a wound from a claw. It gets infected and the hair falls out. Then it eventually drains on it's own or you or your vet can lance and drain it.

I'd go to the vet if you just can't tell what it is.

Devlyn
post #13 of 17
Ringworm will glow under black light so hold one up and see what happens. But dirt and stuff will also show up so be aware of that.
post #14 of 17
If they dig at it enough, it will cause it to bleed some.
I wonder if it's an abcess like was mentioned? Have you ever heard of warbles?(sp)
post #15 of 17
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UPDATE!!

Ok, we got Alice in to see th vet this morning...IT'S NOT RINGWORM!!! YEA!!! At least that whet they said. According to them, it's like a scrape of sorts that has already started to heal...antibiotics and betadine to flush it out and she'll be good as new.

Thanks for all the help.
post #16 of 17
That's good to hear...thank goodness it wasn't ring worm!
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew View Post
That's good to hear...thank goodness it wasn't ring worm!
I agree!!! Ring worm is a royal pain in the butt to make it go away.LOTS of cleaning to keep spores from going all over the house.

I'm glad it was a wound that is healing.
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