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post #31 of 41
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Oh Lord, two years!!! If I can get Neem oil and CS, how do I use them? I am now pilling all four cats, as Persil has a lesion on her neck too, and it seems silly to wait for Dushka to develop it. I am also putting the Lamisil that was prescribed for me on them, as the vet said it would be OK. Today is bath day again, and they seem to know - three are hiding from me.
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by jennyranson View Post
Oh Lord, two years!!! If I can get Neem oil and CS, how do I use them? I am now pilling all four cats, as Persil has a lesion on her neck too, and it seems silly to wait for Dushka to develop it. I am also putting the Lamisil that was prescribed for me on them, as the vet said it would be OK. Today is bath day again, and they seem to know - three are hiding from me.
Neem oil is external use ONLY. This is some powerful stuff! If you purchase 100% oil...it is heavy...use sparingly and nowhere near eyes or mouth. I have had great success using Neem oil for mange, mites, ringworm, fleas & dermatitis. Neem oil is applied directly (also for you) to areas effected or with q-tip, cotton ball, etc. Just apply & gently rub area & surrounding area.

CS use is external & internal (if needed). CS is also applied directly to areas effected. CS is safe to use anywhere on the body...including yourself.

Applying 2x a day...you should see new hair growth within 1-week. Basic info. on both:

http://www.bytheplanet.com/WhatAilsY...m/ringworm.htm
http://www.ringworm.biz/
post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by Sadie's Mom View Post
The spores can, unfortunately, survive up to 2 years in the environment.
Two years
post #34 of 41
When Bakker got it none of the other cats got it!! Perhaps because he was a newbie to the household. When we treated ourselves with the Lamasil it took about 7-10 days for the spots to go away.
If you vaccum remember to throw the bags aways after each time you vaccum and the spores will be in the bag.
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by leesali View Post
Have been reading along here and well...yes...spores can survive for two + years...didn't want to send anyone into a tizzy.

I have had to battle ringworm many a time...my resident cats of 12, my fosters of too many to count and on myself...ALL of the time, the battle was won with Neem Oil and/or CS (colloidal silver).

Any good health food/vitamin store will carry both products and in my opinion, are the absolute best next to the paperclip

Jenny I would strongly advise against using these products. Neems oil is toxic to cat and collidal silver can also cause problems with cats. Stay the course with what your vet has recommended, be sure and wash your hands thoroughly after handling the infected animal and keep doing what you are doing. Using anything else can be risky
post #36 of 41
aw poor little blighters
post #37 of 41
Just looking in to see how you are all doing.
post #38 of 41
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We're OK thanks, though the cats are all in hiding after their bath today, and are off their food a bit. One has been sick, not sure which yet. I found it on the landing. I will stick with the medication I have and see how it progresses, and I would talk to the vet anyway before changing. I don't believe in self-medication unless you really are sure it is the right thing, but sometimes it pays to suggest something to the vet.
post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by jennyranson View Post
A couple of weeks ago I noticed Ellie had a bald patch on her neck but since she had been fighting with Wellington I did not give it much thought, other than to look at it and see there was no bleeding. But I have developed an itchy patch on my neck and the doctor this morning gave me the glad news that it is ringworm! At least it is not melanoma, which was my initial paranoidal fear. So I have ointment and tablets, and I will have to treat all the animals. I have looked at some of the threads here on it, but rather than go OTC here, I will go to the vet on Monday. Just another thing to deal with.
I had a ringworm on my thigh last year, not sure what the source was. I self diagnosed and self treated with Lamisil (over the counter spray), it was not very itchy. Within days progression was stopped but nearly 2 months before mark completely disappeared.

Where can I find pictures of ringworm on cats?
post #40 of 41
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I am using Lamisil as well as the tablets and shampoos. You can google ringworm and find some pix.
post #41 of 41
I ended up going through quite a few meds before I found one that didn't make Damita as sick as the others did. If the vomiting continues, don't hesitate to ask the vet for another medicine. It'll be well worth it!
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