I know there are threads that I read regarding this...but I took some pictures. So I figured I would post them and see if anyone has had experience with this.
Yeah I'm gonna go see a vet tomorrow. She is indoors only. We live in an apartment building in NYC on the 3rd floor.
She doesn't spend a lot of time in a window in the sun, does she?
Our Sterling has mysterious lumps around the edge of his ear, and no one has ever been able to explain them. Of course, I have those crusty growths on my ear, and the "vet" (for humans) says it's pre-cancerous cell damage from too much sun. Really encouraging, huh?
I just got off the phone with the covering Vet for today. I'm a little in shock from the fact that she spoke with me. Its amazing how much nicer Vets are than Doctors - probably because Doctors are in constant fear of getting audited - but that is another discussion for another time. The covering Vet said that I don't have to do the lime-sulfur dip. She said they have it in the office and would be willing to give it to me, but that it is not necessary yet, plus she is the only cat in the home. Then we talked about all the possibilites and she at least made me feel better. I'll definitely keep this thread updated as far as the outcome, but as soon as I get home from work my Ksyusha is coming out of the bathroom.
That is terrifying. Goodness, my heart is racing just reading about her adventure. I hope her test results turn out to be the best of all possibilities.
Yeah everytime I go to that window now I get this chill down my spine. Thanks for the good vibes!
And so the tale of the crusty ear is nearing its end. It took 10 days for the culture at the Vet to come back positive. Now, to be honest, the culture was not even necessary. In other words, there is a nice bit of ringworm on my arm to determine that my kitten definitely has ringworm. Being that she has never been outside and the only other place she could've gotten the infection from is from the breeder's house being with all those kittens, I will try to get the breeder to reimburse me for the Vet bill of $220 for two visits, labs, culture, and oral anti-fungals. She'll be taking them for 21 days. Shes pretty compliant with her meds given that I put them in pill pockets. I wanted oral meds myself, but I feel like my MD has something against oral anti-fungals. So, she gave me a cream.
That's it for now. I'll update as soon as I can.
So far so good. My kitten has been taking her Terbinafine for 7 days now. This morning she ate around the pill pockets after doing so well for all the other days. I've noticed a change in her appetite as well. I hope in 2 weeks she has no more issues.
I must say, I thought it would be the safer option to buy a cat from a breeder. I love my kitten very much, but from an eye infection to ringworm to these black specks that I just found on her chin yesterday. It is just too much. Everyone I knew never needed to take their cat to the vet unless it was for booster shots. In the future, we're going to adopt.
She is just over 9 months old. We've had her for two months now. She came with a registered breeder. We have all her papers. Why are you asking?
Just wanted to post the resolution. I've been crazy busy the past couple of months. Ksyusha is doing well. She took her oral meds for 21 days - it was difficult to administer towards the end, but she took them all. We're getting ready to celebrate her 1 year.