Ringworm in Cats
I know how to treat cats with ringworm, but first, let me tell you what it is. Ringworm is not a worm, it’s a fungus that can live on both animals and people, causing hairless patches of red skin, which may itch intensely. (The term “ringworm” comes from the circular pattern that results where hair has fallen out.)
How to treat cats with ringworm?
- Shampoo daily
- Apply medicine 2-3 times per day for 14 days
That’s the basic treatment regimen for feline ringworm, now here are some additional steps you can take:
- Be sure to wear disposable gloves when handling an infected cat or her environment 3. At this stage, it’s vital to keep the environment germ-free. Invest in a HEPA filter that sucks the air through a medical-grade filter before returning it to your home. 3. Keep your cat indoors and her toys sanitized with bleach
2. If you have other cats, wait two weeks from when they were last exposed to any fungus before letting them visit the infected kitty or her things.
3. Be sure to treat any people who handled the ringworm cat or his belongings. It can be contracted by touching an infected animal or object, so avoid bare skin contact with objects like combs & brushes while treating ringworm in people too! 6. Change your clothes after handling your cat and her things 8. Don’t let your cat groom herself – instead, use a soft cloth to wipe away any flakes of skin. Rinse the cloth after use 8. Until everything has cleared up completely, keep her at home and separate from other cats
4. Clean all litter boxes, food bowls, toys & bedding weekly with bleach; replace them often if they become heavily contaminated or show signs of wear
5. Don’t let anyone smoke around her
6. Be patient – it can take 2-3 months for all traces to clear up
So there you go! That’s how to treat cats with ringworm. Good luck!