Ringworm treatment for cats

treat ringworm in cats
Ringworm treatment for cats
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If your suspect that your cat is infected by ringworm, than it is very important for you to know a little bit about ringworm treatment for cats because ringworm is kind of like a nightmare as this thing can easily spread between and among human and animals.

Fortunately, ringworm is pretty easy to kill.

What you can do to treat ringworm in cats

The first logical step to take is to get your cat and yourself an anti-fungal lotion or cream. This lotion need to be applied on the ringworm and the skin around it for 2 times a day, in the morning and at night.

You must first make sure that you clean the infected area of your skin before you apply the cream. You’ll need to remember to do this routine for at least two weeks even when the rash are no longer visible to make sure you had successfully get rid of the ringworm.

When the vet come in
Another great idea is to leave the treatment of ringworm in cats to the pro. Lets you vet take care of it as they usually have some other medicine for this kind of illness including anti-fungal shampoo and lime sulfur dip. Other than that, oral medication is also an option when situation is getting worse.

Another major task in treating ringworm in cats
Ringworm is easy to kill. However, they can also coming back. That’s why it is important to disinfect your home to make sure you cat didn’t get infected all over again.

To do this, you’ll need to wash almost all washable surface in your house with bleach and hot water. As for the furniture and un-washable area, you can use any disinfectant spray to get the job done. There are also child-friendly disinfectant available in the market today, don’t hesitate to choose this one if you have a child.

to make things short, there are basically 3 important steps:
  1. Apply anti-fungal lotion to your cat
  2. Let the vet handle the situation when thing is getting worse 
  3. Disinfecting your home to prevent ringworm from coming back
Remember that during the treatment, it is best to limit physical contact with your cat as ringworm cat spread easily and fast. Also, keep in mind that disinfecting your home play a major role in preventing the ringworm from coming back.

Over the counter ringworm treatment for cats

over the counter ringworm treatment for cats
Over the counter ringworm treatment for cats
Like most skin infection, we can also treat ringworm with over the counter products which is available in the market. However, when it come to treating ringworm on cats, you might going to hesitate a little bit since your cat might going to lick the cream that you apply on him.

The thing is you just want to be sure that the product that you apply to the ringworm on your cat will not cause any harm to the cat it self.

The solutions
The  best solution is to use Lamisil AT, or any other over the counter products that made of similar ingredients.

The Lamisil AT is actually just an athletes foot cream but it can also be use as over the counter ringworm medication for cats. If you hesitate to try this, keep in mind that this cream is actually used by a lot of small cat shelter through out the U.S to treat mild ringworm.

All you will need to do is rub the cream real well on the infected area once or twice a day and the ringworm should be gone in a few weeks. The cat will probably lick the cream but licking a small amount of this usually won’t cause any side effect to your cat.

You must not scrub the ringworm to prevent it from spreading, apply small amount of the cream and press it into the fur. For faster result, you can also use shampoo but bathing a cat, as you already know, is a pain.

9 awesome facts about cats


1. Cats spent 70% of their lives sleeping

2. Cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S.

3. Once, there is this cat who survive a 19-storey fall.

4. Cats meow only when the want to communicate with humans

5. Most of the time, cats are lactose intolerant. Avoid feeding them milk

6. Cats can run faster than Usain Bolt

7. If a cat rubs against people, that cat is actually trying to mark it territory

8. There are two theories on why cats bring a dead animals to you.

a) It's try to teach you how to hunt
b) It's a gift!

9. If your cat didn't respond when you call, your cat actually recognizes your voice. It just acts like he just don't care