Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
My cats have just got rid of their ringworm with an antifungal clotrimazole cream called Clotrimaderm. I also used an antifungal shampoo weekly, but didn't have to resort to the lime sulphur dip. Of equal importance to using the cream twice a day, is to keep the environment very clean. Get a hospital-grade antifungal cleaner to swab the floors often, and wipe down anything the cat may come in contact with.....furniture, chairs, tables, cat carrier. I covered all my upholstered furniture with sheets but washed them every few days. Also only wear clean laundered clothes once, and wash the cat bedding (blanket/towel) in water with some bleach. You have to keep this cleaning regimen up for several months (I was told 5 mos.) after the cat no longer has any ringworm lesions, to eliminate it from the environment, as the spores from lesions are very light and easily airborne and can re-infect a cat or person (especially if their immunity is down) months or even a year later. It's a nasty thing to deal with, and I've never done so much laundry in my life! Good luck!
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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