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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2015, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Ringworm

Hello all! Just rescued a very sick kitten, have nursed her back to health, but now she has ringworm. I'm afraid she might have infected my other cat, but I am giving her topical treatment and waiting for the medicinal bath to come in from the vet. I am cleaning and have her quarantined. In the meantime, I am vacuuming, but would like to spray my place with something to kill the spores. I started spraying everything with lotrimin and letting it air out. I also just purchased apple cider vinegar in hopes to dilute it with water and spray furniture, etc. Has anyone found this helpful? I want to stay away from bleach.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 06:06 AM
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UGH - the scourge of cat rescue is ringworm. You are doing everything right. I also treat the kitten/cat topically AND use the sulfer dip. I'm not familiar with any sprays for furniture or carpeting though. You will need to do some google searchs for that one.

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Oh it's horrible. Hopefully you caught it early so it was small spots on the kitten. We went through a horrible period with this as Kiki was probably carrying it for a while before she came to us So, first time I went crazy and had in a cleaning company hot washed everything we could. We used a medicated wash and then a topical cream on the patches. It cleared fast BUT made a return a second time. This time we just treated the cats and used a quarantine room and kept up treatment for longer. This time we cleared it, although we had a false alarm a few months later. Hope it clears up fast
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2015, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! The kitten is much better, the scaly portions of tail are no longer. Fur is growing back. I don't want to keep the two apart much longer as I will be going away and want them to have each other in between visits from friends and family. It goes away on its own, I know....so it's not like the plague. I'm just keeping them quarantined but am just going with the flow at this point. Thanks for all the help guys! Appreciate hearing what you did. Will keep you updated!
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