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Ring Worm?

I think Jasmine and Ollie have ringworm. Has anyone ever dealt with this before?

When I took her in for the wound on her eye, my vet suspected ringworm. But it didn't glow much under the blacklight, so she thought it was just scaly from the scab. Well she still has the scaly area, and now Ollie has dark lesions under his chin and they are spreading. It doesn't look like a wound, so I'm thinking ringworm. What do you guys think? Back to the vet.

I'm also going to take all three rats with us so because they are sneezing. At least I can take them all in at once.


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Im sorry Steph...especially to hear about the rats sneezing. I hope it isnt anything serious.

With the ringworm, we thought Harlie had it when she was little, but it ended up being just dry skin (which she still gets very bad on occasion.) But for the ringworm our vet just recommended an antifungal shampoo, which they sold there. So hopefully if the cats do have ringworm, its an easy fix with the shampoo...I hope everything goes ok at the vet.

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Steph I'm sorry hun we have only dealt with ringworm in very very young kittens that were still being bottled fed and were under 2 weeks of age so sadly they couldn't be treated and had to be put down
I would take both Jasmine and Ollie in for a check up, but strangely you have described what is under Ollie's chin as what could also be acne....Some cats get this mainly from plastic feeding dishes, the oil from the cat food builds up and can cause acne....But that is only a possibility I would still take them into your vet!


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Wow, thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it. I have an appt. tomorrow afternoon so we'll see whats going on with them. I can also find out how much Ollie weighs (I've really been wanting to know!). I'm sure the rats will be ok. Its prob just a respiratory thing (they are prone to these things) and will be on antibiotics for awhile.


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With the ringworm, we thought Harlie had it when she was little, but it ended up being just dry skin (which she still gets very bad on occasion.)
Is dry skin common in cats? Pixel's paws are always so dry that a couple times they have bled.
I usually rub vaseline on them every couple days. Is there anything special you do for it?
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Is dry skin common in cats? Pixel's paws are always so dry that a couple times they have bled.
I usually rub vaseline on them every couple days. Is there anything special you do for it?
My outside kitties get dry skin on their pads, and I do the same. (Vaseline) Just keep an eye on it and if it doesn't seem to get better you may want to apply the vaseline more often.


As far as the possible ring worm? Felix had one this past summer, I took him to the vet and he suggested the antifungal shampoo,but it didn't help. I went to the pharmacy and got an over the counter ring worm / antifungal cream and put it on him twice a day and it went away. Hope this helps!!


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Is dry skin common in cats? Pixel's paws are always so dry that a couple times they have bled.
I usually rub vaseline on them every couple days. Is there anything special you do for it?
Harlie is a dog...but I just figured that the treatment would be somewhat similar because the antifungal shampoo that she got was for puppies and kittens.


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yep we give clients the antifungal shampoo and the cream too! Generally though most clients can't or just don't want to bath their cats so we get stuck with that job. Not fun!!!! But generally it is pretty easy to clear up. We have one cat that just keeps getting it back, but he is 16 years old and has numerous other problems so I think his immune system just can't beat it cause normally it is pretty easy to cure!
Let us know! I hope the rats sneezing is easy fixed too

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Thanks guys. I'll be going in at 3:30, and I'll let you know what happens. Thank goodness Mike is coming with me to help me carry all the animals!


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