RINGWORM (MICROSPORUM CANIS)
Microsporum Canis is the cause of “Ringworm.” Mild to moderate cases are treated by applying antifungal cream to the affected areas two to three times daily for two weeks. Antifungal shampoos should be soaked for 10 minutes weekly. In systemic or severe cases oral medications such as Itraconozol can be indicated. Ringworm is contagious between pets and from pet to humans. Some cats can be asymptomatic carriers, transmitting the skin problem to others without suffering symptoms themselves.
Signs are hair loss, inflamed circular lesions, broken hair shafts. Ringworm is sometimes, but not always itchy.