How to treat ringworm in cats, ringworm in kittens
If you suspect ringworm in your cat or kitten, then your cat has one of the most common fungal skin problems known to pets. Named for its characteristic circular pattern of hair loss, the hair at the edge of the cat ringworm may be somewhat tufted or raised up. The hair loss results in bald spots that may be generally smooth; altho it's not unusual to see a reddish ring around these spots. Sometimes, however, these areas are crusty and look like sores, so one description does not fit all. For ringworm on cats, the main sites for these lesions are the skin on the face, ears, chest, forelegs and along the ridge of the back. As a potent anti-fungal treatment, Banixx can make treating ringworm in cats straightforward. Cats' ringworm symptoms do make it easy to identify, however, it's always good to get a definitive diagnosis from your veterinarian.
So, what is ringworm exactly?
Despite its name, ringworm has nothing at all to do with worms, but rather with an insidious fungus that hides in the dark, moist areas under saddle pads, cinches, or cat/dog collars. Cat ringworm fungi feed on the natural skin keratin that is found in the outer layers of the skin, hair, and nails. Ringworm in cats and any other pet for that matter is extremely contagious. It can be easily transmitted from animal to animal or even animal to human through infected grooming supplies, tack, or even skin-to-skin contact. Due to its contagious nature, treatment of your pet's entire environment is vitally important to success.
Then, how do I treat ringworm in cats?
- Gently put Banixx on the affected area of your kitten or cat's ringworm using disposable gloves. A cotton ball soaked (but not dripping) in Banixx is generally a good approach. This may be done two to three times daily for two to four days or, more if needed.
- Using very light pressure, pat Banixx softly into your cat's or kitten's ringworm area, using the cotton ball or just your fingertips being sure to wear your disposable gloves for this.
- To prevent the spread of this infection (ringworm in cats is highly contagious) immediately dispose of the gloves.
Banixx has been used with tremendous success on ringworm treatment in cats and kittens due to its amazing anti-fungal properties. Note: since ringworm on cats, kittens is so contagious, it's a good idea to do some basic disinfecting procedures such as cleaning any grooming brushes/combs and bedding with a bleach and water solution. Spraying a household anti-bacterial spray such as Lysol, or similar, in and around your pet's living quarters is another sound precautionary step.
Banixx is the benign, immediate source of relief for treating cat ringworm in cats and fungal infections in cats.