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Cat with ringworm around one eye

Posted By Lilliansgogo (Pennsylvania) on 01/12/2014

Hi, my male cat is 2.5 years old (also lives in the household is his sister 2.5 yr old, both domestic short hair and two tuxedo cats age 13 yrs and the baby 7 months. All the cats are fine but my male cat who apparently has ringworm around his one eye and rescide to his ear. We took him to vet, but really didn't get answers or help. She gave us EAR medicine to apply. Then sent us on our way-never tested my cat under microscope or nothing. I am worried about my other cats and because it's almost on his eye how do I treat. Any thoughts? Nikki
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Replied by Theresa Donate (Mpls., Mn) on 01/12/2014

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The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

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Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

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Hey Lilliansgogo!

Did your vet rule OUT ringworm? Did the vet use the Wood's lamp or black light or offer to culture anything?

If this were my vet, I would hop on the phone and call them and ask why they prescribed ear meds; did they find ear mites or a yeast or bacterial ear infection? Its possible they found something and just failed to communicate properly. OR its possible they are simply a terrible team and you should find another vet; either way, you should make the call and find out why your cat was prescribed what you were given.

Dealing with ringworm can be a never ending undertaking. I have dealt with ringworm when I rescued a tiny kitten from a goat barn; in the blink of an eye, all my dogs had it - gah! I use several types of veterinarians, and the first vet only offered to culture the spores to identify the cause of the round patches, saying that ringworm only fluoresces under a black light 50% of the time. Off to the next vet who said, while ringworm only shows under a black light 50% of the time, if you have the kind that does show under the black light, you can then act to control it that much sooner [holistic vet btw, and yes, it did glow apple green under the black light].

If you are convinced its ringworm, do find a black light and see if it fluoresces and glows under the light - and report back here.

Next, read up on ring worm cures on EC: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/ringworm.html

When my dogs had it, I used the nail polish and nipped it in the bud in a matter of days. My dogs had little blue spots all over [it was on sale, what can I say] but were cured in short order. I also think the dabbing with bleach would be very cheap and effective as well as trying ACV. Sulphur is an effective remedy - make your own remedy by mixing one part of the 'flowers of sulphur" and two parts vaseline and then add baby oil to thin for easy application.

Curing the ringworm on the pet might be far easier than decontaminating your environment, particularly if your pet has a large patch around his eye, spreading to his ear; this tells me he has been shedding spores in the environment for at least a few weeks now. This puts everyone in the house at risk. You certainly can take steps to decontaminate the house - but before that I urge you to confirm the ringworm or rule it out. So again, give the vet a call and ask for answers - and get ahold of a black light to see if your cat's suspect spots glow funny colors or not.

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Replied by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 01/12/2014

To Lilliansgogo from Pensylvania: Hi, just get some turmeric spice and with your finger work into the fur. It will go in no time, often first time. Just follow up once or so. I have been using it for years on mine. Apply dry and even when they shake themselves it still works. It is a natural antibiotic and good for them if they lick it. Om
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Replied by Theresa Donate (Mpls., Mn) on 01/12/2014

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

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How To Show Theresa Your Appreciation

If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

http://www.piperslegacy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Bobo-home/1409993732632080?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://ted.earthclinic.com

Om, this is just brilliant! This should be in the human section for ringworm also!
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Replied by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 01/12/2014

Re TURMERIC the come back of the golden Queen

I don't know what happened to the post where I supposedly said "to make a paste and apply". I NEVER do that. A paste will not adhere and as with fungals, damp is not wanted. DRY.

Here is how well it works even in an all over affliction to a cat that was found blind and abandoned under a bridge. She was pure white and big. I put her into a box big enough to hold her and applied a pound or so of turmeric powder all over. Rubbed it well in and when she shook herself it was all in the box. Then kept her confined for a day till most of the powder was still in the coat but not all over the house. She also had to walk in it.

Now she was a brilliant orange pussy, very happy and healed fast. No expensive repetitive meds from the vet. This I do till this day and it works every time.

Here is my favourite link for TURMERIC :

http--www.bioponic.com-pdfs-Turmeric.

Namaste, Om

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Replied by Theresa Donate (Mpls., Mn) on 01/13/2014

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

-----------------------------

How To Show Theresa Your Appreciation

If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

http://www.piperslegacy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Bobo-home/1409993732632080?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://ted.earthclinic.com

Namaste, Om!

*I* posted about making a paste - not sure where that went, but when I peeked at a few sites that recommended turmeric for ringworm they indicated to add a few drops of water to make a paste, to apply the paste and let it sit for 10 minutes, and then to rinse it off. I can see the benefit of having a paste vs fly away powder in certain areas where you would want greater control over application. I see no problem with using a wet paste on a fungal if its allow to fully dry after the treatment is rinsed off; this has worked well for Ted's anti-staph/anti-fungal remedy - so to each their own on preferred method to use.

I think your whole body application on the white cat is again brilliant - and can only laugh at your white cat turned ginger :-) I will definitely consider turmeric next time I encounter a skin issue in one of my pets.

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