I'm sorry to ask a question where I should be writing a review. But my cat has had ringworm for a week and a half, and it's just getting worse. It started as a small patch on his ear and now both his ears are almost totally 'naked' (bare), and below one ear (base of ear, toward the neck) he's now losing big clumps of fur. I've been treating 3x a day with AVC and an antifungal cream.
He's been to the vet and I'll be taking him again. I'm just devastated because a) he's suffering and b) we might have to cancel holiday plans meaning I can't see my family whom I haven't seen in over a year and don't get to meet my new niece until she's a year old.
Is it normal that it gets worse before it gets better? How long does it take? I'm impatiently waiting to hear back from the vet :'-(
Apple Cider Vinegar
After reading posts on this topic I tried using ACV on my cat. She's persian and it spread from 1 ear to the other then her neck in 2 places. Anyway... After trying Conofite for about a week and a half.. it just was spreading and she was looking worse. I thought, while I wait for the vet's "special order" liquid meds, I thought why not try the ACV. I put it on 2 cotton balls and put it on her ears and then her neck. WHY DID I DO THAT?? she HOWLED something fierce, snorted, etc.. I was almost afraid she would attack. (she didn't, she's a good kitty) I'm sure it was the smell along with the burning I guess. the next day, she wouldn't come near me! she cowered in the corner and ran away. She did let me put the old cream on her though. She had two dark "drips" from either side of her mouth. I think as a result of her trying to lick the ACV off of her. I DO NOT Recommend the ACV, but everyone's cat is different. I'll try the vrigin coconut oil, let's hope she likes that smell. Otherwise... PLEASE HELP... is there anything not painfull or smelly that I can do for my cat. The vet says the meds may take up to 2 months or more to clear up the ringworm! HELP!!!!
Apple Cider Vinegar
I've been using apple cider, scrubbed on with a toothbrush with my kitten for about a week now with no success. It appears to cause him some pain because he cries and after I'm finished and he even walks around the house howling for a bit. :( I wouldn't reccomend it.
Also: I thought it would be a good idea to cut the hair of where the fungus was visable (white flakes and scaley skin) so I could treat it better but it only seemed to spread to I'd advise against that as well!!