Monday, January 24, 2011

Kumo's Vest

The past week and a half has been very traumatic for our little Kumo.  He was scratching uncontrollably one night and then two days after a weird bald spot appeared on his back.  A trip to the vet confirmed our suspicions that it was ring worm!  Eeeks.  Kumo loves to play with the sand in the litter box so we're all guessing that he picked up the fungus there.  I also found out that cats under 1 year are highly susceptible because their immune system hasn't fully developed yet.  Aww, poor baby!
The itching has stopped but I am still treating the area with betadine and the prescribed anti fungal cream 2-3 times a day.  The vet also gave us a medicated shampoo to use every 4 days.
i has a vest
Kumo is very active and keeps licking the ointment so I made a tiny vest out of an old sock for him :)  This is his 4th vest this week too.  I know he's supposed to wear that cone shaped collar but I don't want him to be uncomfortable :(
Looks kind of cute on him too :)
Kumo and Nugget
We check Nugget a lot to see if he has any weird patches but so far he's clean.  We're supposed to keep them apart but it's so hard since they like being together most of the time.  Hopefully this thing clears up soon :)


  1. Ah, little Kumo, we're sending you bunches and bunches of purrs!

  2. suits Kumo very well.. Very creative

  3. Awww, poor Kumo! That first photo is too cute!

    You can try the donut collar next time, Qish used it and he went on with his normal life while wearing it -- chasing Rue, eating, sleeping, climbing on top of closets. It's a great alternative to the cone of shame! I got it from Bow & Wow, here are Qish's photos wearing it:

  4. Poor thing! Kumo looks cute in stripes!

  5. nice little vest, looks very cute on kumo and kumo looks really happy in it (based on first photo) :)



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