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.
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 :)
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 :)