How to treat lichen cats?

Elena Mikheeva
Elena Mikheeva
November 30, 2012
How to treat lichen cats?

Cats are not only affectionate, but also hardy, rarely sick creatures. However, as is often the case, even they have their own “Achilles heel”. Severe and most common cat disease is ringworm.

Every caring owner should know how to treat deprived cats, because in case of infection with this disease, the saying "heal like a cat" does not work. Unfortunately, by itself, this sore does not pass, and the animal without the help of man, well, can not be cured.

To prevent the disease from spreading to other animals and people on a catastrophic scale, it is necessary to consult with a veterinarian than to treat deprived cats.

Deprive is a dangerous infectious disease of the scalp and skin caused by various types of microscopic dermatomycetes fungi.

What causes lichen

Ringworm called such varieties of fungal diseases as:

  • trichophytosis;
  • microsporia;
  • favus

After infection, ringworm appears at the end of the incubation period, which sometimes lasts ninety days. The first signs of the disease are bald patches and hair loss, on seeing which, the owner begins to wonder how to treat lichen in cats at home.

At first, these fragments with dropped hair, on the skin of an animal of not large size, but without timely treatment, such bald spots “grow out”, become larger and occupy almost the entire surface of the body of the sick animal.

Initially, spots may appear on the ears, animal face, tail, or paws. The disease can occur in different forms. The lightest form — the superficial form of ringworm; the dangerous and more serious — the deeper form. The risk group that is exposed to infection with the deep form most often:

  • older cats;
  • kittens;
  • animals with weak immunity.

The third form of ringworm is atypical. Sometimes the atypical shingles, it is easy to confuse with abrasions or scuffs, making it difficult to recognize the disease.

How to treat lichen cats

For effective treatment of ringworm, veterinarians prescribe modern antibiotics, as well as, as a preventive measure, special vaccines.

Often, before treating a cat with an antibiotic, the affected areas are treated with antiseptic and antifungal agents. Next to the affected area, all the wool must be shorn. Appearing crusts soften with warm soapy solution, the spots are richly lubricated with iodine.

Sulfuric ointment and antifungal ointment, which are sold in “human” pharmacies, are an effective remedy for depriving you. It would be a good idea to isolate a sick cat until it is completely cured, or at least not to let it go to the sofa and bed. We wish your pet to get better and never to be sick again!