1) Ok i have contracted ringworm... from an unknown place. a top contender for ringworm carrier is cats and dogs. My cat franny has recently been scraching her chin... just some info. The site said that it is hard to treat and hard to know if you pet has it. We do not want to waste 100$ for an useles pet visit... HELP ME ... How to know if pet has it.....
2)Now my cat is about 1 and a half years old. She used to eat a whole can of kitty food and loved treats. Now she only eats about half a can. then my cat used to be EXTREMELY hyper . Now she is docile and LOVES to sleep.Again we do not want to take her to the vet for no reason at all. Should we even be worring???????
I have no advice on the ringworm issue. But on the feeding and sleeping I might. Ping will be a year old in may. I have noticed that the amount he eats in wet varies. Sometimes he will want a whole can most most times now a days he just wants 1/2 a can 2 times a day. Also I have noticed during the day he is calmer unless he is playing with the kids. Then it sounds like a herd in here. But over all he is much calmer now. But overall I say that if this is a new behavior and you are overly concerned about it I would take your kitty in to be looked at. I would rather play it on the safe side. I couldn't live with myself if I didn't take him in and something did end up being wrong.
Ringworm is nasty stuff, and if it's been introduced to your household, chances are the cat is going to need to be treated, regardless of how ya'll got it.
If you don't treat everything and everyone involved, it's going to be a vicious cycle, and you'll never break it. Not only do you need to be treated, and your pets need to be treated, but you're going to need to clean bedding, sheets, quilts, even suggest steam-cleaning your carpet and furniture, because the spores responsible for ringworm can live for a long time.
If your cat has it, and you don't treat it, it's just going to continue living in your house, putting you and anyone else who lives in your house or visits your house and is exposed to spores, a chance of getting ringworm.
And yah, there could be worse things in the world, but this one is really bothersome, so just get it taken care of.
I know when my son brought home a kitten that had it, our entire family ended up with it. I'd never seen Ringworm before so this was a new one for me. The human family members were slathering ourselves with antifungal cream by the buckets, and our vet gave us an antifungal shampoo and I think a cream to use.
It was a pita to get rid of, so if you have it in your house, I would get started with aggressively treating it, and don't put off a vet visit, either.
***Edited By: lorrix on 1/24/2007 9:36:05 PM*** Reason: kk