How Do You Diagnose Ringworm in a Cat?

How Do You Diagnose Ringworm in a Cat?

Author: Category: Health , Pets
2020-12-07

Only a licensed veterinarian can definitively diagnose ringworm in your pet or feral cats. The most reliable way a veterinarian uses to diagnose ringworm is by sending samples to a lab, but that can take a couple of weeks. Faster, less accurate ways exist, such as using a UV lamp to check for glowing strands of hair (this occurs about half...

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Symptoms of Feline Ringworm

Symptoms of Feline Ringworm

Author: Category: Health , Pets
2020-12-07

The incubation period between exposure to ringworm and the development of symptoms is 7-21 days. This means if you pet a stray cat yesterday and have ringworm today, then that is not the most likely cause of your infection. The most common symptom of ringworm in cats is no symptoms at all! But every cat is different and may or may...

What is ringworm?

What is ringworm?

Author: Category: Health
2020-12-07

What is ringworm? Ringworm is a very infectious and common skin infection causing a ring shaped red rash. Ringworm is most common among children, but can affect people of any age. Ringworm isn’t caused by worms. The skin infection, also known as tinea, is caused by fungi called dermatophytes. Fungi are microscopic organisms that can live off the dead tissues...