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A fungus amoungst Us! Me!

January 14th 2013 9:13 am
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Hi Furs,
Mommy got concerned a week or so ago-I was at my ears and they looked red and irritated.
The outside looked funny too, dry and crusty.

Mommy said to Daddy I needed to go to the vet-and so today I got taken in my carrier to the illustrious Dr. Laura Gay Senk!

Now, Dr. Senk is an amazing vet! She has pioneered vets caring for ferals, and formerlly ferals. She's a legend, and spends much of her time doing spay and neuter surgery.

But she found the time to see me.


I have some sort of fungal infection on my ears, and probably in my ears, which are itch.

The stuff on the outside of my ears flouresced under the light that says 'ringworm'. But Dr. Senk doesn't really know if thats what it is. In her words to Daddy:

'These guys with FIV+ because of their low immune sytem break with stuff that you don't see in other cats. It might be some sorta fungus that is ringworm like, but not. But for now, she's treating it like ringworm.

She shrugged she heard I lived with others. She didn't seem to think it was a big deal. She said that she's seen cats never get it living with other cats. She suggested just watching us all and washing the bedding that is down. And giving me my medicine of course, which I'm getting as of today.

Mommy says that I'm going to have alot of fun, not!

By the way, Dr. Senks practice is the Farmingdale Dog and Cat Clinic, in Farmindale, NY. They are open every day except Sat and they are very kind, gentle, animal friendly. Dr. Senk has many awards for her Spay and Neuter work, and their prices are very reasonable.

I'm scheduled for my nose job next Friday, as well, Furs-Dr. Senk says its a good idea for 'it' on my nose to come off, 'just in case' as it keeps coming back and scabbing over.

Now I'm back home, of course having thrown up in the carrier and peed in it on the way home....well, what was I supposed to do? I had a full breakfast and trying morning...and when a guys gotta go, he's gotta go.

Mommy was not happy as she wasn't feeling well and had just washed the floor-having stayed home today.

love and light-Ruffy


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Purred by: Tiny Mighty MoeMoe~Dreamette # (Catster Member)

January 14th 2013 at 11:31 am

oh no what a dreadful morning so sorry to hear about this fungus.
Take care of you, sending lots of love and purrs for you and to mom and dad too feel better soon.
Purred by: Jasper, Angel Dreamboat #49a (Catster Member)

January 14th 2013 at 8:08 pm

The ear fungus is not fun. The vet finally got mine under control with something called Otomax, which is really for dogs. It's not so bad. Mom rubs my ears after putting in the drops, which I like. Hope the itch goes away, Ruffy!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 12:25 am

Hope you get rid of that fungus!
Purred by: ♥ Tony ♥ (Catster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 7:15 am

i don't do well going to the vet either! it stresses me out more than being sick. hope that fungus is cured quickly my furiend.
Purred by: Newman (Catster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 9:38 am

I hope the fungus goes away, Ruffy! You're getting an nose job? I thought only girls got those! MOL!
Purred by: Renee R

January 15th 2013 at 2:13 pm

hope your ears feel better my friend.
Purred by: Timmy Tomcat DB #122a (Catster Member)

January 20th 2013 at 5:03 am

Hey Ruffie
Sorry to hear you have an ear thing going on. My Brofur, with FIV, Mr Buttons had ringworm when he was a kit. Pops got a powder on line from the Big Box Store really cheap. Lucky we have not needed it since.
We have had a few accidents in carriers so tell Momcat that it is a cats prerogative to let our hoomans know we are a bit peeved.
Big purrs for you friend.
Timmy T

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