|Purred: Tue Sep 13, '11 11:23pm PST |
|As with Sylvia and Leo, Lucy's veterinary dermatologist considers ringworm gone with 2 negative fungal cultures at least 1 month apart. I don't know anything about the spray your vet used but if the ringworm was so bad, I wonder why the vet didn't use an oral anti-fungal (my dermatologist and regular vet use Itraconazole). And as Leo said, ringworm can look different on different cats and feline acne CAN be a sign of ringworm. Definitely get rid of the plastic bowls regardless.
Did your vet do an actual ringworm culture? Those take 10-14 days for the results. I would be very concerned about a vet who is not using fungal cultures to determine if a skin issue (like acne) is or is not ringworm, especially in a cat who was just treated for ringworm.
Also, and I'm sure you know this, ringworm fungal spores can live in the environment for up to 2 years. To successfully get rid of ringworm, it takes some serious cleaning (daily) for months. It can be gotten rid of, just takes serious dedication to cleaning!
In addition, my other animals were all cultured twice to make sure they didn't have it because you want all animals in the house to be treated at the same time. My dog's cultures were negative but my other cat, even without any outward symptoms, was positive and was also treated with oral medication.
Ringworm is a pain! Hang in there, you can get rid of it! And if your vet hasn't done a fungal culture (which is the only true way to identify ringworm), I would look for a new vet.
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