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Lucy's Sore Nose

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Lucy the Cat- Fairy

Lucy - mother of all- needy kittens
 
 
Purred: Fri Aug 19, '11 7:19pm PST 
Quite suddenly (like since this morning) Lucy's nose has developed an area about .5cm in diameter where the fur is gone and the skin is rough, almost bumpy. No vesicles (like would contain puss), not itchy, although it does seem to hurt her if touched. Her nose is black naturally, so it isn't likely to be sunburn. Put a little Vitamine E oil on it tonight, but not sure what the best care is or exactly what it is. Put a picture on her kitty page.
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Lucy Nooner

Chatterbox
 
 
Purred: Fri Aug 19, '11 11:16pm PST 
Definitely could be ringworm. Make sure to have your vet do a culture (can take up to 2 weeks for results) for diagnosis. Some vets use a blacklight but not all ringworm glows under a black light so this is not an accurate way to diagnosis or rule out ringworm. It might not be ringworm but I'd do the culture to make sure it's not.
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Lucy the Cat- Fairy

Lucy - mother of all- needy kittens
 
 
Purred: Sat Aug 20, '11 10:37am PST 
I think the horse doc thinks this is also likely. Tryin' ta get hold of Dr. Lisa today.
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