How is cat ringworm caused? How to prevent it?
Cat Ringworm is caused by mold infection. The infection is generally through direct contact, such as contact with infected animals or the environment. Especially when the cat’s skin resistance decreases, these fungi will be given a chance.
How is Cat Ringworm caused
Cat Ringworm is a skin disease caused by mold infection, the most common is Microsporum canis. The infection is generally through direct contact, such as contact with infected animals or the environment. As long as the cat’s skin is healthy and in good condition, it will not be easily infected by fungi in the environment. Only when the cat’s skin resistance drops, will these fungi be given an opportunity.
Symptoms after Cat Ringworm infection
After the cat was initially infected with Cat Ringworm, there were no obvious symptoms, and it was slowly discovered that a pinch of hair was lost on the part of Cat Ringworm. At the time of the onset, the cat’s skin has ring-shaped scaly spots, which are mostly found on the cat’s face, trunk, limbs and tail. The part infected by the mold will appear round hair removal, and some parts of the hair removal will have a lot of dander on it, and most cats will not have obvious itching symptoms. But if you leave it alone, the range of Cat Ringworm will slowly expand. In severe cases, the cat will feel itchy and scratch repeatedly.
Cat Ringworm can be transmitted to humans
If the shoveling officer often holds or pets cats with Cat Ringworms, they are also easy to be infected (women and small friends are more likely). Cat Ringworm infects humans, causing itching and peeling of the skin, ring-shaped rash and itching in the affected area, or causing yellow ringworm and white ringworm in humans. It is more common on the arms and neck. If the head is infected, it will lose hair in a round shape like a cat.
How to prevent Cat Ringworm
1. Disinfect the environment
Keep a vacuum cleaner and disinfectant at home. Wool fabrics are the easiest medium to spread ringworm, and vacuum cleaners can remove mold spores in the environment. The disinfectant and water are diluted at a ratio of 1:30 to disinfect daily necessities and towels. In addition, keep the room dry and ventilated, change the sheets frequently, and be an exquisite shit shoveler, you know.
2. Increase the intake of vitamin B family
Vitamin supplements for skin diseases are the same for people. Increasing the intake of vitamin B family is beneficial to improve the cat’s resistance and speed up the treatment of Cat Ringworm.
3. Wash your hands if you have been in contact with sick cats. The shoveling officer who has multiple cats in the house must isolate the cats that can get Cat Ringworm, and wash your hands after touching the sick cat, otherwise you and other cats will be in trouble.
4. Don’t bathe your cat frequently. The cat’s skin has no sweat glands, and the stratum corneum is many times thinner than a human. Frequent bathing will reduce the resistance of the cat’s skin. Cats love to be clean. People feel that they are dirty. Regular deworming is many times better than bathing. In addition, be sure to choose a serious shower gel and don’t take risks.
5. Expose your cat to the sun More exposure to the sun can disinfect (don’t expose it if it is too hot in summer, and keep the room dry and ventilated), which can enhance the resistance of the cat’s skin and make Cat Ringworm treatment faster. It should be emphasized that for cats with more serious infections, the treatment cycle will be longer. After all, the root cause of fungal infections is caused by the environment. In addition, the cat’s nutrition can’t keep up, and then they will develop Cat Ringworm.