Ringworm in Cats-Causes, Symptoms ??


what is Rea MERM ringworm is the common
name for dermatophyte dosis which is ahighly contagious fungal infection that
affects the skin usually in closeproximity to hair and nails in many
cases their mattify tosses presence as ared ring shaped infection on the outer
layers of the skin ringworm is notlife-threatening but it can be
uncomfortable and may be spread to otherpets and humans while cats of all ages
can contract during worm infectionkittens are the most susceptible
symptoms of ringworm in catsin some cases ringworm symptoms are
easily observed however in less obviouscases ringworm can be more difficult to
diagnose in cats especially long-hairedcats the following symptoms will often
cause a veterinarian to suspect ringwormscaling of skin and coat erythema and
inflamed redness of the skin route thatcan patches of skin patchy hair loss
often accompanied by crusty skin unlikea mycosis an infection of the cat’s
claws that causes them to become scalyand rough it should also be noted that
after coming in contact with ringwormfungi some cats become carriers but
never exhibit any outward symptoms thesecats will likely infect other animals in
humans if they are not treatedcauses of ringworm and cats ringworm is
caused by a fungal infection thatsettles into the outer layers of the
skin usually near hair and nails thevast majority of ringworm cases are
caused by the spores of the Micra spermcanis fungus but on rare occasions
ringworm has been found to be caused bythe spores of three other thank I Mike
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museum regardless of the particularfungus that has caused the infection the
overall causes are the same these fungiare highly contagious spreading either
by direct contact between animalsbetween animals and humans or through
contact with a contaminated object orsurface cracked skin is exceptionally
vulnerable to ringworm infections as thespores can settle within the cracks once
the skin comes in contact with thefungus there is typically a 7 to 14 day
incubation period before the infectionbecomes visible on the skin’s surface

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