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Today we're going to talk about ringworm, a common fungal dermatitis in cats.
It's so common that most cats will get it at least once in their lives, and it's one of the most recurring skin conditions.
In severe cases, it can even be transmitted to humans, so you want to make sure you don't get it, or at least take care of it if you do.
Cats with fungal dermatitis will have scabs or dandruff on their skin, and a circular pattern of hair loss.
It's easy to see with the naked eye, and the first places you'll notice it are the ears and paws.
So what's causing our kids to get fungal dermatosis?
Cats are covered in fur all over, which makes it easier for their skin to get damp, so if they aren't dried well enough after bathing, or if they are left damp for long periods of time, or if it's a humid day indoors, fungal dermatitis fungi are more likely to grow.
It's a skin disease that can easily affect not only cats but also dogs, and in severe cases, humans, so it's important to take extra care.
Fungal dermatitis is easy to get and easy to get again!
How should you take care of it so it doesn't come back?
I'm going to write down a few simple things you can do at home.
I hope you find them useful!
1. Make sure they get plenty of sun time
Getting enough sun time is very important for our furry friends.
The sun sanitizes their surfaces and relieves stress.
Getting plenty of midday sun is the most basic way to prevent skin disease.
2. Regular bathing Drying off is a must!
Don't think that cats don't need baths!
Cats are full of curiosity and love corners and high places.
Cats are curious and like to get into nooks and crannies because they need to see and touch everything.
They only seek out hard-to-clean nooks and crannies and high places that are out of reach.
This makes it easy for germs to get into their fur.
It's been said that cats don't need to be bathed because they're naturally clean, but for the health of their owners, it's a good idea to bathe them regularly.
Also, make sure to dry them off afterwards!
The most common cause of fungal dermatitis is damp fur that has been left for a long time, so make sure to dry your cat from the inside out!
For cats with sensitive hearing, blow-drying with a pet blow-dryer is a great way to make the process less stressful and ensure that the coat is dried from the inside out!
3. Brush and check for dander regularly
Brushing is a must for both dogs and cats.
It's important to brush them regularly to keep their skin in good condition and to check for dandruff.
If they have dandruff, they may be getting ring worms soon, so you need to be extra careful.
They're most common during the hot, humid summer months, but they can happen at any time if the temperature and humidity in your home aren't right.
If you're a cat owner, it's good to know.
Today, we've learned a little bit about ring worms:)
See you in the next post!